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Elvis Presley

As a maintenance and reliability consultant, and as someone who is certified by the Society of Maintenance and Reliability Professionals as a Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional, I often come under fire for being a little to pedantic when explaining the P-F Curve to a client. So let’s take a few minutes and back up to the 1950s.  Long before the Internet or even your humble author was born, way back to when Elvis was still Read more…

Distribution Center

With the demand of individual online orders accelerating, distribution centers are struggling to maintain their ability to service store fulfillment orders. This growth has distribution centers running 24/7 just to keep up, putting strain on the equipment and limiting time for repairs. Read more…

Trans-Alaska Pipeline System

There are many miles of pipeline in the process industry.  They provide transport of fluids from one point to another without much attention until they fail.

There are four main categories of pipeline failures:

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Cupcakes

You are…terrifically tireless, exceptionally excellent, abundantly appreciated, and magnificent beyond words! So glad you’re a part of our Team. Happy Anniversary!

Celebrating anniversaries this month include:

  • Mike Gunn – 6 years on 9/01
  • JoAnne Gregory – 5 years on 9/07
  • Jennifer Richardson – 8 years on 9/17
  • Darrell Richardson – 7 years on 9/19
  • Jerry Lee – 6 years on 9/23

Automotive Robot

Clients have asked this question of TTS time and again, “If my facility has to run 24/7, how am I supposed to find time for PMs?” Read more…

Maintenance Manager

Are you are a Facility or Maintenance Manager? If so, then you have certainly faced the difficult choice between spending limited resources, maintaining equipment, or letting it “run-to-failure.” Applying preventive Read more…

Assuming that your company places high value on maximizing profits and reliability (and, really, what company doesn’t?), then your maintenance management systems, supply chain control, project planning, work order tracking, and most other services long ago went digital. The digital revolution can be seen in the myriad of digital CMMS, MRP, project planning, and other tools we all access on a daily basis. The advantages of this digital Read more…

Technician training

By now, you have probably heard some variation of the phrase, “30% of the workers do 70% of the work.” This number comes from a Gallup poll published back in 2011 that states that only 30% of employees are engaged. Read more…

Microfiche card

Ensuring facility documentation meets modern standards requires more than just updating them from time-to-time. It is understood that documents, if allowed to become so outdated they have the reliability and readability of the Dead Sea Scrolls, will be useless to technicians when needed. Beyond keeping documents current, though, having quality facility documentation means allowing your documentation to evolve. As technology continues to Read more…

Work Anniversary

You are…terrifically tireless, exceptionally excellent, abundantly appreciated, and magnificent beyond words! So glad you’re a part of our Team. Happy Anniversary!

Celebrating anniversaries this month include:

  • Doug Fryar – 7 years on 8/05
  • John Sams – 16 years on 8/09
  • Jessica Smith – 2 years on 8/26