Proactive maintenance is good for business. We monitor our own health so that we can live longer and better, minimizing the consequences of when we eventually die. We can do the same for our plants, systems, and equipment.
Reliability category is for articles in the blog related to the reliability topic such as risk management, RCM, RCM R, reliability engineering and uptime
You have saved maintenance and parts costs during the Covid-19 pandemic. Your maintenance work is now focused largely on fixing breakdowns. Very soon your costs will rise and you will need those laid-off workers back. You will now be digging yourself out of a big hole! Our online tool can help.
TOPIC: Managing Maintenance and Reliability
The following is the second half of an interview carried out between Mario Cywinski, Editor of MRO Magazine, and James Reyes-Picknell, our Principal Consultant.
In part one, James describes maintenance management techniques, how IIOT is changing how maintenance is managed, and where it is taking predictive maintenance. (more…)
Reliability is what you get when you do the right maintenance the right way. Doing things inefficiently is expensive and leads to failures. Doing the wrong things leads to failures. Fixing one does not automatically fix the other. You need to focus on both. What's it worth to you? Read this article to find out.
Understanding conditional probability is key to determining the right maintenance and how it impacts your reliability
In part 1 of this 2 part series, “Maintenance and Reliability Maturity”, I point out that achieving the maximum value from your physical assets will require excellence in 2 main dimensions, efficiency, and effectiveness. Those are described more fully in our recent book, “Paying Your Way“. I also promised a Maintenance and Reliability Maturity Assessment tool. That tool is now available to you, our readers.
The link below will take you to a web-page that is only accessible via the link – it is not included in our website’s menus or other links. When you click on it, you will see a brief explanation of how to use it and then a series of 10 questions, 5 on efficiency, and 5 on effectiveness. In a few of them we use terms that have precise definitions, so please read those definitions (in light blue boxes) before entering your answers to the questions in the light green answer cells. (more…)
Maintenance and reliability maturity provides an understanding of both how well we do maintenance and how good is our maintenance program. One delivers a major business result, the other is a big part of how you get there. Doing maintenance with precision and care, so the job is done once and done well by the right people and without delay is what maintenance organizations strive for. Some achieve it, some struggle to do so. If they can achieve that, then they are being efficient.
That achievement pays for itself in completed work at the lowest cost to the organization in terms of spending and time to execute. On the graph below, that takes them up the vertical scale. (more…)
Asset Prioritization and criticality are used to provide a structured approach to determining the relative organizational risks and failure consequences associated with assets. This provides a means for the organization to focus on critical risks to the business.
Do you understand where your asset risks are, and their potential consequence?
Risks are categorized by the nature of the risk that the organization needs to manage. Risk categories can include: (more…)
Entropy and maintenance are closely related. The better we do the right maintenance the more efficient and effective we will be at creating reliability and sustainable high performance. That low entropy state is largely free of chaos.