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    Audit or Assess? Understand the Difference

    Eliminating variability and deviation from established standards, processes, and procedures is essential to a reliable, sustainable organization. The solution, according to Keith Mobley of Life Cycle Engineering (LCE.com, Charleston, SC), is both simple and complex. Periodic audits, especially when unannounced, help ensure compliance with established standards. Such audits are the easy part of performance management. […]

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    Pump ‘Cavitation’ Might Not Be

    The word “cavitation” should be quite familiar to those who work around pumps. As Stan Riddle of VibrAlign Inc. (vibralign.com, Richmond, VA) points out, it’s often used as a catch-all term for any flow-related pump vibration. It’s also frequently reported by vibration analysts when: • pump noise level is high • pump vibration is erratic, with […]

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    A Perfect Pair: Barcodes and Your CMMS

    People see barcodes multiple times each day, but few truly understand their power. A barcode is a form of information encoded in a visual pattern that can be read with a special scanner. The scanning device reads the barcode and turns the information into a line of text that computers can understand. Barcode technology has […]

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