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March 1, 2017  

Book Review – Physical Asset Management

Reading Dharmen Dhaliah’s book, Physical Asset Management: An Organizational

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June 1, 2014  

Is lubrication data missing from your KPIs?

In industrial operations the world over, lubrication remains a vexing challenge. Indeed, when machine bearings fail, there’s a better than 70% chance that faulty or insufficient lubrication practices are ultimately to blame….

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June 1, 2014  

Tablet Power at the Worksite

Imagine this maintenance scenario: Using a tablet computer, an electrician photographs a Quick Response code, or QR code, pasted on an electrical cabinet. Within seconds, the tablet locates a raft of detailed information specific to this piece…

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June 1, 2014  

Nano-ceramic grease extends maintenance interval 6x

A new high-performance nano-ceramic grease has proven to significantly extend the service life of bearings operating in washdown conditions. The grease is being used on lift truck wheel bearings for frozen food processing and handling…

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June 1, 2014  

The importance of support systems in maintenance

This month’s column continues an ongoing report about our experiences, assessment and recommendations to improve maintenance and operations at an Ontario food processing plant.

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February 1, 2014  

Setting goals for maintenance

This month, we’re taking a break from reporting on the maintenance assessment we are conducting at an Ontario food plant. The plant is still working on the changes we recommended during our previous visit in November. Our next on-site…

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February 1, 2014  

Diagnosing motors with the push of a button

The electronic devices used to test and analyze electric motors and other equipment have become much more powerful than in the past. Yet, in many instances these sophisticated devices have also introduced a high degree of complexity for users,…

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September 1, 2013  

Keeping the Flow Flowing

“You don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone” is a phrase that is often used. This concept can be all-too-familiar for anyone who has ever neglected an engine-powered dewatering pump. A dependable pump…

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September 1, 2013  

IFPE CONFERENCE TOPICS HAVE BEEN SET OUT

Las Vegas, NV – IFPE 2014 will be held March 4-8, 2014, at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV, co-located with the Conexpo-Con/Agg exposition for the construction industries. The huge trade show also includes several…

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September 1, 2013  

SKILLS SHORTAGES COSTING ONTARIO $28 BILLION ANNUALLY

Toronto – Ontario is losing out on as much as $24.3 billion in economic activity and $3.7 billion in provincial tax revenues annually because employers cannot find people with the skills they need to innovate and grow in today’s…

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September 1, 2013  

MAINTENANCE CONFERENCE HEADS TO CALGARY

Calgary, AB – MainTrain 2013 will feature skill-building sessions, interactive workshops, technical sessions, case studies and supplier presentations covering a wide range of maintenance, reliability and asset management subject areas….

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September 1, 2013  

Generator repair requires perseverance

Earlier this year, representatives of one of the biggest and oldest companies involved in subsea cable repair and installation around the world contacted us from England. They asked if we could rewind and repair a large generator for a ship in…

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June 1, 2013  

Climbing the Safety Ladder

Walking along a mill’s machinery-lined corridor on a tour, I stumbled on an asphalt ramp between the floor and a five-inch high doorsill. Once painted yellow, little of the warning colour remained. I turned to Michel Cloutier, my host and…

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April 1, 2013  

Putting the Fun in Skills

With all the hype going back and forth of late regarding the federal government’s push for investing in skills training for industry (which was introduced in the recent federal budget  and which was covered extensively with more than…

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April 1, 2013  

Overcoming PM challenges

I have the opportunity to visit many industrial facilities in the run of a year and get to see many common problems as I work with their maintenance departments. A common issue I see is maintenance departments trying to find the time to do…

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April 1, 2013  

Backing up your CMMS

Although I have mentioned in this column before how important it is to back up your CMMS database, recent events have brought me to discussing it again.