Precision and Proactive Skills
Working around electrical equipment, it’s imperative to understand the potential hazard of arc flashes, what causes them, and how to prevent serious damage to people and assets. When electrical current passes through the air from one point to another, the resulting arc flash can reach temperatures up to 35,000° F. An arc flash is the light, concussive energy, and heat produced as part of an arc fault, a type of electrical discharge that results from a connection from phase to phase, or phase to ground.
- Mike Levitt
- Allied Reliability
Preventive Maintenance, or PM, has been around since we’ve had machines, and is typically calendar based, and less often, run-time based. We’ve known for some 75 years that some 90%+ of time-based intrusive PM is not just unnecessary, but actually detrimental to equipment performance and maintenance costs.
- Doug Plucknette
- RELIABILITY CONNECT
Erin Erickson, the Executive Director of SMRP, answers questions about upcoming case studies event and other exciting news from SMRP.
- Erin Erickson
Lubrication is the ‘poor relation’ of many maintenance programmes, often insufficiently understood, badly stored and haphazardly applied. But, when planned and implemented correctly, a lubrication plan will not only improve efficiency and save money, but also make significant improvements in terms of energy conservation, waste management and staff safety.
- Mark Needam
- AVT Reliability
Have you thought about your condition monitoring/predictive maintenance program and how is it helping your organization to extend the mean time between failures of your assets or is it helping you perform better planning scheduling of work and preventing catastrophic failures?
- Tod Baer
- Minnkota Power Cooperative Inc.
Why does our equipment fail? Because we kill it. Regular plant visits shown numerous examples of poor lubricant storage.
- Paul Dufresne
- Reliability Playbook
The Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals (SMRP) is preparing to welcome attendees for its 29th Annual Conference. Hear from SMRP Executive Director Erin Erickson about what's in store for attendees at this year's event.