Friday, August 2, 2013 Five Ways to Improve Plant Reliability with the In... Five Ways to Improve Plant Reliability with the Internet: Many of us are becoming more and more dependent on the internet to manage many parts of our lives, however some of our reliability peers are not there yet. Click on the link above to see the full post but in the mean time here are ten ways to use the internet to increase your reliability right now.
Here they are in no certain order:

1     For RCA preparation prior to getting the team together, I would pull equipment documentation and    any history available via Google.
2     Search bulletin boards and user group pages for common equipment failures using Google. Verify these are part of your equipment maintenance plan.
3     Locate spare parts for obsolete equipment via eBay and Google
      Locate new lower cost vendors and service centers for existing parts via Google
      Identifying physical defects with picture of similar failure from Google images
      Find equipment vendors websites via Google… it is not always so obvious.
      Read about additional vendor, equipment, part or product characteristics information on Wikipedia
      Follow your common vendors on Twitter to be in the loop with most recent product releases and updates
      Read the blogs of people interested in the same topics or that deal with the same issues you face.
        Read the various trade publication websites for articles that target the problems you are facing.

1 comment:

  1. Excellent advice Shon. I might mention for those individuals and corporations weary of purchasing industry parts from ebay, consider this. Industrial parts are designed to last much longer and those selling industrial parts on ebay are more likely to be fellow professionals from our industry. So buying industrial parts on ebay is not the same as buying a used TV from some individual who is not knowledgeable or professional about what they are selling. so with industrial purchases, you are less likely to be disappointed and the savings can't be ignored.