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The concepts behind reliability centered maintenance (RCM) are about 40 years old, but there is a growing interest in RCM now among asset-intensive industries like those in the oil and gas industry. But there is another stripe of RCM — RCM II — that to me anyway seemed poorly understood even among industry insiders. So…

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When the industrial revolution came to the paper manufacturing industry in the early 1900’s no one could have envisioned how quickly we would progress to a fully automated production environment with supply chains of raw material and finished goods so optimized that the actual production became a mere supporting activity. We have evolved efficiency in…

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