Precision Maintenance - Employing Standard Work in Maintenance

Precision Maintenance - Employing Standard Work in Maintenance

Precision Maintenance - Employing Standard Work in Maintenance

ImageSkilled workers will often resist even the terminology of "standard work" as showing lack of respect for their skills or lack of trust in their abilities or knowledge. But maintenance professionals also must recognize that if we leave it up to individuals, we will have as many methods as we have individuals who do the work. Maintenance teams should use the continuous feedback process to determine the most effective and precise method to perform any given task. This is the first step of precision maintenance.

Using precision maintenance, you reduce or avoid early life failure due to resonance, unbalance, soft foot, contamination (i.e., moisture, chemical, particle), poor lubrication, excessive heat or friction, looseness, imbalance or misalignment. Remember that roughly 89 percent of failures occur in early life or during the constant failure period.

Standard work doesn't have to be difficult. Simple improvements can add up quickly. Rather than just "Check belt" as a PM task, use "Check belt for tightness (using a belt tension device), fraying, cracking or damage." Or more specifically, what should the tension be?

Join your peers who are working in or on this important topic. We may discuss such points as:
  • What is Precision Maintenance and how do Standards impact it
  • Where to start standardising
  • Who should be a part of the process for creating standards
  • What equipment gets the most benefit from precision maintenance

SIRF Roundtable events are designed to provide a safe environment for open discussion with peers on the topic of interest they are working on, in and around. There will be no vendor companies in attendance at this meeting.   Agenda
Arrive at 8:40 for 9:00 start
Group Defines Expectations
Group Discussion
Continue Discussion
Wrap Up

Who Should Attend:   Engineering Managers, Maintenance Managers, Electrical Supervisors, Planners, Mechanical Supervisors and any one interested in this topic for discussion
Date:   Thursday April 20th, 2017
Time:   Arrive at 8:40 for a 9:00 am start, finishing at 14:30
Address:   We are looking for a Host for this event.  Contact your SIRF Facilitator for more info.
Investment:   No Charge for Members
Dress:   Casual Dress
Special Note:   None

For Enquiries Contact:
Sean Lewis 0466 256 736


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