Maintenance Technology June 2017 - 9
ON THE FLOOR
and HR (Safety) is often a good place
to start improving efficiency, reducing
downtime, raising quality, lowering costs,
and increasing reliability.
Yes, I've spent plenty of time in plants
where Maintenance was the "bad guy"
and blamed excessively. Educating
senior management in best practices
and completing assessments that show
deficiencies compared to such practices
changes that scenario.
Power Sector, Midwest. . .
Our organization is very committed to
reliability; it's a part of our business plan.
The structure of the reliability program
and its core members from across all
departments are key to our efforts.
Reliability-program success is
measured in many different ways, but
primarily through a number of lagging
and leading KPIs. Every department's
mission statement is focused around reliability and providing assistance to others
in helping accomplish their reliability
Go to maintenancetechnology.com to read
a significantly expanded version of June's
"On the Floor."
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Tip of the Month | JUNE 2017
"Always listen for unusual noises in production
equipment. Remember that other than crushers and
shredders, almost nothing in a plant is designed for
impact loading. And the forces from an impact load
are tremendous. For example, a 12-in.-long, 3/16-in.dia. rod could easily support a 500-lb. weight. But if
that 500-lb. weight needs to drop just 1 in., the support
rod would need to have a diameter of 2 1/2 in."
Tipster: Neville "Nev" Sachs, P.E.
Industry Consultant and Author
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