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by Bob Latino

Updated: January 5, 2022

‘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
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by Bob Latino

Updated: May 2, 2024

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
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by Bob Latino

Updated: April 23, 2024

Root Cause Analysis (RCA) Management Best Practices

Reading Time: 8 minutes RCA management is a structured and methodical approach to problem-solving, and it helps organizations learn from their mistakes and continuously improve their processes and systems
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by Bob Latino

Updated: January 5, 2022

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
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by Bob Latino

Updated: March 14, 2024

Saving $1 Million for Inland Steel

Reading Time: < 1 minute 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
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by Bob Latino

Updated: November 17, 2023

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
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