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Plant Hexcellence™ – Proactive Maintenance

“Ensuring our Assets are managed in the most cost effective manner”

Proactive maintenance is key to successful organizations’ long-term strategies for managing costs and equipment.  Using modeling, analyses and audits in conjunction with proactive maintenance measures can ensure smoother operations, resulting in less downtime and money saved.

Proactive maintenance is usually reserved for those organizations who have worked their way up from being reactive and fire fighting. […]

By |2019-04-19T15:49:25-04:00November 6th, 2017|Asset Management, Business R&M Strategy, CAPEX Management, Equipment Strategy|Comments Off on Plant Hexcellence™ – Proactive Maintenance

Ensuring Equipment Doesn’t Grow Out of Alignment

Understanding & Compensating for Thermal Growth

A major asset is being installed, and the asset is vital to the success of a brand new, high-profit product being introduced to the site.  This product is enough to keep the site operational for many years to come.  The installation of the asset is critical, and there is extensive prep work to eliminate soft foot, ensuring the base is flat (using geometric measurement) and that the asset is aligned properly.

Shortly after the installation is […]

By |2019-04-19T15:49:27-04:00September 11th, 2017|Alignment, Early Equipment Management, Equipment Installation|Comments Off on Ensuring Equipment Doesn’t Grow Out of Alignment

Understanding Soft Foot and How to Correct It

Ensure Your Precision Alignment Program Is On The Right Foot.

Imagine (or maybe you don’t have to) that you take out your brand new Easy-Laser system, and proceed to perform a shaft alignment.  However, it seems that no matter what you do, you can’t get a great alignment.  What is going on?  The foundation looks good, new shims were used, the asset is clean, and there is no pipe strain.  After some discussion with others, they mention a term in which you are […]

The 7 Steps to Proper Machinery Alignment

How to Ensure Your Assets are Installed to Prevent Premature Failure

How many times has an asset been installed or commissioned, only to have it fail in a few days or months when it should have lasted even longer?  If you look at the study by Nowlan & Heap, they have found that only 11% of failures are age related, so when is happening with these assets?  The answer… comes down to poor installation practices.

There have been a […]

By |2019-04-19T15:49:28-04:00August 28th, 2017|Alignment, Early Equipment Management, Equipment Installation, Equipment Specifications, Equipment Strategy|Comments Off on The 7 Steps to Proper Machinery Alignment

Understanding ISO 14224: You Guide to Sustainable Defect Elimination

Capture The Right Failure Data to Power Your Defect Elimination Activities

In the petroleum, natural gas and petrochemical industries, great attention is being paid to safety, reliability, and maintainability of equipment.  This is true in any industry and as such the learnings and information found within ISO 14224 can be applied to any industry.

While ISO 14224 was developed for the Petroleum, Natural Gas and Petrochemical industries, the same process can and should be applied in any organization.   When implemented, the right data can be gathered to not only eliminate defects from […]

By |2019-04-19T15:49:39-04:00April 10th, 2017|CMMS, Data Standards, Defect Elimination, Equipment Strategy, FRACAS, Life Cycle Costing, Reliability Engineering|Comments Off on Understanding ISO 14224: You Guide to Sustainable Defect Elimination