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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

The P-F Curve Revisited

Understanding The Importance of Proper Equipment Installation

There has been much discussion (and often debate) around the P-F curve.  The P-F curve illustrates the relationship between the warning signs that are detectable by various technology or methods and the progression of the failure.   What is often not discussed and overlooked, is what happens before the equipment starts to deteriorate.

If the ultimate goal of an organization is to be proactive and ensure equipment uptime, wouldn’t the organization want to prevent the equipment from failing in the first place and not catch it after it […]

By |2019-04-19T15:49:50-04:00February 13th, 2017|Adherence to Standards, Early Equipment Management, Equipment Specifications, Work Quality|Comments Off on The P-F Curve Revisited