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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 […]

How utilities use RCD

Aladon methodologies are helping utilities today Utilities today around the world face similar challenges of aging equipment, as well as a retiring workforce. With Aladon thoughtware and software, we are working together with utility companies in water, electric, sanitary and oil industries to build a reliability culture. These same organizations traditionally tend to be risk-averse. […]

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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 […]

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4th Industrial Revolution Requires 4th Generation Maintenance

Today the Fourth Industrial Revolution is upon us. Aladon and The Aladon Network are leaders worldwide in guiding asset owners to stay ahead of the challenges of the Fourth Industrial Revolution with our Fourth Generation Maintenance approach, RCM3™.  The following insight by an IBM Global Entrepreneur captures the essence of the technological upheavals of the […]

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South Korea Welcomes RCM3™

Considered the most wired and educated country in the world by CNN, 82.7 percent of South Koreans are connected to the Internet and 98 percent of the population receives a high school education. However, in the realm of asset management, the Asian country is not as advanced. Dr. Gang-Min Lim, PhD, CEO, Asset Technology Group, […]

3 Ways to Create a Culture of Reliability in Your Organization

3 Ways to Create a Culture of Reliability in Your Organization

Many senior managers initially support the idea of reliability. Who wouldn’t?! But these same individuals mistakenly think this is an easy fix that they can do on their own or that can be bought and then installed. When that doesn’t happen, these same managers will give up on a reliability plan before the organization makes […]

Considering a reliability improvement program for 2019? Start with these 8 essential questions

Considering a reliability improvement program for 2019? Start with these 8 essential questions

By Marius Basson, Aladon owner and operator Preparing for a reliability centered maintenance (RCM) improvement program requires a well-defined process and team-based approach. The foundation of any improvement program is the business assessment (what needs to be done and why) and the requirements and strategies (who will do it and how). Once this is determined, […]

When is Maintenance Worthwhile?

When is Maintenance Worthwhile?

Determining if maintenance on specific assets is worthwhile is tied to the risk associated with the failures it is meant to prevent. When considering that many (if not most) failures are caused by intervention or improper maintenance, the minimum amount of safe maintenance not only adds to an organization’s bottom line but increases uptime and […]

3 Best Practices for Working with OEMs and Contractors

Integral to every industry with assets that require maintenance are OEMs and contractors who provide the maintenance, monitoring or even the actual assets to organizations. This can be complicated when it comes to ensuring your organization efficiently, safely and cost effectively uses these assets. Add to this the numerous new technologies and techniques available for […]