Reliability and Maintenance

Paper360 – July/August 2018

Paper 360 July/August 2018   The July/August issue of Paper360 is now available! Viewing this email on your phone? Our mobile optimized reading view has you covered with scrolling views that automatically adjust for your reading pleasure. Click here to start reading this issue now! Check out some of this issue’s highlight features: RISI’s 2018 Top 50 POWER LIST Machine Learning and Improved Performance Innovation Continues ...

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Ultrasound Assisted Lubrication

When a bearing is in a lack of lubrication state, there is an increase in both friction and noise. When using the ultrasonic instrument, the inspector listens to the bearing and watches the decibel level on the instrument. As grease is applied, there is less friction and less noise. Once a proper lubrication level is reached, the dB level will ...

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As a New Reliability Engineer, Are You Confused About Your Role?

CHRISTER IDHAMMAR During a recent reliability and maintenance conference, we met several reliability engineers who told us that they found their jobs different from what they expected. Many had graduated as reliability engineers and had learned all about Mean Time To Repair (MTTR), Mean Time To Failure (MTTF), Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF), Weibull charts, Failure Mode Effect Analyses (FMEA), ...

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Leadership in Maintenance: Where Do We Start?

TOR IDHAMMAR One interesting part of being a consultant is that you get to see a lot of similar reliability and maintenance management projects being launched in different countries and industries. At IDCON, we are currently working with seven paper companies, two gold mines, a bakery, a municipal water facility, a corn processing company, several different chemical plants, an engineered ...

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A New Resource for R&M Professionals

For more than a decade, TAPPI has partnered with IDCON to provide its members with valuable information about reliability and maintenance issues in the pulp and paper industry. That’s why it’s exciting to finally be inaugurating this new section in Paper360°, TAPPI’s official member magazine. I think a humming paper machine—whether it’s running tissue, kraft, liner, or a specialty grade—is ...

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Paper360 – March/April 2018

Start reading this issue now! Your digital edition of Paper360, March/April 2018 is available now. Clicking on the Table of Contents will deliver you directly to that page of your issue. Thank you for reading! Setpoint Over the Wire The Importance of Safety Training Data & Decision Making RISI European CEO of the Year: DS Smith’s Miles Roberts Buckman’s Junai ...

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Importance of Good Electrical Maintenance Practices

By Jeson Pitt, D&F Liquidators Good maintenance practices are not just limited to equipment in the facility. In fact, you need to follow good maintenance practices when it comes to the electrical aspect of the organization. You need to plan every step carefully, encourage proactive management and comprehensive reporting. Intelligent construction, proper design and commissioning are also key factors. Why Focus ...

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R&M Tips: Lubrication

Inspecting sight glasses is oil analysis in its simplest form. When done correctly, machine inspections can often uncover potential issues before they become catastrophic. Aside from checking for oil level, you should also be concerned with oil color, clarity, signs of foam or water, and staining on the glass itself. Getting more from your lube inspections is achievable by digging ...

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