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The home of this blog has moved to Accendo Reliability. A reliability engineering professional development hub I’m developing. The set of articles in the Musings series for the core of the articles section of the site.

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  • October 21, 2021Recognizing Basic Gear Fatigue Failure Patterns
    Lets start with a fresher on general Component Fatigue. Fatigue occurs when a material is subjected to repeated loading and unloading.When the loads are above a certain threshold, microscopic cracks w …
  • October 21, 2021Allowing Wrong To Become Normal
    I’ve seen it twice this year and it concerns me. In twenty years of working with companies to improve manufacturing reliability I would like to believe that those of us who care are leaving a mark. It …
  • October 20, 2021Learn to Speak Finance
    The Key To Gaining The Ear Of Your Executives As a maintenance professional, you spend a lot of time explaining how a proper maintenance & reliability program will improve uptime, safety, etc. But why …
  • October 19, 2021Maximizing the Potential of Your CMMS System
    It’s no secret that equipment maintenance software offers many benefits to your organization. However, organizations frequently find that the software doesn’t deliver the end results they anticipated. …
  • October 19, 2021Short on Resources: Where to Apply Your Focus
    Guest Post by Andrew Sheves (first posted on CERM ® RISK INSIGHTS – reposted here with permission) Effective execution is a matter of dealing with scarcity: a scarcity of time, a scarcity of resources …
  • October 19, 2021Maintenance and Reliability Maturity – 1
    Maintenance and reliability maturity provides an understanding of both how well we do maintenance and how good is our maintenance program. One delivers a major business result, the other is a big part …
  • October 18, 2021Estimation of a Hidden Service-Time Distribution of an M(t)/G/∞ Self-Service System
    (This is chapter 5 of User Manual for Credible Reliability Prediction – Field Reliability (google.com), cleaned up and typeset for AccendoReliaiblity Weekly Update.)  The nonparametric maximum likelih …
  • October 18, 2021How Does SPC Complement My Automatic Inspection System?
    Background More companies are leveraging high speed vision systems to inspect multiple quality characteristics on their products.   For example, in a high volume baking operation, a vision system can …
  • October 18, 2021Clean to Inspect for Best in Class Operator Care
    Cleaning is an important first step in Operator Care and reliability gains because: Insufficient cleaning causes losses andThe cleaning activity itself exposes hidden defects Dirt in rotating parts, s …
  • October 14, 2021Failure Analysis – Setting the Scope
    Analysis of the Storm Packer (SP) failure in Article 1 will be complicated. Some stakeholders will assume that the SP was defective, some will assume the drilling crew made mistakes, and others will a …

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