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Case study: Root Cause Failure Analysis of a Centrifuge Failure

Posted on: January 27th, 2020 by Aladon

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 (10) on the unit came free and flew 30 feet in the air and damaged the 460v power
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4th Industrial Revolution Requires 4th Generation Maintenance

Posted on: October 23rd, 2019 by Aladon

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™

Posted on: October 9th, 2019 by Aladon

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,
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Beyond OEM Recommended Maintenance: Take Control of Your Maintenance Through RCM3

Posted on: July 28th, 2019 by Aladon

Asset managers and maintainers are, by nature, a risk averse bunch of people. And why wouldn’t they be? One poor decision can result in consequences ranging from the merely costly to the fatally disastrous, often with an added layer of spectacularly bad publicity to top it off. When names like Chernobyl, Deepwater Horizon and Piper
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3 Ways to Create a Culture of Reliability in Your Organization

Posted on: June 3rd, 2019 by Aladon

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
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