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Stopping Saboteurs

An insidious source of equipment damage is unintentional sabotage through wrong operator practices.

Fortunately, outright sabotage is rare these days (but it does happen). A more insidious source of equipment damage is unintentional sabotage through wrong operator practices. Sometimes, operator error is a glaringly obvious cause.

A new plant manager decided to “save money” on annealing furnace operations by replacing $12/hr trained operators with $6/hr entry level operators, since the job mostly involved sitting and watching. The furnace had run problem-free for years.

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