4 Ways Oil Refineries Can Reduce Equipment Manufacturing Overhead Costs Through Maintenance Management

Oil refineries play a critical role in the global petroleum supply chain as there is a constant need to convert crude oil into other products. The operation of oil refineries is complex and involves a multitude of equipment systems including vast piping networks, distillation columns, and storage tanks. Creating an effective maintenance management program for …

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5 Ways Electric Co-ops Can Reduce Equipment Manufacturing Overhead Costs Through Maintenance Management

Electric co-ops need to maintain hundreds of miles of electrical lines, trucks, transformers and supporting equipment to keep their customers connected. Any breakdowns along the power grid could mean a loss of power for customers and the potential for hazardous conditions on roadways. Given that maintenance remains one of the largest costs for these electric …

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5 Ways Food Manufacturers Can Reduce Equipment Manufacturing Overhead Costs Through Maintenance Management

Food manufacturers are faced with strict regulations to meet food quality and safety standards. The Food Safety Modernization Act requires food processors to use equipment that meets rigorous design standards, such as 3-A Sanitary Standards, NSF standards for food equipment, and others. As such, food equipment manufacturers face costly design and certification processes, and as a result, food manufacturing …

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5 Ways Water Purification Plants Can Reduce Equipment Manufacturing Overhead Costs Through Maintenance Management

Water purification plants play an important role in public health and safety. Without them, water quality suffers, and disease-causing microorganisms and contaminants can enter the water supply, causing illness such as gastrointestinal illness, reproductive problems, and neurological disorders, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). A single water purification plant may make …

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The Expert’s Guide to Preventive Maintenance

These days, running a warehouse or factory is a complex job, with numerous factors, processes, and issues to consider at all times. While technology may be bolstering efficiency, there is still a constant stream of data to review, as well as decisions to be made. If you head up an operation, chances are you’re constantly …

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50 Best Work Order Management Software Systems

For years, businesses were forced to fill out their work orders on paper, a timely and potentially risky practice that could result in lost time – and lost revenue, if the paper went missing. Luckily, those days are over. Businesses of all sizes and categories have the opportunity to take advantage of a range of …

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How to Calculate Manufacturing Overhead by Tracking Maintenance on Equipment

Manufacturing overhead, otherwise known as factory overhead, factory burden, and manufacturing support cost is an important costs category that tends to get overlooked, especially in the cases of overworked or new operations. Manufacturing overhead refers to the most obvious costs, such as the amount of cash it takes to keep the factory’s lights on – but it also includes …

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Using Asset Management to Improve Maintenance and Cut Costs

Camcode recently helped petroleum company MIPC identify pipeline assets through unique products and customized asset management services. Through Camcode’s Asset Management Services: • MIPC developed a standardized numbering system for pipes and valves to easily and efficiently locate and identify pipeline assets • Camcode’s Metalphoto® barcode labels enabled MIPC to adopt a Maximo® Mobility Solution for preventive …

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Top 3 Reasons Why Equipment Fails

The utility industry, like many modern industries, relies heavily on the use of equipment to facilitate service delivery to customers. But in the utility sector, equipment failure can be catastrophic, causing widespread outages that hinder customers (businesses and homeowners alike) from going about their day-to-day activities. Yet, the utility industry struggles with outdated equipment and …

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Automation Impacts Facilities/Maintenance Management: Technology, Automation, and Mobility Transform Modern Maintenance Practice

Facilities and maintenance management are critical enterprise functions that have benefited greatly from advances in technology, yet some maintenance departments have remained stagnant for decades.  In other organizations, the introduction of innovative technology has made a tremendous impact on outdated facilities and maintenance management practices, inspiring some key trends likely to shift the industry as …

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