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Introduction to the PF Interval

Tuesday, 22 November 2016 08:46

This short video introduces the concept of the PF Interval - one of the core principles that underpins Reliability Centred Maintenance and Preventive Maintenance Program development.

 

Reliability Centred Maintenance (RCM) vs Preventive Maintenance Optimisation (PMO)

Monday, 07 November 2016 11:58

In previous articles, we have described "What is Reliability Centred Maintenance (RCM)?" and "What is Preventive Maintenance Optimisation (PMO)?". In this article, we will discuss the similarities and differences between the two, and make some recommendations regarding which approach may be most appropriate for Preventive Maintenance program development, and the circumstances under which that may apply.

 

5 Tips for successful Root Cause Analysis

Monday, 07 November 2016 11:58

Most organisations have some sort of investigation process, ranging from a basic incident report form through to a mature Root Cause Analysis (RCA) process. Organisations have recognised the importance of learning from past failures and events.

 

What is Preventive Maintenance Optimisation (PMO)?

Monday, 31 October 2016 10:07

In a previous article, we discussed the key elements of the Reliability Centred Maintenance (RCM) process.  In this article we give a brief summary of the key elements of its close relation, Preventive Maintenance Optimisation (PMO).

 

What is Reliability Centred Maintenance (RCM)?

Friday, 21 October 2016 15:46

Reliability Centred Maintenance (RCM) is a very powerful methodology which, when properly applied, can drive significant improvements in equipment reliability and plant performance while, at the same time, making sure that the money being spent on Predictive and Preventive maintenance programs is optimised.

 

Maintenance Planning and Scheduling - An Overview

Tuesday, 18 October 2016 09:06

Does your organisation struggle to achieve its maintenance safety and cost targets? Maybe you have problems with early life equipment failure. If so, the issue may be with your maintenance work management processes. This 10 minute video provides a brief introduction to a good practice framework for delivering safe, efficient and effective maintenance and is a must-see for anybody struggling with maintenance performance issues. It goes beyond maintenance planning and scheduling to cover the full work management cycle.

 

Measuring Maintenance Productivity

Wednesday, 05 October 2016 08:58

It is said that if you cannot measure something, then you cannot manage it (or improve it).  If that is the case, then how would we measure the productivity of our Maintenance Departments (or our maintainers)?  

For organisations in many asset-intensive industries, maintenance costs can be a significant proportion of total operating costs (perhaps as high as 50% of total costs in some parts of the mining industry).  In addition, maintenance can have a significant impact on other aspects of organisational performance, such as safety, environmental and production performance.  It is, therefore, highly important that maintenance operates in as productive a manner as possible.

In this article, we will reveal that measuring Maintenance Productivity is not a simple matter, and there is no single measure that can easily be applied.  Nevertheless, we will give you some guidelines and tips which will help you to assess, and improve, the productivity of your maintenance function.

 

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