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Rethinking N+1 redundancy design guidelines in the public utility industry

Posted on: March 4th, 2020 by Aladon

How often do we challenge long accepted design practices, especially in the utility industries such as power, water and wastewater? In order to do so, we must look outside public utilities and apply lessons from other industries. Airline and auto industries are two that rely less on redundancy by focusing on increasing the reliability of
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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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Aladon Team Expands

Posted on: January 24th, 2020 by Aladon

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,
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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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