Reliability and Maintenance

The Problem with Seal Water Systems

Water Management Systems can help mills meet their goals for reliability and conservation. HEINZ P. BLOCH AND TOM GROVE A survey of published Corporate Sustainability Reports in the pulp and paper industry shows that the reports prioritize the critical need for water conservation and energy savings. Stated objectives often call for a minimum of 5 percent savings and can be ...

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New OPTALIGN touch to become the game changer in laser alignment

PRUFTECHNIK single-laser technology – the key for easy and high accuracy measurement Ismaning, September 2018 – The world market leader of laser alignment instruments PRUFTECHNIK proudly announces the launch of the new OPTALIGN touch system. The OPTALIGN touch by PRUFTECHNIK is the equipment of choice for simple, fast and precise daily alignment jobs – a tool needed in any maintenance ...

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Thinking Outside the (Metal) Box

New HDPE cooling towers help a Southern containerboard mill protect its operations.   ED SULLIVAN HVAC systems play a crucial role in many industrial cooling applications. These systems—composed of cooling towers, chillers, and air handlers—are used to cool areas where high heat loads can shut down critical processes. High heat loads could stem from machinery that generates extensive heat, or ...

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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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