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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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  • May 13, 2022Is Your Organization Making The Right Decisions?
    Eating a few fries this one time will not increase risks of a heart attack. Plus I like the fries from this joint. I’m ready to order!! That was a relatively easy decision; however, there are certain …
  • May 13, 2022Locomotive Failure Reports
    Sir George Findlay was a prominent British railroad manager. He was the general manager of the London & Northwestern Railway, a major company that underwent nearly 20 years of expansion under his lead …
  • May 12, 2022These Three Acts Improve Your Ability to Lead Others with Better Facilitation, Communication
    Every written or verbal communication needs a structure. The three-act structure stands the test of time because it is a straightforward, efficient structure that works effectively with our human thin …
  • May 12, 2022Post-Its: Their Love/Hate Relationship with RCA
    WE LOVE OUR POST-ITS! When I’m asked who our primary competitors are, I quickly and simply reply ‘Post-Its’ (full-disclosure, ‘Post-Its’ are a registered trademark of the 3M corporation)! It’s hard to …
  • May 10, 2022Victoria’s New Risk Management Framework
    Guest Post by James Kline (first posted on CERM ® RISK INSIGHTS – reposted here with permission) Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) is considered an important management tool and part of good public sec …
  • May 10, 2022Pressure Flange Seal For Liquid Filter Pressure Vessel
    Pressure Flange Seal For Liquid Filter Pressure Vessel. When a leak occurs between pressure flanges and the arrangement cannot be successfully sealed, it is necessary to change the sealing design. Thi …
  • May 10, 2022Post Covid Perfect Storm
    Richard Beer and James Reyes-Picknell – long-time friends and colleagues like to talk about issues of interest to the asset maintenance management community. Between the two of them, there is nearly a …
  • May 9, 2022The Bathtub Curve
    George Williams, CEO of ReliabilityX, explains The Bathtub Curve and PF Curve. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5yIJDAJtszU?feature=oembed&w=500&h=281] The post The Bathtub Curve appeared firs …
  • May 6, 2022Developing Trust While Communicating Risks
    Communicating risks to public from chemical or nuclear facilities is a major challenge. We notice this over and over again with EPA community-right-to-know, nuclear power plants and lately with the LN …
  • May 6, 2022Survivability
     The wellsite is 200 miles offshore, and based on experience with the application, your team is confident about reliability. But will the downhole tool survive the journey to setting depth?   OEMs val …

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