How to master precision maintenance

Sheila Kennedy says advanced technology allows for more-precise inspections, more-strategic corrections.

PS1601 Dept Web TechTool

Inspections, maintenance and repairs are more exact with new nondestructive testing (NDT) and examination (NDE) solutions and advanced maintenance tools. Users are able to locate flawed and at-risk equipment areas with much greater precision and apply specific, effective corrective actions. Highly accurate inspections Vibration and motion in belts, structures, and machines can now be visually depicted with optical vibration monitoring. The OptiVibe data collection system from Allied Reliability Group uses a simple video camera and optical sensors to capture images of vibration in one or more assets and measure the vibrations of every pixel of the images. The data is…

Full Story

2016 Webinar Series

Join Plant Services editors and industry experts as we engage in lively discussions about hot topics challenging today's manufacturing plant. Register for the webinar series

Training and Career Center

Search for training courses, informative literature and careers that will help you reach your full potential. Visit the Plant Services Training and Career Center

CMMS/EAM Software Review

Define and refine your requirements as your explore the CMMS/EAM software that best fits your needs. Visit the Software Review

Most Recent

  • How green was my supply chain: Next-step sustainability

    By Cathy Combs, Eastman Chemical Co.

    Sustainability has proven not only to be the “right thing to do,” but also a significant growth driver at Eastman. We have invested substantial resources in sustainable technology, products and processes. Several comprehensive waste-reduction and management programs across the company’s…

    Full Story
  • Pump selection: Choosing the right pump for viscous fluids

    By Dirk Willard

    Let’s look at pumping of viscous liquids — and limit our discussion to pumps for regular processing, not metering or sampling. Viscosity in pumping is a great bugaboo of our business. Most pump manufacturers will tell you not to use a centrifugal pump for liquids with viscosities beyond 100 cP.

    Full Story
  • 10 steps to process safety success

    By John S. Bresland, Process Safety Risk Assessment LLC

    During my years at the United States Chemical Safety Board (CSB) I learned that three types of process companies exist. I realize that I’m being simplistic here but hear me out. The first type of company doesn’t understand the hazards of its operations. It lacks suitable process safety programs…

    Full Story
  • How to master precision maintenance

    By Sheila Kennedy, contributing editor

    Inspections, maintenance and repairs are more exact with new nondestructive testing (NDT) and examination (NDE) solutions and advanced maintenance tools. Users are able to locate flawed and at-risk equipment areas with much greater precision and apply specific, effective corrective actions. Highly…

    Full Story
  • How to make maintenance planning and scheduling work for you

    By Doc Palmer, Richard Palmer and Associates Inc.

    How would you like to add 57 persons for free to your existing 100-person workforce to do extra proactive work? You can, by understanding how much of an impact planning and scheduling proactive maintenance can have for your plant. A picture (or chart) is worth a thousand words, so take a look at…

    Full Story

Latest Products