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195-Supportability with Lucas Marino

Supportability with Lucas Marino

Supportability entails matching the design and logistics requirements of an asset to its operational needs. When buying equipment, decision-makers are usually quick to base their decision on the upfront capital investment without weighing in the effects of continuous operational expenses. Other foregone considerations in valuing an asset can touch on areas like supply chain requirements, equipment obsolescence, personnel training, configuration management and environmental impacts.  Lucas joins us on this episode to help create an understanding of supportability.

Some of the important insights include:

  • Differentiating supportability and reliability
By |February 4th, 2020|Comments Off on 195-Supportability with Lucas Marino

194-The Importance of Installation with Chris Greene

The Importance of Installation

“How we install the equipment, will dictate how it will operate.

In this episode, James interviews Chris Greene. Chris helps us to understand how the correct installation of equipment will set the stage for optimal operational quality and longevity.

In this episode we covered:

  • The correct operation of a machine involves installing it correctly.
  • The industry as a whole has used the installation as a place to cut costs.
  • Proper installation makes a big difference in quality, costs, and life-span.
  • Benefits of documentation.
  • Use manufacturer standards.

Chris Greene is currently a technical trainer with Ludeca and has spent […]

By |January 28th, 2020|Comments Off on 194-The Importance of Installation with Chris Greene

193-Empowering RES with Automation

Empowering RES with Automation

Industry 4.0 is here to stay. Organizations are now getting their feet wet in Artificial intelligence and Machine Learning as a way of increasing their output. However, aa good number of these companies have their projects stuck at the pilot stage, either due to inadequate management support, or simply communicating value to other departments. AJ Alexander walks us through the understanding of why this is a good time to start pilots and stimulate their growth.

Important highlights include:

  • Understanding the type and stage of data for Machine […]
By |January 21st, 2020|Comments Off on 193-Empowering RES with Automation

192-DIKDAR with Paul Daoust

DIKDAR with Paul Daoust

In maintenance and reliability industry, soft skills are just as important as the hard skills. When you are faced with uncertain and complex situations, it becomes difficult to make good decisions. That s why it comes in handy if you are good at critical thinking and can perform better under pressure as compared to your peers. Some organizations have competitive environment and they have limited resources to deploy for different programs. In these cases, they need to identify and put certain activities in place that would help their employees make the best use of those scarce resources.

By |January 14th, 2020|Comments Off on 192-DIKDAR with Paul Daoust

191-Effective Maintenance Procedures with Ricky Smith

Effective Maintenance Procedures with Ricky Smith

Over the years, maintenance procedures have become a bore for many plant operators. They are likely to be clunky documentation that is choppy with instruction and referring to another document – the manual. Effective maintenance procedures should consider that our attention span today is shorter than ever. They need to be short, clear and to the point. 

Ricky of World Class Maintenance shares tips on how we can implement effective maintenance procedures. Key highlights of the show are: 

  • Why maintenance procedures are necessary
By |January 7th, 2020|Comments Off on 191-Effective Maintenance Procedures with Ricky Smith