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Keeping Temporary Repairs Temporary

To avoid catastrophic equipment failures, assign an expiration time to any temporary repair and post it at the equipment.

If you’ve performed repairs in an industrial setting for even just a short time, you’ve gone the spit and bailing wire route just to get something running again. It’s not a proper repair for some reason (e.g., correct spare part not on hand or the plant expert on this equipment is on vacation). Nonetheless, it’s good enough for the immediate situation and will allow production to get a critical order out the door.

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