From time to time we at MicroMain stumble across sites and articles we think would be useful for our CMMS and facility management customers. The MicroMain blog is pleased to share this content in our weekly Maintenance Round-Up.
Data-driven maintenance – PlantServices.com
The importance of using data to guide maintenance work has been proven. Still, ensuring compliance from maintenance workers isn’t always easy. PlantServices.com wrote a nice guide to overcoming this dilemma using the problem-solving model “Ready, aim, and fire.”
Equipment Rental Offers Managers Many Advantages – FacilitiesNet
Do you own all your equipment, or rent? FacilitiesNet weighs in with some benefits to renting, including fixed costs–and an absence of downtime costs when the equipment is not needed. The article also provides a short list of renting tips and tricks.
Handheld Computing Devices Improve Managing Work-Order Data – FacilitiesNet
This article from FacilitiesNet takes a hard look at the need for handheld devices in maintenance. Author Michael Cowley is skeptical, but is beginning to see the upside. Still, as Cowley notes, regardless of your methods “the quality of your data depend on only two things — discipline and accountability.”
Evaluating a Process Safety System – PlantEngineering.com
Plant Engineering wrote a great guide for evaluating your facility’s safety systems. If you bought an existing processing plant (or just need a new evaluation), this article is an important read. Evaluating your system “may bring not only improved safety, but potential cost savings as well.”