Five Minute Facts
Have you considered how your role as a Reliability Engineer, and the decisions you make, affects the drive to a safer working environment? As Reliability Engineers we are in a unique position that allows us to influence the culture of a plant. We do so by education, demonstration and documentation of efforts, to improve the operation of the facility.
- PJ Cloete
- AVT Reliability
Despite the pains we suffered in 2020 due to the COVID-19 and its consequences, it taught us a lot of lessons. I am focusing here on one great lesson which we wouldn’t ever learn without this pandemic.
- Ahmed Kotb
It’s a question that gets asked a lot – “How do we know when we need to conduct an RCA”? The answer is by using RCA triggers. An RCA trigger is something that can be used to prompt us to conduct an RCA if the outcome of an event breaches a specific threshold. Conversely it also lets us know when we do not have to conduct an RCA based on the event not breaching a specific threshold.
- Tim Rice
- The Defect Elimination Project
In the Federal government and commercial designs, there are a variety of designs including cylinders and solid mass systems. The mechanical components have lower failure rates with the effectiveness and reliability of magnetic and related guide bearings. The upper speed limit and resulting Watt-hour capability is based on the mechanical limits of the flywheel and shaft.
- Howard Penrose
- MotorDoc LLC
This is the last of a three part series on Understanding the P-F Curve. The last article will be a brief review of the two earlier articles and ending with a focus on an article and presentation published by Dustin M Etchison, CMRP with Elanco Global Engineering that brings all the aspects of equipment reliability and safety together.
- Tod Baer
- Minnkota Power Cooperative Inc.