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There’s More To A Belt Change Than Changing the Belt

Requirements for completing a belt replacement

A three-shift plant employing 1,200 people per shift had an overburdened maintenance department. Prior to the arrival of a new plant engineer, their solution was to work faster. This meant shortcuts, and shortcuts inevitably increase the equipment failure rate.

After spending considerable time inspecting equipment and reviewing the maintenance logs, the plant engineer issued the following requirements for completing a belt replacement. Despite extra time for each repair, within a mo

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