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Doug Plucknette explains that for whatever reason, the task of lubricating equipment in most companies has been traditionally viewed as menial but necessary and delegated to low skill level employees... (View Full Article)
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In this post Doug Plucknette explains how as technology continues to improve, our world becomes ever more dependent on electrical systems, controls, and components and as a result, the role your... (View Full Article)
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The 10% Rules of PM stated that if a PM is executed within 10% of a time frequency then it is considered compliant with the standard. ... (View Full Article)
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One of the most common things maintenance folks say is that operations does not support maintenance and reliability.... (View Full Article)
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Unless you have been living on another planet for the last fifty years, you already know that the case for doing Preventive Maintenance (PM) is watertight if focused on the correct failure modes. Done... (View Full Article)
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Leonard Kreiner and Chris Chasteen share this case study which shows the importance of checking the data that is collected on assets so that they do not fail. Read on to see how this motor failure... (View Full Article)
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Are you calculating backlog correctly?  Download this visual aide to see an example of the accurate way to calculate manpower backlog hours.... (View Full Article)
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Check out this great interview with GPAllied Principal Tim Goshert on the business of reliability, changes in the reliability world over the past 10 years and the future of reliability and... (View Full Article)
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Do you know what airborne contaminants are clogging your assets? Check out this demonstration of the sizes of common airborne contaminants in your plant like pollen and human hair compared to the... (View Full Article)
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A must-read guide for maintenance and reliability leaders. Covering the key principles of Lean manufacturing and the 3 types of inspections for mistake-proofing. Mike has worked in the maintenance and... (View Full Article)
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Return on assets (ROA) is a leading financial and asset performance indicator used by investors and executives when making decisions that impact the long-term viability of a business. In this article... (View Full Article)
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Case study on high running speeds and irregular vibration of a Marley Cooling Tower Fan.  Read on to learn how the Allied Reliability team pin pointed the imbalance issue using Predictive Technology.... (View Full Article)
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The ADDIE(E) model is a visual aide to guide organizations through the process of starting a world class craft skills training or development course ensuring that every step of the way the process is... (View Full Article)
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This program design process flow details the inputs, processes and outcomes of every step of the journey to creating and sustaining a world class craft skills training program.... (View Full Article)
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In this illustration of the Criticality Ranking Process, GPAllied's Lance Bisinger demonstrates the process of determining asset importance and emphasizes the understanding that successful asset... (View Full Article)
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Ricky Smith describes what an average work day for a maintenance planner should consist of. He explains the necessary tasks for a maintenance planner to be able to move the organization to a proactive... (View Full Article)
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Allied Reliability's team in the field shares this case study of high 1x running speed in a converter feed pump as well as random high frequency vibration. Analysts find more than just an imbalance is... (View Full Article)
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Ricky Smith walks the reader through the basics of effective work procedures and outlines the key to success in work execution.... (View Full Article)
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Energy Management SME Chris Colson shares this article on how to assess your building envelope using CBM technologies... (View Full Article)
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70% of maintenance and reliability projects fail due to poor execution. Through this whitepaper, Change Management Subject Matter expert Mike Aroney shares why your projects are failing and what you... (View Full Article)
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How are the lubricated assets and points identified throughout your facility?  The answer to this question is not only affecting your lubrication program, but more than likely affects any type of... (View Full Article)
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Component modifications can be the defining mechanisms for an excellent lubrication program.... (View Full Article)
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One of the main goals when dispensing lubricants should include contamination control.... (View Full Article)
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A must-read guide for maintenance and reliability leaders. Covering the key principles of Lean manufacturing and the 3 types of inspections for mistake-proofing. Mike has worked in the maintenance and... (View Full Article)
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In this article published by Uptime Magazine subject matter experts Darrin Wikoff share some key points with the readers on cutting costs, assets strategies, and financial planning.... (View Full Article)
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Are you certain you understand the role the P-F curve plays in the health of your assets? Do you know the next steps to uncover your 'hidden plant'? GPAllied SME Ricky Smith shared this whitepaper on... (View Full Article)
