Precision and Proactive Skills
Erin Erickson, the Executive Director of SMRP, answers questions about upcoming case studies event and other exciting news from SMRP.
- Erin Erickson
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.
The Deepwater Horizon Oil Rig Disaster and the Texas City Refinery Explosion had many things in common. Both companies had been recently recognized for high safety standards, but reliability failures caused environmental and safety disasters…
- Alan Ross
- Electric Power Reliability Alliance EPRA
You may be already walking on the path to an Industry 4.0 transition. The road to follow will not always be easy. You might have to overcome more than one occasion in which you can’t see the forest for the trees. I-care is here to help you overcome the challenges you face, so your digital transformation will be as smooth as possible.
- Pieter Van Camp
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
Workforce efficiency is key to success in a market facing labor shortages and skills gap issues. Factor in a global pandemic, and most companies have had to reimagine how they meet staffing requirements, asking questions like: What are the current recruiting and staffing challenges? Should we partner with an outside firm to help support recruiting needs? How is COVID-19 impacting the way business is done?
- Caroline Campbell Burgreen
- Allied Reliability
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.