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Unlocking Your CMMS: Reengineering Facilities Maintenance Processes

"Reengineering strives to break away from the old rules about how we organize and conduct business. It involves recognizing and rejecting some of them and then finding imaginative new ways to accomplish work." - Dr. Michael Hammer (one of the founders of the management theory of Business process reengineering) When most organizations decide to implement a new computerized maintenance man...

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What to Expect from an EPA SPCC Inspection

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is charged with ensuring facilities that store or handle oil comply with the Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) regulations set forth in 40 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 112. Inspections may be announced or unannounced, and can be triggered by: national enforcement initiatives, referrals from state or loca...

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5 Hidden Rules to Improve Steam System Efficiency

If you want to optimize the energy usage of your steam plant, consider these five general rules of thumb to improve steam system efficiency. 1. Lower boiler exhaust flue temperatures For every 40°F you lower the boiler exhaust flue temperature, you can expect about 1% combustion efficiency gain. Utilizing an economizer in the exhaust stack will reduce flue temperatures and transfer that ...

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Top 7 Reasons Facility Management Software Adoption Fails

If your company is looking to purchase a new Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS), you probably already know the benefits of implementing a CMMS. Some of the benefits, such as increased productivity and reduced maintenance costs might be necessary for your business to succeed in today’s marketplace. While you should plan for success, part of the planning process should consi...

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5 Steps to Know When to Replace a Roof

Here is your situation. You suspect your facilities roof is nearing the end of its serviceable life, maybe it's pooling,cracking, or starting to leak in some areas, how do you determine when to replace a roof or to restore it? To find the answer, a thorough investigation of the current condition of the roof must be done. Here is a five step process you can use to determine if your roof i...

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2014 U.S. Energy Consumption Report - Infographic

To download the PDF version - Click Here   Here are some other helpful articles: Why You Should Reconsider Buying Enterprise Level Maintenance Software Customizable Maintenance Software vs. Canned Maintenance Software How to Measure the Effectiveness of Your Maintenance Programs

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