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Aladon thoughtware leads to better preparedness… even in a pandemic

By Jay Shellogg, Aladon Network Member and Director of Reliability Services at Strategic Maintenance  When it comes to building a reliability culture, organizations that focus on asset life-cycle management strive to be prepared for anything. Except maybe a pandemic. Organizations I have worked with in the past have recognized unique regional impacts such as earthquakes, […]

Businesses are adjusting their approach to reliability in 2021

For decades we at Aladon guided organizations to become more resilient and prepared for what otherwise seems unpredictable by building a reliability culture. With proper training, implementation and support and strong relationships, we’ve seen this system work for thousands of clients around the world. And then with little warning, the pandemic continues to test the […]

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 […]

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. […]