Research trends show we need to plan for both upskilling and reskilling. Tara Holwegner explains, and goes through some of the top skills that will be needed in 2025…
- Tara Holwegner
- Life Cycle Engineering
The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is the use of smart sensors and actuators to enhance manufacturing and industrial processes. Praveen Gupta explains this in more detail here.
- Praveen Gupta
- Special Oilfield Services CO. L.L.C.
For most businesses, their assets and equipment are a large expense and a critical component of their core business operations. For instance, in manufacturing companies, shredders, mixers, generators, lifts, centrifuges, and conveyor belts all play crucial roles in turning raw materials into finished goods.
- Jeff Roscher
In recent years, we have noticed our clients experiencing repeated failures of the same equipment. Upon further investigation, we realized it was because skills are declining in the maintenance and operations departments…
- Karl Hoffower
- Failure Prevention Associates
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
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
Why does our equipment fail? Because we kill it. Regular plant visits shown numerous examples of poor lubricant storage.
- Paul Dufresne
- Reliability Playbook