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MCA/IR Analyst Reggie Fett shares this case study on an out of balance water pump within a milling facility. In this case study, the level of difficulty is raised exponentially as the pump cannot be... (View Full Article)
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Operator Care Discipline Leader, Mike Gehloff shares this whitepaper on lessons from the front lines of the Operator Care Program including best practices, tips and recommendations for successful... (View Full Article)
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In this whitepaper, Shon Isenhour and Darrin Wikoff provide valuable new ways of training that organizations can adopt to help increase the value of their training dollars spent on employees in order... (View Full Article)
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This White Paper explains what an asset catalog is, why it is important, as well as what elements are necessary to build an accurate asset catalog.... (View Full Article)
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In this whitepaper Ricky Smith and Bill Keeter examine failure elimination and FRACAS. GPAllied SMEs walk you through this process and how to apply it in your facility to reduce failures in your... (View Full Article)
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Subject Matter Expert, Ricky Smith outlines how to increase asset condition and extend asset life through the use of precision maintenance, preventive maintenance, and failure analysis.... (View Full Article)
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How does an organization evolve to the next level of Maintenance and/or Reliability Maturity?... (View Full Article)
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In this post Doug Plucknette outlines how to communicate the success of your organizations RCM Efforts to management and the best way to keep your effort healthy.... (View Full Article)
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Article: Remote Diagnostics can provide a unique opportunity to improve your asset health, utilizing existing skill sets and returning results quickly. How do you know if this solution is an ideal fit... (View Full Article)
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At the core of Lean Manufacturing philosophy is the concept of elimination of waste. It is about getting precisely the right resources to the right place at the right time to make only the right... (View Full Article)
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A must-read guide for maintenance and reliability leaders. Covering the key principles of Lean manufacturing and the 3 types of inspections for mistake-proofing. Mike has worked in the maintenance and... (View Full Article)
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In this presentation, Shon Isenhour demonstrates how to optimize your PM Program by removing non-value added activities and repurposing labor elements through a variety of strategies, analyses, and... (View Full Article)
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The Reliability Centered Lubrication Pocket Glossary Download... (View Full Article)
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GPAllied, Andy Page's article was included in Plant Services magazine to help guide you through a combination of technologies that can be used to alert technicians of signs of bearings failure.... (View Full Article)
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from Time To Time, companies Will maKe eXecuTiVe decisions to change lubricant suppliers. These changeovers can wreak havoc on a stable lubrication and oil analysis program. It is important to have a... (View Full Article)
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GPAllied and Allied team members identify and correct failures in a Coal Pulverizer at a client site bringing the plant back on track.... (View Full Article)
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It's common to see plants focus continuous-improve ment efforts on maintenance initiatives. There's a desire to implement additional condition monitoring technologies or expand existing coverage... (View Full Article)
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MCA/IR Analyst Reggie Fett shares this case study on an out of balance water pump within a milling facility. In this case study, the level of difficulty is raised exponentially as the pump cannot be... (View Full Article)
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Shon Isenhour sums up the common areas of focus during reliability improvement efforts... (View Full Article)
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In this article published by Plant Services, GPAllied's Sandy Cater is interviewed on the benefits and pitfalls of allowing contractors access to your CMMS and engaging outside resources on your CMMS... (View Full Article)
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MRO subject matter expert Sandy Cater is quoted in this article in the April edition of Plant Services magazine that addresses the question- when and what services do you outsource and what services... (View Full Article)
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A must-read guide for maintenance and reliability leaders. Covering the key principles of Lean manufacturing and the 3 types of inspections for mistake-proofing. Mike has worked in the maintenance and... (View Full Article)
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The Project Governance Chart outlines the structure for those involved with executing process improvement projects and the appropriate levels of planning and administration.... (View Full Article)
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GPAllied and Allied team uncover a possibly deadly failure of a variable speed pump at a salt evaporation plant.... (View Full Article)
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5 Ways to Assess where your plant stands in your Reliabilty Centered Lubrication Program... (View Full Article)
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Remote Diagnostics can provide a unique opportunity to improve your asset health, utilizing existing skill sets and returning results quick? y. How do you know if this solution is an ideal fit for... (View Full Article)
