Maintenance Phoenix

Common Traps in Your Proactive Maintenance Plans

Posted by Mike Gehloff on Mar 2, 2015 1:49:45 PM

Introduction

Let’s face it. Often times, our proactive maintenance strategies are a mess (I decided to just get that out there in the first sentence and not try to dance around the issue). Show of virtual hands, Thumbs Up if you feel that your proactive maintenance plan is the right one for you – one that produces real results and is streamlined and efficient. Thumbs Down if you feel that this program is a paper-tiger, eats up far too many valuable resources, does not provide the value that we really need, and is one of your most significant opportunities for improvement. If you voted Thumbs Up, this article is probably not for you. If you voted Thumbs Down, please read on.

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Tags: PdM, Uncategorized, Maintenance Strategy, PM, Preventive Maintenance, asset reliability, asset management, Excellence in Maintenance, failure elimination, Maintenance Function, Maintenance KPIs, Maintenance Procedures, Maintenance Processes, optimal asset reliability, PM Metric, Proactive Maintenance, Procedure Based Maintenance, reactive maintenance, Reliability Based Maintenance, Reliability Processes

Standardization: Good for you but not for me!

Posted by Mike Gehloff on Jun 15, 2014 3:47:42 AM

Can we agree on one thing?   When considering the tasks that we perform on a daily basis as a maintenance organization, there is a one-right way to do them?  I am not saying that I know the answer, but I believe that there is one-right way to rebuild a Goulds HT3196 LTX pump.    I believe that there is one-right way to calibrate a Campbell Scientific pH probe.  I would propose that the correct method to perform these tasks is a scientific fact.  Now if you were to ask me who makes better music The Beatles or the Rolling Stones, well then I would of course say The Beatles, but that would be an opinion; open to debate and discussion with no clear answer.

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Tags: Maintenance Planning, asset management, best practices training, breakthrough in performance, Change Management, continuous improvement, Developing procedures, effective procedures, failure elimination, known best practices, maintenance best practices, maintenance planning, Maintenance Procedures, Maintenance Scheduling, Proactive Maintenance, Time Management

Did we win? How to Measure the Effectiveness of a Shutdown

Posted by Mike Gehloff on Jun 3, 2014 9:45:09 PM

When I think back on the shutdowns that I participated early on in my career, I wonder sometimes if we were really trying to excel at our performance, or if we were merely trying to survive?

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Tags: asset reliability, asset management, Maintenance Scheduling, Shut Down Management

Abnormalities vs Failures

Posted by Mike Gehloff on Mar 11, 2014 2:17:37 PM

What better way to waste an afternoon than to debate which came first the chicken or the egg?

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Tags: P-F Curve, Asset Failure, asset reliability, asset management, Asset Reliability, Evaluate PM, maintenance best practices, PF Curve, Reliability Based Maintenance

Why Do You Need Effective, Repeatable Procedures?

Posted by Mike Gehloff on Jan 30, 2014 10:41:41 AM

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Does moving from Reactive to Proactive Maintenance require a Change Management Process

Posted by Mike Gehloff on Jan 5, 2014 8:21:55 AM

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PF Curve 101 - Keeping it simple

Posted by Mike Gehloff on Oct 2, 2013 11:41:04 AM

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Tags: P-F Curve, P-F interval, Predictive Maintenance, RCM, Asset Failure, Failure Modes, Maintenance, Maintenance Planning, Maintenance Strategy, Preventive Maintenance, asset reliability, Asset Health, asset integrity, asset management, Asset Optimization, Asset Reliability, Equipment Maintenance Plan, Equipment reliability, known best practices, maintenance planning, Maintenance Scheduling, maintenance strategy, Nowlan and Heap, Optimize PM, Pdm Strategy, PF Curve, Proactive Maintenance, Reliability Based Maintenance, Reliability Engineer, Reliability Processes, world class maintenance, World Class Maintenance

Should maintenance procedures be a requirement for all critical maintenance work?

Posted by Mike Gehloff on Aug 5, 2013 11:58:58 AM

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Tags: lubrication, RCM, Uncategorized, Asset Failure, Maintenance, Maintenance Planning, Maintenance Strategy, PM, Preventive Maintenance, asset reliability, Asset Health, asset management, Asset Optimization, Asset Reliability, best practices training, breakthrough in performance, Developing procedures, Equipment Maintenance Plan, evaluating lubrication, failure elimination, failure mitigation, known best practices, maintenance best practices, Maintenance Culture, maintenance management, Maintenance Philosophy, maintenance planning, maintenance procedures, Maintenance Procedures, Maintenance Technician, Proactive Maintenance, Procedure Based Maintenance, Reliability Based Maintenance, Reliability Engineer, Ricky Smith, world class maintenance, World Class Maintenance

Day in the life of a Proactive Maintenance Planner

Posted by Mike Gehloff on Jul 2, 2013 4:57:41 AM

 

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Tags: Maintenance Supervisor, P-F Curve, PdM, Maintenance Planning, Maintenance Strategy, PM, Preventive Maintenance, Asset Health, asset integrity, asset management, Asset Reliability, best practices training, breakthrough in performance, Developing procedures, Equipment Maintenance Plan, Excellence in Maintenance, known best practices, maintenance best practices, Maintenance Excellence, maintenance management, Maintenance Managers, Maintenance Planner, maintenance planning, Maintenance Procedures, Maintenance Processes, Maintenance Scheduling, Maintenance Technician, Proactive Maintenance, world class maintenance, World Class Maintenance

10% Rule of Preventive Maintenance

Posted by Mike Gehloff on Jun 7, 2013 11:45:03 AM

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Tags: Maintenance Supervisor, Reliability, Asset Failure, Maintenance, Maintenance Strategy, PM, Preventive Maintenance, 10% Rule of PM, asset reliability, Alcoa Mt Holly, Alumax Mt Holly, Asset Health, asset integrity, asset management, Asset Optimization, Asset Reliability, Capacity Assurance, Developing procedures, Enhanced sensory PM, Equipment Maintenance Plan, Excellence in Maintenance, failure elimination, failure mitigation, Failure Reporting, FRACAS, John Day, known best practices, maintenance best practices, Maintenance Culture, Maintenance Function, Maintenance KPIs, maintenance management, Maintenance Managers, Maintenance Maturity, Maintenance Philosophy, Maintenance Procedures, Maintenance Processes, maintenance research, Maintenance Technician, Mean time between failure, PM Inspection, PM Metric, PM Optimization, PMO, Proactive Maintenance, Procedure Based Maintenance, Quantitative PM, Reliability Engineer, Reliability Processes, Ricky Smith, world class maintenance, World Class Maintenance

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