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and chemical manufacturers' standard recommendations. We also have
procedures in place for inspection of
the building structure and grounds
and HVAC.

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Power Sector, Midwest. . .

All of our infrastructure assets are
part of an asset hierarchy and have
a criticality associated with them.
Appropriate asset-care plans, based
on our asset-control strategy, include
PM and CM (condition monitoring)/
PdM activities.
These activities are optimized to
bring value to our business and help
ensure the reliability of our infrastructure. Many different technologies are used in conducting the PM
and CM/PdM activities and are
performed by both plant personnel
and contract services.

Discrete Mfg, Midwest. . .

Each plant at our site has a facility
engineer. We have a high-voltage
team and operate our own powerhouse that supplies steam to all
plants. In-house personnel inspect
this power-related infrastructure.
They also inspect ladders, raised
platforms, and safety equipment.
The exception to that is any lifting
equipment, which is inspected by a

MT

certified [outside] company.
Any of our infrastructure that's not
related to production is inspected by
outside companies (although I can't
speak to the frequency).

Industry Consultant, Northeast. . .

From what I've seen, external corrosion in hidden areas, i.e., buried by
debris at ground level, or in difficultto-see/reach elevated areas like pipe
bridges, has been the greatest cause of
infrastructure-related failures. While
these failures aren't common, I don't
know of anyone [any company] that
has a detailed external-corrosion
inspection program.
It seems as though major maintenance is triggered by minor failures
such as a pipe support that breaks and
an obvious sagging of a critical line.
Although we see occasional preventive maintenance activities aimed at
combating external corrosion, it's rare
for cleaning and repainting programs
to be well engineered. MT

Tip of the Month | AUGUST 2017

Use a small room with carefully
controlled humidity and temperature for
storing wear items, i.e., belts, packing,
gaskets, and other types of rubber or
composition components, that tend to
dry out or deteriorate over time. Such
items will be in better condition and last
longer when put into service than those
that are shelf-stored in non-controlled
environments.

Tipster: George Corfield, P.E., P. Eng.
Consultant, Mesa, AZ

AUGUST 2017

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Maintenance Technology August 2017

Editorial
Uptime
On The Floor
Reliable Security, Reliable Operations
Highly Charged Reliability
Drowning in Data? Look to the 'Stars'
Reliable Pumping Supplement
SAP: Tips and Tricks
Steam-Trap Inspections
Saving Tribal Knowledge
Seats for Butterfly Valves
IIoT
ISO 55000
Understand Lube ID Systems
Tomato Processor Boosts Steam Output, Cuts Emissions
Products
Ad Index
Showcase
Final Thought
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Maintenance Technology August 2017 - Cover1
Maintenance Technology August 2017 - Cover2
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Maintenance Technology August 2017 - 3
Maintenance Technology August 2017 - Editorial
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Maintenance Technology August 2017 - Uptime
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Maintenance Technology August 2017 - On The Floor
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Maintenance Technology August 2017 - Reliable Security, Reliable Operations
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Maintenance Technology August 2017 - Highly Charged Reliability
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Maintenance Technology August 2017 - Drowning in Data? Look to the 'Stars'
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Maintenance Technology August 2017 - Reliable Pumping Supplement
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Maintenance Technology August 2017 - SAP: Tips and Tricks
Maintenance Technology August 2017 - Steam-Trap Inspections
Maintenance Technology August 2017 - Saving Tribal Knowledge
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Maintenance Technology August 2017 - IIoT
Maintenance Technology August 2017 - ISO 55000
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Maintenance Technology August 2017 - Tomato Processor Boosts Steam Output, Cuts Emissions
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Maintenance Technology August 2017 - Products
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Maintenance Technology August 2017 - Ad Index
Maintenance Technology August 2017 - Showcase
Maintenance Technology August 2017 - Final Thought
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