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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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And, here are a few of the most recent articles in brief. Please click though to view the entire article.

  • December 2, 2022Regulating Reactive Chemicals
    Recently, members of  Congress sent a letter to OSHA chief, Jordan Barab, to expand PSM standard to address reactive chemicals. Reactive chemicals have gained increasing attention since the Chemical S …
  • December 1, 2022Reviewing AIAG / VDA FMEA Handbook
    I am often asked for my opinion about the FMEA Handbook that was jointly published by AIAG and VDA in 2019. Here is a summary of my candid views on this handbook, excerpted from a presentation I gave …
  • November 29, 2022Being Setup for Failure
    Guest Post by Joseph Paris (first posted on CERM ® RISK INSIGHTS – reposted here with permission) Employers don’t hire people – or assign them a project or task – in the hopes they will fail.  And emp …
  • November 29, 2022Lean Improvement Success at a Concrete Reinforcing Bar Manufacturer
    Reinforcing bar is forged steel used in concrete to give the otherwise weak concrete structural tension strength. Reinforcing bar manufacturing is done in a factory using computerised machines to stra …
  • November 28, 2022What is Preventive Maintenance and How are Task Intervals Assigned?
    In this episode, we talk about what preventative maintenance is and what two criteria determine if a preventive maintenance task should be assigned. The biggest pitfall that organizations often fall i …
  • November 28, 2022Progress in LED Reliability Analysis?
    ANSI-IES TM-21 standard method may predict negative L70 LED lives. (L70 is the age at which LED lumens output has deteriorated to less than 70% of initial lumens.) Philips-Lumileds deserves credit for …
  • November 25, 2022What Is Inherent Safety?
    A process is described as inherently safer if it reduces or eliminates one or more process hazards and this reduction or elimination is accomplished through changes that are permanent and inseparable. …
  • November 22, 2022Introducing Industrial and Manufacturing Wellness
    Plant Wellness Way EAM methodology uses systems engineering and life-cycle risk elimination to re-engineer your company and operational processes to get utmost asset reliability and maximum success an …
  • November 22, 2022Best Way to Monitor Risk Mitigation Plans
    Guest Post by John Ayers (first posted on CERM ® RISK INSIGHTS – reposted here with permission) Based on over 30 years’ experience with project risk management, the best way I found to monitor risk mi …
  • November 21, 2022To Change is to Change Twice
    As a teenager in the 1980s, I was an avid reader of Omni, a now defunct magazine dedicated to the future—a far-off world filled with super humans, artificial biospheres and frequent encounters with ex …

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