Tips of the Week from 2020



In 2020, Tip of the Week, a newsletter from Seal Connect launched at the end of April. All this great reliability information needed to be shared with our digital publication visitors as well. They are summarized below, and this post will be updated as new tips are delivered. If you’d like to receive the Tip of the Week in your inbox, subscribe to it and our monthly newsletter.


January 2020

 

Tip of the Week 01/22/20: Learn about the importance of reliable seal technology here: http://ow.ly/xdWY50Df7aS.
Tip of the Week 01/15/20: “To become a great leader, it takes work, dedication, and a passion to develop others.” — Joe Anderson, ReliabilityX

 

Tip of the Week 01/08/20: Learn about the role lantern rings play in overall system reliability. Learn more: http://ow.ly/683k50D2S6Y.

December 2020

 


November 2020

 


October 2020

 

Tip of the Week 10/30: Selecting the correct packing for your application is essential to overall seal system reliability.
Tip of the Week 10/23: Ever tried fishing with no bait? That’s what it’s like to create a preventive maintenance plan with no understanding of why assets fail. Via Shon Isenhour and Eruditio.
Tip of the Week 10/16: Find out what sealing powder applications with correctly installed noncontact air seals can mean for your reliability program.
Tip of the Week 10/09: Learn how to attract and keep a fresh workforce at your facility. Via Daniel Foelber and Gas Compression Magazine.
Tip of the Week 10/02: Learn just how crucial proper mechanical seal design and application is in your overall system reliability program with this tip.

September 2020

Data sharing is a crucial practice industry members must adopt to progress manufacturing.
Data sharing is a crucial practice industry members must adopt to progress manufacturing. Thanks Joe Anderson at ReliabilityX!
Human assets are vital to achieving optimal reliability in the field
Human assets are vital to achieving optimal reliability in the field. Via Plant Services.
Tip of the Week 09/11: Take time implementing change in your work environment. Via James Kovacevic and Eruditio.
Tip of the Week 09/04: Learn about the challenges that static sealing presents to reliability programs with this tip.

August 2020

A new CMMS provides an opportunity to improve data and processes.
Tip of the Week 8/28: A new CMMS provides an opportunity to improve data and processes. What a great tip from George Williams with ReliabilityX in his Plant Services article!
Axial flow pumps are tough to seal and need a mechanical seal with extreme radial capabilities.
Tip of the Week 8/21: Axial flow pumps are tough to seal and need a mechanical seal with extreme radial capabilities.

 

A criticality analysis will drive many plant-wide decisions.
Tip of the Week 8/14: A criticality analysis will drive many plant-wide decisions.

 

The case for tracking mechanical seals.
Tip of the Week 8/7: The case for tracking mechanical seals in an EAM or CMMS.

July 2020

Everyone in an organization is responsible for reliability.
Everyone in an organization is responsible for reliability.
Stuffing box reliability begins with installation.
Stuffing box reliability begins with installation.
Take care of all your spare parts.
Take care of all your spare parts. Great advice, James Kovacevic!
Pump packing is often the ideal choice for many applications.
Pump packing is often the ideal choice for many applications.

June 2020

Effective vs efficient: focus on getting things right first.
Effective vs efficient: focus on getting things right first. So true, Joe Anderson!

Poppet valve sealing was improved with copper packing ring and a v-set packing.
Poppet valve sealing was improved with copper packing ring and a v-set packing.

 


Reliability requires planning.
Reliability requires planning. Thanks for this one, Shon!

 


Paper mill digesters and injection vessels are tough-to-seal.
Paper mill digesters and injection vessels are tough-to-seal.

 

May 2020

Be specific when writing job plans.
Be specific when writing job plans. Thanks for this great tip, James Kovacevic, with Eruditio!

Sealing powders is easier with a non contacting air seal.
Sealing powders is easier with a noncontacting air seal.

 


To be successful in predictive maintenance, training is critical.
To be successful in predictive maintenance, training is critical. Thanks to Joe Anderson from ReliabilityX for this contribution!

 


Lubricants must be tested before added to storage systems.
Lubricants must be tested before added to storage systems. Great article in Uptime magazine!

 


Stop solving the same problems again and again!
Stop solving the same problems again and again! Thanks, Shon Isenhour from Eruditio.

 

April 2020

Environmental controls and setup are critical for packing.
Environmental controls and setup are critical for packing.

 

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