The road to prescriptive maintenance

How industry leaders in energy, oil and gas, and more are mapping out a smarter future for maintenance.

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Who would have imagined how dramatically the industrial internet of things (IIoT) would elevate reliability and maintenance practices? Today, we have sophisticated sensors monitoring multiple variables, closing information gaps, eliminating data silos, and populating Big Data repositories in the cloud, where artificial intelligence (AI), advanced pattern recognition (APR), machine learning (ML), and advanced analytics work their magic on common industrial challenges.Predictive maintenance (PdM) gave us our first taste of the power of monitoring individual machine conditions. With prescriptive maintenance (RxM), data is assimilated from diverse process and performance…

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  • The road to prescriptive maintenance

    By Sheila Kennedy, CMRP, contributing editor

    Who would have imagined how dramatically the industrial internet of things (IIoT) would elevate reliability and maintenance practices? Today, we have sophisticated sensors monitoring multiple variables, closing information gaps, eliminating data silos, and populating Big Data repositories in the…

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  • Money in your pocket: Fix your compressed air system leaks

    By Ron Marshall, compressed air efficiency consultant

    Using compressed air to provide power to plant production equipment is quite costly because you must supply the compressor with about 10 times more energy than what you typically get out of the machine. Air compressors produce mostly heat, with only about 10% to 15% of the energy remaining to use…

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  • 5 steps to kick-starting a modern maintenance strategy

    By Paul Lachance

    The world of manufacturing maintenance is evolving as we all witness the progress of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.  Like steam power, assembly-line manufacturing and then robots, this industrial internet of things (IIoT) movement is changing manufacturing. The plant floors of today are filled…

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  • Heavy-asset industries are ripe for renewal

    By Sheila Kennedy, CMRP, contributing editor

    When it comes to sustaining profitability, “better, faster, cheaper” is no longer sufficient in heavy-asset industries. Simply making and delivering large and heavy products, equipment, or facilities is not enough for the manufacturers to survive and thrive in an unpredictable economy. Even…

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  • How to navigate the choppy waters of energy policy today

    By Peter Garforth

    It would be a glaring understatement to say that there is uncertainty about strategic policy as it pertains to many energy-related topics. Debates over the speed and even the need to reduce and ultimately eliminate the use of fossil fuel continue to divide public opinion and policy direction. These…

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