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  • Get Smart With Critical Spares

    By Drew D. Troyer, CRE, Contributing Editor One of the toughest issues in managing reliability is that of critical—or insurance—spares. Unlike consumables and ordinary repair items, where bin-level and economic-order-quality (EOQ) processes are effective, critical spares present a challenge in that the assets they support aren’t expected to fail. This means critical-spare decisions are basically risk […]

  • What’s Happening to Maintenance?

    Every day we see and read articles, reports, and studies about new technologies and ways of doing business that will drastically change how we need to perform our jobs.

  • FMEA vs. FRACAS: What’s Best?

    By Drew D. Troyer, CRE, Contributing Editor As a reliability engineer, I’ve frequently debated the merits of FMEA and FRACAS in managing plant- and equipment-reliability risks. While many people consider them to be competing tools, that couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, as I’ll try to explain here, they’re opposite sides of the same […]

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