Maintenance Phoenix

In Order to Succeed at Increasing Uptime... You Have to Believe You Can!

Posted by Mike Gehloff on Apr 20, 2014 9:55:49 AM

We sit down for our weekly maintenance scheduling meeting and present our operations counterparts with a schedule that requires 4 hours of downtime in the middle of the week. They immediately start horse-trading and ask questions like “can you do it in 3 hours?” or “can’t we just skip it this week?” Why do they ask such questions? It is because they do not really believe that these proactive maintenance tasks are necessary; they don’t believe that they add any value.

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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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Simple Explanation of the P-F Interval

Posted by admin on Aug 26, 2013 8:21:12 AM

The P-F Interval Made Simple

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PM Procedures without Effective Repair/Restoration Procedures is Insanity!

Posted by Mike Gehloff on Mar 22, 2013 6:02:57 AM

"PM Procedures are not Built to Stand Alone - Without Effective Replacement / Restoration Procedures Failures will Continue"

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Honest Feedback on Maintenance Issues from Maintenance Techs

Posted by Mike Gehloff on Mar 14, 2013 6:51:15 AM

You must read this email I received recently, it is a wonderful incite into the problems most Maintenance Managers Face based on Maintenance Technician Feedback

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Tags: lubrication, Maintenance Supervisor, Lubrication, Maintenance Strategy, Preventive Maintenance, Asset Health, asset management, Asset Optimization, Asset Reliability, best maintenance practices, best practices training, Developing procedures, effective procedures, Equipment Issues, Equipment Maintenance Plan, Evaluate PM, Excellence in Maintenance, failure elimination, hydraulic maintenance, known best practices, Maintenance Culture, Maintenance Managers, Maintenance Maturity, Maintenance Philosophy, Maintenance Procedures, Maintenance Technician, Proactive Maintenance, Reliability Based Maintenance, world class maintenance, World Class Maintenance

Proactive Maintenance Foundational Requirements

Posted by Mike Gehloff on Feb 11, 2013 10:47:06 AM

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Tags: Condition Monitoring, P-F Curve, PdM, Predictive Maintenance, RCM, Failure Modes, Maintenance, Maintenance Planning, Maintenance Strategy, PM, Preventive Maintenance, asset reliability, Alcoa Mt Holly, Alumax Mt Holly, Asset Health, asset integrity, asset management, Asset Optimization, Asset Reliability, Equipment Issues, Equipment Maintenance Plan, Evaluate PM, failure elimination, Failure Reporting, FRACAS, known best practices, maintenance best practices, Maintenance Culture, Maintenance Excellence, maintenance manager, Maintenance Processes, Maintenance Scheduling, Maintenance Technician, Nowlan and Heap, Pdm Strategy, PF Curve, PM Metric, Proactive Maintenance, Reliability Based Maintenance, Reliability Engineer, Reliability Processes, world class maintenance, World Class Maintenance

World Class Maintenance Philosophy

Posted by Mike Gehloff on Jan 7, 2013 2:54:50 PM

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Tags: Maintenance Supervisor, RCM, Uncategorized, Failure Modes, Maintenance, Maintenance Strategy, PM, Preventive Maintenance, Alcoa Mt Holly, Alumax Mt Holly, Asset Health, asset integrity, Asset Optimization, Asset Reliability, Equipment Maintenance Plan, Evaluate PM, failure elimination, Failure Reporting, FRACAS, John Day, known best practices, Maintenance Culture, Maintenance Excellence, Maintenance KPIs, maintenance management, Maintenance Managers, Maintenance Philosophy, Maintenance Planner, Maintenance Procedures, Maintenance Processes, Maintenance Technician, Nowlan and Heap, Proactive Maintenance, Reliability Based Maintenance, Reliability Engineer, Reliability Processes, Ricky Smith, world class maintenance, World Class Maintenance

Lubrication is the #1 Killer of Equipment Reliability

Posted by Mike Gehloff on Oct 31, 2012 12:28:05 PM

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Seven Days to Better Equipment Reliability

Posted by Mike Gehloff on Oct 30, 2012 10:13:52 AM

Does it seem like every day it is the same old thing and even though you try your best to make improvements in equipment reliability, they never seem to stick? I know the feeling, and it is frustrating. What if you could improve equipment reliability in seven days? I know what you are thinking: it will never work. The following seven day schedule lays out an approach for improving your equipment reliability that you can use in your facility. Give these ideas a chance to succeed and you will be amazed with the results. (Please Comment at the end of this article)

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