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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 deal with spare parts degradation brought on by the local environment. The local environment Read more…

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 deal with spare parts degradation brought on by the local environment. The local environment Read more…

Autonomous Maintenance and Standardization

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

Lubrication Standards

In Step 3 of Autonomous Maintenance, overall cleaning, inspection, and lubrication standards are established. Overall cleaning and inspections include bolt torquing or tightening, minor calibration, 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…