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Why Can’t Learning Teams (LT) & RCA Teams be Friends?
Reading Time: 7 minutes Why Can’t Learning Teams (LT) and RCA Teams be Friends? A Little History About How I Came Across Learning Teams. A little over three
What Does It Mean to Be ‘Safe’?
Reading Time: 6 minutes So what does it mean to be ‘safe’? Is a company ‘safe’ because they have not had an OSHA recordable injury in say over a
Do Learning Teams Make RCA Obsolete?
Reading Time: 2 minutes Originally published August 31, 2017.
Understanding the Basics of Grease
Reading Time: 6 minutes Since lubricating oil can oxidize, so can the base oil in grease. When the grease oxidizes, it usually darkens; there is a build-up of acidic
Defining & Achieving the Reliability Culture
Reading Time: 31 minutes “There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success than to take the lead in
Root Cause Analysis vs. Shallow Cause Analysis: What’s the Difference?
Reading Time: < 1 minutes Does regulatory compliance with RCA guidelines ensure operational reliability? Operational Reliability involves the aggregation of Equipment, Process and Human Reliability methods and techniques. What is
‘Fantasy’ Maintenance: The Illusion of Best Practices
Reading Time: 4 minutes The following article was published in Plant Services earlier this year with the title, “Don’t get stuck in reactive mode – The world of fantasy
Fatigue & Overload: Part II, 4 Mechanisms of Component Failure
Reading Time: 4 minutes Author’s Note: I want to reiterate that this Series about reading the basic fracture surfaces, is for novices who often come into contact with such
What Managers May Not Know About Root Cause Analysis (RCA)
Reading Time: 9 minutes If managers knew what the overall power of a well supported Root Cause Analysis (RCA) effort meant for their bottom-line, they would be breaking down
Trending Data Is Important to Predictive Activities
Reading Time: 4 minutes This case history takes place in a packaging facility in Virginia. The packer on module E5 was checked for vibration integrity during a pre-machine care
Saving $1 Million for Inland Steel
Reading Time: < 1 minutes For some time now, Inland Steel has been committed to improving the reliability of our plant operations as a way to reduce costs, downtime and
Accepting We Could Be Part of the Problem
Reading Time: 6 minutes Abstract: No matter where we work, we will experience failures or ‘undesirable outcomes’ of some kind. As long as we work with other humans, this will indeed