Shared Learning Library
Welcome to PEMAC's Shared Learning Library, a growing body of community created knowledge, built up and maintained by the PEMAC member community. Explore a range of articles, presentations and webcasts covering a wide range of maintenance, reliability and asset management subject areas. You can even find presentations from past MainTrain conferences and PEMAC Lunch & Learn webcasts.
To easily find what you are looking for the content of the Shared Learning Library can be filtered by both Maintenance Management and Asset Management subject areas using the options in the menu to the left of the screen.
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BoK Content Type:Presentation SlidesPresentation PaperBoK Content Source:MainTrain 2019Original date:Wednesday, May 15, 2019Even today, many organizations see maintenance as a necessary evil neglecting the importance it has toward attaining optimum business results. These organizations have maintenance managers, supervisors, and technicians who are responsible for the preservation of their physical assets. Upon talking to and sharing experience with many maintenance colleagues in various countries, I've learned that most maintenance supervisors and managers don't have a formal maintenance educational background, yet they must make important decisions regarding assets affecting their business's bottom line. We learn about maintenance the hard way, learning from equipment failures and guessing how to avoid them by applying what has resulted well in the past and what the equipment manufacturer tells us. When organizations realize they must do something about maintenance to improve their business bottom line, they're exposed to a lot of information about many tools boasting to offering what they need to do better. This presentation will showcase the results of various case studies performed by our consulting firm at crude oil pumping, pharmaceutical, and water treatment organizations located in North and South America. Several methodologies ranging from Uptime (Strategies for Excellence in Maintenance Management) to RCM-R, ACA, RCA, and even PdM were used to tackle situations at the strategic, tactic, and operational levels.
Retrofit of Condition Based Monitoring (CBM) Technology into an Aging FacilityBoK Content Type:Presentation SlidesWebcastPresentation PaperBoK Content Source:MainTrain 2019Original date:Friday, April 26, 2019Sherritt Fort Saskatchewan has been operating for more than 50 years and continues to use much of its original infrastructure and production equipment. Modern condition-based monitoring (CBM) technologies were not in the picture 50 years ago. So how do we cost-effectively implement CBM technology to address risk, provide advanced indication of failure, and improve the reliability of our operation? This presentation will introduce two case studies of applying CBM to aging assets: infrared thermography and continuous surface temperature monitoring for high-risk refractory lined furnace piping; and ultrasound technology to improve bearing lubrication practices for rotating equipment.
Demystifying Your R&M Pathway to Operational SuccessBoK Content Type:Presentation SlidesPresentation PaperBoK Content Source:MainTrain 2019Original date:Friday, March 22, 2019Metrics, best practices, more than 40 key elements to implement, challenges, and opportunities all combine to make a successful implementation difficult. Where do you start, and how do you know how to work on what matters? Once you understand how it’s all related, you can focus on the vital few to leverage the maximum ROI. This presentation will clarify the importance of culture and employee engagement, along with other key plant floor performance indicators that will be clarified with data. We'll look at the current state of R&M; what’s working and what's not; survival skills for the next decade; impacts of connected technologies (edge computing, big data, machine learning, AI, 3D printing, augmented reality); the importance of getting your data ready for what's coming next; and relationships between R&M and safety, people engagement, quality, throughput/uptime, and cost.
Offline Mobile Technology - A Case StudyBoK Content Type:Presentation SlidesPresentation PaperBoK Content Source:MainTrain 2019Original date:Tuesday, April 9, 2019Mobile devices for recording maintenance and ensuring the most up-to-date procedures and checklists is ideal, but what if there is no wifi where you're working? Until recently, mobile devices had to be connected to the Internet to enable all functionality. Offline Mobile Capability has recently been successfully developed for Nova Scotia Power (NSP) by Megamation. NSP has been using Megamation's DirectLine CMMS for 20 years, which delivers software as a service over the Internet in an all-inclusive, fully supported suite. DirectLine mobile provides a connection between the field and the office through an easy-to-use, full-feature application that works on any cellphone or tablet. Maintenance instructions, checklists, pictures, and the creation of new work orders—as well as other features—can be assessed and updated through the mobile app. Because NSP has numerous remote locations, it required offline mobile capability, so Megamation established a project to meet NSP's needs and successfully launched the new tools in early April 2019. This presentation will demonstrate the technology, share the lessons learned from the design stage through to field implementation, and look at where we're going next.