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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.

  • August 9, 2022Nomad at Last
    Guest Post by Joseph Paris (first posted on CERM ® RISK INSIGHTS – reposted here with permission) It’s January 2020.  I have just made a pitch to the corporate big-wigs for a way to reduce their real- …
  • August 9, 2022How Mother Nature and Father Time Creates Reliability and Availability in the Universe
    Mother Nature And Father Time have together built well. What they have left behind lasts a long time without failure. Humans can run for 100 years with very little maintenance. Trees can run for thous …
  • August 8, 2022Essence of Reliability Centered Maintenance, and Risk Assessment
    My not-so-dirty-little-secret, the Essence of Reliability Centered Maintenance, and Risk Assessment all at once… I’m going to tell you a not-so-dirty-little secret about myself. I love No-Limit Texas …
  • August 8, 2022Markov Approximation to Standby-System Reliability
    Age-specific reliability of a standby system depends on components’ failure rates. Reliability computation is interesting when part failure rates depend on age, which is what motivates having a standb …
  • August 5, 2022Reactive Chemicals
    Reactive chemicals refer to chemicals that can react with self or with other chemicals or contaminants leading to extremely high reaction rates. The high reaction rates in turn can lead to overpressur …
  • August 4, 2022Steel Hydrogen Embrittlement
    One failure mechanism that I’m frequently asked about is hydrogen embrittlement of carbon and low-alloy steel. So, in this article I’ll discuss that topic. Hydrogen embrittlement is the result of the …
  • August 4, 2022Does Improved Reliability Translate to a Safer Plant?
    Guest post by Ken Latino. I am often asked if there is a relationship between improved reliability and safety? There is certainly anecdotal evidence that suggests that there is a link. I’m sure anyone …
  • August 2, 2022Launch of “Asset Operations”
    Ryan Chan of UpKeep authored a new book in which he presents some very smart concepts around information management. Here’s a video of a group discussion of those concepts and the launch. Participants …
  • August 2, 2022Value of Communications: Dollars and Sense
    Guest Post by Malcolm Peart (first posted on CERM ® RISK INSIGHTS – reposted here with permission) “Man measures time by happiness or sorrow, tranquility or torture.  The one is past and gone so quick …
  • August 2, 2022Deliberately Create Reliability
    Reliability is something that can be created. It is the result of the standards, processes, and practices that are used. By removing causes of failures and controlling the factors that allow their cre …

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