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  • Asset Management: Evolution to Revolution

    Q: Asset management is changing rapidly. Where is it all headed? A: Maintenance and reliability concepts have been evolving for a long time with increasing complexity and capabilities. This is further complicated by global competition, the high number of trades/technicians leaving the workforce, changing business dynamics, and the ongoing need to improve culture.

  • My Time Is Not Your Time

    By Dr. Klaus M. Blache, Univ. of Tennessee Reliability & Maintainability Center (RMC) I recently returned from a business business trip involving a round-trip flight and a three-night hotel stay. On my way to work, I purchased a breakfast sandwich and coffee. Upon arriving at the office, I contacted the IT department for some assistance […]

  • Manage STO Risk

    By Drew D. Troyer, CRE, Contributing Editor A shutdown, turnaround, or outage (STO) is critical to plant reliability. A smooth one restores the plant’s reliability and enables trouble-free production until the next STO. A rough one sets the stage for a subsequent period of painful reactive maintenance, which can compromise reliability, productivity, quality, even safety […]

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