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Angela Morrow

Angela Morrow

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Supplier Diversity Best Practices

Posted by Angela Morrow

Diversity may sometimes be seen as a buzzword thrown around to impress clients. The truth is, when done correctly, supplier diversity can increase your profits and improve the overall health of your business. It does, indeed, make for a selling point with your customers. But it also brings many other benefits to your business.

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Tags: Supplier Diversity

Oil Testing: Fundamentals of Defining Contamination,Condition and Wear

Posted by Angela Morrow

Regular analysis of the oil in your plant’s lubrication system provides key insights and reveals potential maintenance issues to remedy before they grow into catastrophes. In this blog post, we'll take a plain-language look into what exactly is tested during a basic oil analysis and what tests can tell you about the health of your machinery.

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Tags: Industrial Maintenance, Lubrication Maintenance, Oil Analysis

Accurate Oil Testing: 6 Ways to Mess Up Oil Sampling

Posted by Angela Morrow

Oil analysis is a necessary component in machine health and longevity. Accurate oil analysis can provide valuable information regarding your lubricant’s cleanliness, levels of additives, and degree of wear. Regular oil testing allows you to track trends in data over time, which helps you recognize changes that indicate impending damage or failure is looming.

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Tags: Downtime Maintenance, Oil Analysis

[SlideShare] A Guide to Lubrication Partnerships

Posted by Angela Morrow

Improper and insufficient industrial lubrication practices lead to equipment failures that cost U.S. businesses as much as $1 trillion per year in lost productivity, costly reactive maintenance, and unscheduled downtime.

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Tags: Downtime Maintenance

Easy Storage Strategies to Prevent Industrial Lubrication Degradation

Posted by Angela Morrow

They say an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, and there is perhaps no place that is truer than in the lubrication industry. That's why it's important to learn proper lubricant and oil storage techniques. Though it is sometimes easy to overlook or deem proper storage a low priority, taking a few easy steps now goes a long way in preserving your materials and preventing degradation in the future.

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Tags: Lubrication Maintenance, Filtration/Contamination

Developing a Balanced Lubrication Contamination Prevention Program

Posted by Angela Morrow

 

A reliability-based lubrication maintenance strategy requires a well-balanced program of proactive, preventive, predictive, and reactive contamination control measures. No plan, person, or piece of equipment is perfect, but incorporating a few simple techniques into your maintenance schedule can help you stay two steps ahead of equipment failure due to lubrication or filtration contaminants.

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Tags: Filtration/Contamination

Plants Show Savings & Reduced Downtime with Precision Lubrication

Posted by Angela Morrow

 

It’s estimated that lubrication-related equipment failures cost U.S. businesses as much as $1 trillion per year. Losses accrue in several areas, including:

  • Lost productivity
  • Costly reactive maintenance
  • Scheduled and unscheduled downtime

Precision Lubrication Decreases Maintenance Downtime

One common cause of equipment downtime is bearing failure. Amazingly, it is estimated that bearings fail at the end of their natural fatigue limit less than 10 percent of the time. That means that more than 9 out of 10 bearing failures are premature and, therefore, also avoidable.

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Tags: Lubrication Maintenance

Strategic Staffing During Downtime Maintenance

Posted by Angela Morrow

Downtime maintenance shutdowns are labor intensive. Determining your staffing needs can be one of the most challenging aspects of planning a cost-effective downtime maintenance project.

You must assess the skills and capabilities of your in-house workforce and determine where supplementing them will aid your team in successfully completing all the scheduled work. You must also ensure skilled professionals are readily available to quickly handle the unforeseen tasks that inevitably arise during even the best-planned shutdowns.

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Tags: Downtime Maintenance, Staffing

Addressing the Talent Shortage in Industrial Maintenance

Posted by Angela Morrow

Where to Find Skilled Workers to Bridge the Skills Gap

U.S. manufacturing firms continue to be hit hard by a shortage of skilled workers in industrial maintenance. The struggle to fill job openings with qualified candidates has resulted in a growing, profit-eating chasm known as the “skills gap” -- the gulf between the higher level of training, knowledge and experience employers need in their workers versus the skills their current workforce actually possess.

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Tags: Industrial Maintenance