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RCM: On-Condition Task Interval Determination

Written by Gary West The P-F curve shows the time interval between when a failure-in-the-making can be identified (potential failure, P) and the actual failed state where acceptable performance standards are no longer sustained (functional failure, F). This P-F interval is also known as: The warning period The lead time to failure The failure development […]

The Net P-F Interval Explained

Owning physical assets means maintaining them in an efficient and cost effective way. Key to understanding asset management is the P-F curve, which we explained in a previous blog, and the net P-F interval. The net P-F interval is the minimum interval likely to elapse between the discovery of an asset’s potential failure and the […]

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Why the Original Model of the P-F Curve Is the Correct Model

The P-F Curve is a term pioneered and used for the first time by John Moubray, the founder of Aladon. A P-F Curve is a graph that illustrates the interval between a potential failure and the functional failure of a physical asset. Today, many versions other than the Aladon version are pictured as a D-I-P-F […]

The P-F Curve Explained

The P-F Curve is a term pioneered and used for the first time by John Moubray, the founder of Aladon. The P-F Curve defines and illustrates the interval between a potential failure (when the failure can be detected for the first time) and the functional failure of a physical asset.  The P-F Curve represents very […]

Root Cause Failure Analysis at a plant

Aladon’s Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA) methodology is a continuous improvement tool for your organizational asset strategy, and when used together with other reliability processes such as RCM and RBI, provides a holistic approach to asset failure management. The following case study of a blower fire in a food manufacturing plant shows how Aladon uses […]

Aladon expands cutting-edge asset management and reliability solutions; announces new software development office in South Africa

Aladon, a global asset management thoughtware company announces the addition of a new office in South Africa designed to develop asset management software. The software works seamlessly with the Aladon methodologies. The goal for the global leader in reliability centered maintenance is to expand into software development as a continued commitment to deliver high quality, […]

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Case study: Root Cause Failure Analysis of a Centrifuge Failure

On November 19, 2013, a Centrifuge experienced a catastrophic failure, throwing the pillow block bearing and the planetary gear box from the unit and causing secondary damage to the structure and Rotary Drum Thickener. The 750-lb. gearbox on the unit came free and flew 30 feet in the air and damaged the 460v power rails […]

Aladon Team Expands

Aladon is expanding in 2020 with the addition of Jeffrey Sanford and Kris Hahn. Both Jeffrey and Kris are certified maintenance & reliability professionals (CMRP) and have been Aladon Network members for several years and are joining the Aladon senior staff team. Jeffrey Sanford, CMRP Jeffrey Sanford is a senior consultant of reliability engineering and condition assessment, […]