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Mobilizing Your Maintenance Management Workforce to Minimize Downtime
READYAsset Increases Plant Run Time Above 99% and Pays For Itself In Under 3-Years
LLumin is excited to be featured in Rockwell Automation's The Journal Magazine where Red Cedar Gathering, reports in a 5-page spread, that LLumin's READYAsset is used for predictive and preventive maintenance and to track materials. The software has increased its energy plant's run time above 99% and paid for itself in less than 3 years.
Red Cedar Gathering uses the asset management to do predictive and preventive maintenance by monitoring and analyzing historical and real-time data such as temperatures and pressures. “The additional data helps us keep a close eye on the condition of the equipment,” says Velasquez. “We now proactively measure the condition of our equipment and set historical and condition-based rules. We record machine data to see the condition of our equipment and use preset rules to identify out-of-spec conditions.” “We can also now analyze the data and optimize the treating capabilities. We keep tighter thresholds on temperatures now and have a more...
Minimize Downtime and Reduce Inventory Cost by Optimizing Spare Part Availability
Overcoming the Knowledge Gap
Every plant has that one person (or two or three people) who can look at data or metrics about a piece of equipment and spot problems before they happened. Unfortunately, many skilled workers are now leaving the workforce, taking with them essential expertise. The solution is to look at an expert system that can help capture institutional knowledge and suggest actions when certain conditions are detected.
After years of working with customers to implement software and systems that gather data, I’ve noticed the process is often implemented backward.
Top Safety Concerns in the Manufacturing Industry
With high-speed industrial equipment running all the time and with materials that can be flammable, irritating to the skin, or toxic, manufacturing plants must always guard against industrial accidents. Two of the top safety concerns are poor maintenance and under-trained employees. A way to ensure safeguarding of your employees is to ensure equipment is optimally maintained and staff safely uses and manages materials.
Exposed wires, fatigued workers, poorly maintained equipment. Manufacturing facilities are riddled with risks, both hidden and out in the open. If you don’t know where to begin looking, such hazards can result in serious injury or death.
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Selecting a CMMS: Stepping Up Your Public Asset Management Game
Municipal water utilities are made up of assets, including pipes, valves, tanks, pumps, wells, hydrants, treatment facilities and other components. To effectively manage such public assets, you need to know what they are and where they are located. Decision making to manage such assets requires data collection, data management and analysis. The Water Finance Research Foundation says that municipal utilities that move from paper-based systems to computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS) can realize an estimated 12 to 18 percent cost savings.
A water utility strives to progress along a cost savings path moving from paper-based reactive work orders to a planned maintenance strategy using a CMMS to gain an estimated 12 to 18 percent cost savings.
Water Systems And Legionella
Facilities managers and asset management tools are being called on to play a major role in reducing the spread of Legionnaires disease. With incidents on the rise, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine developed recommendations to manage Legionella in water systems. The guidelines call on facilities managers to monitor water heaters and water temps and create a cooling tower repository that tracks their locations and cleaning schedules. All of which can be done with an asset management solution like LLumin READYAsset.
A recent report suggests a range of approaches can and should be used to better protect the public from Legionella bacteria.