Maintenance Phoenix

Leadership Lessons of Teddy Roosevelt

Posted by Mike Gehloff on Jul 7, 2014 2:26:16 PM

Universal Truths Ahead:

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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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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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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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Attributes for the Best Maintenance and Reliability Managers

Posted by Mike Gehloff on Apr 24, 2013 10:51:44 AM

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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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Maintenance of Hydraulic Systems - Optimize Hydraulic Reliability Today

Posted by Mike Gehloff on Mar 4, 2013 5:12:40 PM

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Proactive Maintenance Foundational Requirements

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

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STRATEGY TO ACHIEVE WORLD-CLASS PRODUCTION THROUGH RELIABILITY

Posted by Mike Gehloff on Jan 9, 2013 2:46:02 PM

 By John Day, PE - Engineering and Maintenance Manager for Alumax Mt Holly 1979-1998

 

INTRODUCTION

Alumax of South Carolina is an aluminum smelter that produces in excess of 180,000 MT of primary aluminum each year.  It began operation in 1980 after a 2-year construction phase.  The plant is the last greenfield aluminum smelter constructed in the U.S.   Alumax of SC is a part of Alumax, Inc., which has headquarters in Norcross, Georgia; a suburb of Atlanta, Georgia. Alumax, Inc. is the third largest producer of primary aluminum in the U.S. and the fourth largest in North America.

The vision of general management was that the new smelter located on the Mt. Holly Plantation near Charleston, SC, would begin operations with a planned maintenance system that could be developed into a total proactive system.  At the time in 1978-79, there were no maintenance computer systems available on the market with the capability to support and accomplish the desired objectives.  Thus TSW of Atlanta, Georgia was brought on site to take not only the Alumax of S.C. maintenance concepts and develop a computer system, but they were to integrate all the plant business functions into one on-line common data base system available to all employees in their normal performance of duties.

Since the development and initial operation of the Alumax of SC North America.  Alumax of S.C. was selected as one of the seven "Best of the Best".  And in 1989, Maintenance Technology magazine recognized Alumax of SC as the best maintenance operation in the U.S. within its category and also as the best overall maintenance operation in any category. Mt Holly’s proactive model is shown below in figure 1.

MAINTENANCE APPROACHES

From a basic point of view there are two maintenance approaches.  One approach is reactive and the other is proactive. In practice there are many combinations of the basic approaches.

The reactive system (see Figure 1) responds to a work request or identified need, usually production identified, and depends on rapid response measures if effective.  The goals of this approach are to reduce response time to a minimum (the computer helps) and to reduce equipment down time to an acceptable level.  This is the approach used by most operations today.  It may well incorporate what is termed as a preventative maintenance program and may use proactive technologies.

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World Class Maintenance Philosophy

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

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