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If your job involves work within, or you are considering a career related to, modern industrial facilities, the odds are that you have come across the term Instrument Control Loop. This term defines a common and important aspect of modern industrial facilities. For evidence of just how important knowledge of it is, drop the term “Instrument Control Loop” into LinkedIn’s job search engine and glance over the list of job titles that pops up. Some Read more…

Autonomous Maintenance and Standardization

Standardization is defined as establishing methods and procedures to improve reliability and maintainability. This can include: Read more…

Cleaning Inspection

Step one in the Autonomous Maintenance (AM) process is “Initial Cleaning.” Thoroughly clean equipment and its surroundings. Expose any hidden defects by removing contaminates. Correct any defective items on equipment, tighten bolts and lubricate, and, if needed, write a work order to correct defects requiring advanced mechanical skills. Identify sources of contamination, leaking hoses, gearboxes, worn bearings, and Read more…

If you work within an industrial setting then understanding the impact of vibration on motors and pumps is likely vital to making well informed decisions. Even if you don’t directly interact with them, there are any number of decisions which have a secondary effect on maintenance and operational practices. When making such decisions, it is important to have a well-rounded understanding of basic equipment’s operational parameters, Read more…

Equipment Maintenance Worker

Autonomous Maintenance (AM) is a singular part of Total Production Maintenance (TPM). TPM principals are based around improving equipment effectiveness, autonomous maintenance, planned maintenance, training to improve operation and maintenance skills, and better work place design. Read more…

Types of Torque Wrenches

  • The beam torque wrench
  • Click torque wrench
  • Electronic torque wrenches

Torque wrenches have been in existence for nearly a century. There are several different types in use today. They range from the simplest, the beam type, to the advanced, programmable electronic torque/angle wrench. Depending on the application, other torque devices are available on the market today: electric, pneumatic, and hydraulic. Read more…

We just wanted to let you know that your efforts at TTS do not go unnoticed. You’re all a necessary piece to this puzzle. We appreciate your dedication and service, and we know others do too.

Celebrating anniversaries this month include:

  • Christopher Rivera  – 7 years on 5/01
  • Charles Grant – 4 years on 5/01
  • Carlton Jones – 3 years on 5/04
  • Michael Acker – 1 year on 5/06
  • Ashley Gruver – 2 years on 5/07
  • Preston Jolly – 3 years on 5/31

Heat-Rate

If you have never heard of heat rate before, don’t worry, you aren’t alone. Heat rate is a rather uncommon term (unless you happen to work within the power industry) that is used to describe how effective a system Read more…

Accurate alignment is vital to the operating life of rotating equipment. Bearings, mechanical seals, packing, and couplings are all directly affected by the alignment of shaft center lines. The goal of the alignment process Read more…