Losses in West Central Africa


Through my work as a member of Technology Transfer Services (TTS), I was lucky enough to spend some time in West Central Africa over the past few years, helping to improve maintenance and operations at industrial facilities. One of the issues that my team and I frequently encountered involved warehouse managers and their attempts to [...]

Losses in West Central Africa2014-09-24T09:07:40-04:00

The Basics of Boiler Safety


In 1905, the Grover Shoe Factory boiler exploded, collapsing the building and engulfing it in flames. Fifty-eight people were killed and 150 more injured. This event led to the development of safety laws and a national code for the safe operation of steam boilers. The CB-Hawk boiler management control system (”Figure 1”) combines the functions [...]

The Basics of Boiler Safety2014-09-09T14:07:50-04:00

The Key to AM Success: Autonomous Management


Constant monitoring of the autonomous maintenance program is needed or it will deteriorate just as the machines will without the program. Autonomous maintenance has become self sufficient at this point and external […]

The Key to AM Success: Autonomous Management2014-09-08T12:55:55-04:00

Autonomous Maintenance – Part 1 of 8


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. […]

Autonomous Maintenance – Part 1 of 82014-09-08T13:54:09-04:00
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