145 – How to Choose the Correct Seal Type with Chuck Tanner

How to Choose the Correct Seal Type with Chuck Tanner

Seals are very important to contain machine fluids and keep them from different sort of contamination. There are different types of seals in the market such as traditional packing, mechanical seals, air seals, and other seals that keep bearing hoses in check. Traditional packing is one of the cheapest sealing solutions out there in the market. The only difference between a mechanical seal and packing is that the mechanical seals work very well for the rotating piece of equipment. They give precision and accuracy where is needed as compared to the […]

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144 – Understanding Asset Hierarchy with Shon Isenhour and Brandon Weil

Understanding Asset Hierarchy with Shon Isenhour and Brandon Weil

Asset hierarchy is very important to utilize the limited resources of an organization in the best way possible. It helps manage time and cost by prioritizing our assets. That s why every organization needs to have a hierarchy. There are a lot of standards out there to help you build an asset hierarchy. ISO 14224 helps greatly in the matter. It contains guidelines that a maintenance and reliability organization can use to define some sort of organized processes and procedures that are important to have in the facilities. When they have laid […]

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143 – The Soft Skills Reliability Engineers Need with Fred Schenkelberg

The Soft Skills Reliability Engineers Need with Fred Schenkelberg

In every industry, people skills contribute a lot to the success of an employee. The thing is that engineers and especially reliability engineers are not taught soft skills like change management and communication strategies across different facilities in the maintenance and reliability oriented organizations. The reason that engineers don t have enough soft skills because organizations don t have enough time or resources to do this. Most of the times, an organization just doesn t realize how important it is to be able to communicate the procedures in the right way to […]

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142 – Developing Failure Codes with Bill Leahy

Developing Failure Codes with Bill Leahy

Failures codes help the reliability engineers to make intelligent business decisions regarding the issues with the assets. It is a formula that helps you understand how an asset fails and how can you gather the needed data to mitigate a failure? A good failure code contains a hierarchy of the problem towards a suitable solution. The best practice to devise a failure code would be to break it into a sequence of Part, Problem, and Cause. In short, failure codes help you describe and understand the problem based on the failure data, and you can […]

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SMRP18 – Online Monitoring with Maureen Gribble

SMRP18 – Online Monitoring with Maureen Gribble

Ultrasound is a great tool but using it to monitor your equipment needs resources and time. When you install sensors for data capturing, there are a lot of values that come up. That much amount of data can overwhelm your engineers. That s why it is better to have an online monitoring solution that can do that job for you. One of such tools is Forecast designed by UE systems. All you have to do is plug the device to the critical equipment, put the sensors at various vulnerable points, and you […]

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