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Musings on Reliability and Maintenance Topics

Short essays and thoughts (musings) on reliability and maintenance engineering topics.

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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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  • January 21, 2022Facility Maintenance Software: 5 Benefits of Barcoding Technology
    Reduce data entry time and costly errors while boosting productivity by integrating your facilities management software with barcoding technology. Many vendors are offering this technology for facilit …
  • January 20, 2022How Can v Why: What’s the Difference?
    When facilitating a Root Cause Analysis (RCA), the proper questioning process will make or break the effectiveness of the entire analysis. When we hear of the 5-Why’s as a valid RCA approach, is simpl …
  • January 20, 2022Why “Big Data” is NOT the Holy Grail for Process Plant Reliability Engineering
    Data is good.  Quality data is better.  “Big data” is even fashionable.  But it won’t help you solve a “small data” problem. Let me guess.  The quality of your CMMS data is not great, but if it was, y …
  • January 20, 2022Effective Communication Is The #1 Thing That Changes Your Life
    Effective communication is the one thing that makes your life better, more fulfilling, and more rewarding. That is equally true in personal relationships and in business. Keep it simple. If you can co …
  • January 18, 2022The One Thing Your Approach to Communication & Facilitation is Missing
    The one thing is right under your nose. The one thing is the game changer for your career because it enables others to understand the complex and uncertain world where you work. The one thing requires …
  • January 18, 2022Smoke Alarms: How to Become More Proactive
    Guest Post by Andrew Sheves (first posted on CERM ® RISK INSIGHTS – reposted here with permission) Many people have a few smoke alarms dotted around their house and, to me, these are some of the most …
  • January 18, 2022How Plant Wellness Way Sites Get Zero Failures
     The prime role of Maintenance is to reduce operating risk. Maintenance serves a business well when its use leads to lower production costs than using other choices that could have been taken. Too man …
  • January 18, 2022Look Before you Leap – Part 3
    Get it right on paper before attempting to computerize and automate. The Work Management Process. One of the biggest uses of IIoT, ML, and AI in the industry (so far) is in the field of condition moni …
  • January 17, 2022Self-Accountability Part 1
    In the last blog, we discussed why Self-Awareness is the starting point for any real change. If you aren’t able to honestly know where you are, you’ll never get on the proper path towards where you wa …
  • January 17, 2022What Price Required Data?
    The title was inspired by Rupert Miller’s report “What Price Kaplan Meier?” That report compares nonparametric vs. parametric reliability estimators from censored age-at-failure data. This article com …

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