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Download this guide to measuring the return on investment of an effective asset reliability system. This report has been written based on decades of combined industry experience and field work of our... (View Full Article)
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There can be a very fuzzy line between the responsibilities of a plant's planner, their scheduler and the maintenance manager.  Download this RACI (Responsible, Accountable, Consulted, Informed) chart... (View Full Article)
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During routine route-based vibration data collection, the application of sensory inspection prompted taking action and further investigation into a perceived problem. The results of the investigation... (View Full Article)
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In the world of Maintenance and Reliability one may read information which sometimes becomes a little confusing. Subject matter expert Ricky Smith shares a simple understanding of the P-F Curve and... (View Full Article)
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This Matrix, provided by Mike Gehloff helps you align the type of training suggested based on the individuals manual skill level and the technical knowledge required for the job.... (View Full Article)
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The RCM Blitz is a process used to develop a complete maintenance strategy by breaking a system down into its individual components, determining how the components can fail and developing a process to... (View Full Article)
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GPAllied Shon Isenhour, Root Cause Analysis SME shares his fault tree blending humor and truth. This fault tree illustrates need to help your organization push past what we know as the human roots of... (View Full Article)
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Don't be intimidated by FRACAS! Join Ricky Smith in this video overview of the 7 clear and easy steps to a successful FRACAS process ensuring lasting positive change in the reliability of your plant... (View Full Article)
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Have you added or are you looking to add a Reliability Engineer to your team? In this article by Shon Isenhour, you will find one hat to avoid and six to wear on a regular basis.... (View Full Article)
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In this article published by Uptime Magazine subject matter experts Darrin Wikoff and Tim Goshert share some pages from their plant excellence playbook and share with the reader how to create... (View Full Article)
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Root Cause Analysis (RCA) can be a very powerful tool for eliminating defects and increasing efficiency and profits. After witnessing hundreds of RCA efforts in every different type of organization... (View Full Article)
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Are you struggling with maintenance planning or scheduling program. Ricky Smith GPAllied's planning and scheduling SME shares 10 tips on why your program is not performing in this January issue of... (View Full Article)
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How Effective Is Your Condition Monitoring Solution? Listed below are some common occurrences of a traditional in-house Condition Monitoring application:... (View Full Article)
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Lubrication related bearing failures account for 60% to 80% of premature bearing failures. These bearing failures are due to either a lack of lubrication, under lubrication, or using the wrong... (View Full Article)
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Download this single point lesson to share with your team on what a Failure Mode Drives Strategy is and the objective behind adding a failure mode driven strategy to your predictive maintenance plan.... (View Full Article)
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Use this single point lesson to review some very fundamental actions you can take to help your company increase reliability, lower cost and save jobs.... (View Full Article)
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In this rapidly changing world, learning cannot stop when school is completed. This White Paper will explain the necessary components to create a maintenance training program.... (View Full Article)
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Taking your RCM efforts in house? RCM Discipline Leader Doug Plucknette shares this article on the qualifications, traits and qualities of great RCM facilitators.  You might be surprised to find you... (View Full Article)
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Reliability Educational leaders Darrin Wikoff and Shon Isenhour share their tips on how to extend training beyond the classroom into the work environment.... (View Full Article)
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Doug Plucknette, GPAllied RCM Discipline Leader, discusses the risks and downfalls of discontinuing apprenticeship programs in the manufacturing environment and what we can do to reverse this trend.... (View Full Article)
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Accurate system design and installation is the foundation of the reliability of your assets. Are you sure that your equipment has been correctly installed?  Lead Analyst Will Seagraves shares this... (View Full Article)
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You donâ t need to know the details, you just need to know how to achieve success.â In this webinar learn what Maintenance Managers need to know to command a working understanding of Reliability... (View Full Article)
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This article will show the benefits of integrating other diagnostic technologies with the current Condition Monitoring Strategies set in place as well as the way to go about doing that.... (View Full Article)
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This article will show which predictive maintenance technologies should be used for air leaks, pumps, lubrication, or any other aspect of the system, and how they will help improve the overall... (View Full Article)
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Mike Gehloff demonstrated the importance and benefits of a work schedule and teaches you how to avoid common pitfalls associated with scheduling.... (View Full Article)