Maintenance Phoenix

10 Questions for Successful Shutdown Managers

Posted by Mike Gehloff on Aug 19, 2014 7:39:10 AM

It may be hard to believe, but the success or failure of your shutdown (outage, turnaround) is determined long before you shut down the equipment and begin the event. While many treat the shutdown as a marathon event that must be survived, the insightful among us know that it is the actions that occur in the t-12 months, t-6 months, t-2 weeks, and even t+2 weeks time frames that really determine the success or failure of our efforts.

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Tags: Uncategorized, Maintenance Planning, critical path, Excellence in Maintenance, gantt chart, maintenance planning, Maintenance Scheduling, Manpower Estimation, outages, Planning, Shut Down Management, shutdown, turnaround

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

Maintenance Planning and Scheduling? With all of these Emergencies?

Posted by Mike Gehloff on May 7, 2014 3:20:02 AM

2 Reasons Why a Maintenance Work Schedule is Important:

Ask any manager working in an industrial setting if the would like to see a weekly work schedule developed and they will of course reply to the affirmative.
Now sit them down and explain the amount of effort and coordination that it will take to achieve this and most will run for the hills as if  both the Hatfields and McCoys are chasing them.

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Tags: Maintenance Planning, Preventive Maintenance, Asset Reliability, Developing procedures, effective procedures, maintenance best practices, maintenance management, maintenance planning, Maintenance Procedures, Maintenance Processes, Maintenance Scheduling, Maintenance Technician, Procedure Based Maintenance

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