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If you can't be present, have operators note the exact time when an issue occurs. Then you can
examine the log files around that time for clues.

KEEP AN OPEN MIND
A methodical approach to troubleshooting can help reduce the time and effort
it takes to determine the root cause of an issue and find a solution. Remember to invest time in understanding why the issue occurred and how the
solution resolved it. That investment will help make you a better troubleshooter and prepare you to deal with similar issues in the future.
One final note: Keep an open mind. During troubleshooting, there may
be an aspect of the issue that you initially misunderstood and, in turn,
could prevent you from finding a solution. When you feel that you are at
the end of the road with no other options, take a step back and re-evaluate
the issue from the beginning. Correcting a simple misunderstanding can
make all the difference. EP
Jay Steinman is a mechanical engineer with control-systems integrator Huffman
Engineering Inc., Lincoln, NE. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering
and a Master's in Engineering Management from the Univ. of Nebraska (nebraska.edu).
For information on a range of control-system issues, including troubleshooting, visit
huffmaneng.com or email info@huffmaneng.com.

Modular. Field Calibrated.
Have the right
eddy current sensor
when you need it.

www.emerson.com/eddycurrent

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Efficient Plant July 2018

Editorial
Implementations
Find Gold In Sustainable Manufacturing
Troubleshoot Control Systems Effectively
Automation Accelerates Beer Production
Lubed Chains Live Long Lives
SAP: Use These Tools For PM Compliance
Protect Your Site From Cyber Attacks
Build The Value Of Your CM Program
Choose The Correct Acclerometer
On The Floor
Intelligent Design Process Delivers For Substation
Solution Focus
Old Compressor Gets New Lease On Life
Products
Index
Showcase
Seeking Reliability
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Efficient Plant July 2018 - Implementations
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Efficient Plant July 2018 - Find Gold In Sustainable Manufacturing
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Efficient Plant July 2018 - Troubleshoot Control Systems Effectively
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Efficient Plant July 2018 - Automation Accelerates Beer Production
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Efficient Plant July 2018 - Lubed Chains Live Long Lives
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Efficient Plant July 2018 - SAP: Use These Tools For PM Compliance
Efficient Plant July 2018 - Protect Your Site From Cyber Attacks
Efficient Plant July 2018 - Build The Value Of Your CM Program
Efficient Plant July 2018 - Choose The Correct Acclerometer
Efficient Plant July 2018 - On The Floor
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Efficient Plant July 2018 - Old Compressor Gets New Lease On Life
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Efficient Plant July 2018 - Seeking Reliability
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