It may be hard to believe, but the success or failure of your shutdown (outage, turnaround) is determined long before you shut down the equipment and begin the event. While many treat the shutdown as a marathon event that must be survived, the insightful among us know that it is the actions that occur in [...]

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Universal Truths Ahead:

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Shutdowns (Turnarounds, Outages) seem to be a big topic in my life lately.  We as a maintenance and reliability community are starting to realize that these necessary events are an opportunity for returning value to the organization.  It makes me wonder if there are other examples of these types of activities out there that we [...]

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Can we agree on one thing?   When considering the tasks that we perform on a daily basis as a maintenance organization, there is a one-right way to do them?  I am not saying that I know the answer, but I believe that there is one-right way to rebuild a Goulds HT3196 LTX pump.    I [...]

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When I think back on the shutdowns that I participated early on in my career, I wonder sometimes if we were really trying to excel at our performance, or if we were merely trying to survive?

Some of my fondest memories in my professional life are thinking back to those 2:00 AM stops at [...]

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Great Article on How to Make all of Your Maintenance Employees Stay! Close with a quote like this and you have both my curiosity and my attention.  Great read!   “Perfection is not attainable. But if we chase it, we can catch excellence.” Vince Lombardi

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2 Reasons Why a Maintenance Work Schedule is Important:

Ask any manager working in an industrial setting if the would like to see a weekly work schedule developed and they will of course reply to the affirmative.
Now sit them down and explain the amount of effort and coordination [...]

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Stay Classy!

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