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RE: Electrical Troubleshooting
Welcome to the 10th issue of our Feed Forward Newsletter! My name
is Don Fitchett, the author of "The Maintenance War Newsletter". This first area of the
newsletter is for introductions and commentary. We have added so much to
the website, it can not all be covered in the newsletter. So please browse
around and find your gold nugget.
If a friend has given you this copy of the newsletter,
you can find an online version on our website www.feedforward.com.au
Every month we add new book titles for you to download, CDs, free
articles and other resources.
This month's newsletter is a little late in coming because we have so
many new products and great information to offer you. Before I get to what
is new, I would like to talk a little bit about Mike Sondalini. As the
originator of this newsletter and with so many books on the market, he has
developed quite a following.
A recent highlight in Mike's writing career is a large sale we had of
his book 'The
Pocket Maintenance Advisor (Hard Copy)' to a learning institution.
Mike was very excited to hear Ivy Tech students will be using his PMA to
prepare for their own careers.
Nugget: For those who subscribe to our email version of this
newsletter we have included a special order link to order Mike Sondalini's
title above in lots of 10 at 40% discount. This extra production run gives
us yet another way to bring exclusive value to our subscribers. :>)
Mike has also just released his second new newsletter themed to his new
We will be emailing our subscribers a copy come mid month to see what
they think about us syndicating his newsletter here on FeedForward.com.au
Mike Sondalini comes through for us again with yet another new eBook
Submersible Pump, Sump Pump and Bilge Pump Guide by Mike Sondalini
This ebook gives you a thorough checklist of the important factors to
consider with these pumps, their installation and operation to get a long,
failure-free, low-maintenance pump operating life. It has valuable
information like 'solving problems with sump pump applications', including
a section for each pump type on the particulars of installing a sump pump,
submersible pump and the bilge pump.
We also have another new ebook for your review titled 'Guide
to Refinery Process Technologies Ebook' by Hardeep Hundal and Jeroen
This new title provides an overview of most of the refinery process
technologies employed by refineries around the world. It gives a solid
description of process technology areas such crude distillation,
catalytic cracking, hydrotreating, reforming, etc. and includes
simplified process flow schemes and details on typical operating
This 42 page ebook, caters very well for refinery process, maintenance
and operations staff, chemical engineering students and technical sales
staff of vendors who need an understanding of the business the business
their customers are in. As a traveling sales person, you�ll find this a
�must have in the briefcase� before visiting any refinery.
Last month we added to our product offerings a computer based training
(CBT) CD set titled PLC
Training and Simulation - 2 CD Set. This
month we followed suite by adding to our product list, eight (8) more new
CBTs!! Some of these training CDs have earned high awards from our
industry's leaders! Please review their details by following the links
Troubleshooting Skills Training Series CBT
Motor Controls CBT CD
Planning and Scheduling Training CD
Lubrication Training CD
Safe Work Practices CD
Shutdowns Turnarounds & Outages Training CD
Storerooms Computer Based Training CD
and Bolted Flange Connections CBT CD
Version Electrical Safe Work Practices CD
We would also like to welcome Larry Bush as a new author
to our industry. Larry has been an electrician for 47 years, and in
maintenance management for 22 years. Watch our site for new Ebook
titles to be released by Larry Bush
Also be sure and read his article
Industrial Troubleshooting - by Larry Bush
An article on electrical
industrial troubleshooting with sections on industrial motor control and
programmable logic controller. Covers problem solving with motor test and
short circuit training.
Also be sure and check out
Lary's new ebook "Maintenance
Policy and Procedures Manual" !!
Perspective CMMS Launch Free, "Ask an
Expert" Consultancy Service.
Perspective CMMS, the independent CMMS consultancy based in the UK have
just announced the introduction of their own "Ask an Expert"
This allows anyone to contact them using the form on their website
Bryan Weir, their principal consultant said, "I had been acting as
resident expert on CMMS on other sites when I realised that charity
begins at home. To be honest the fact that we did not provide this
service in the past was an omission that has now been corrected. Visitors
to our website can now get basic CMMS consultancy free. All they have to
do is complete the "Ask an Expert" form and submit it to us. We
a look at their question and get back to them with their reply, no charge
and no obligation."
The Perspective CMMS website is well known in the maintenance community
for providing valuable, free services to clients who need CMMS systems.
This is the latest tool in their free toolbox. For further information
check out the link to the website or contact them via email@example.com."
Outsourcing pro and cons - Contract Maintenance or not?
This month we have a well written article on HR outsourcing pro and cons as it relates to maintenance contracts.
The article was graciously donated by Torbjorn Idhammar is president of IDCON,
a reliability and maintenance management consulting firm.
Some of the reason for outsourcing identified by Mr. Idhammar is variability in workload, temporary scheduled increase in
workload, core business philosophy and lack of skills. Mr. Idhammar then
gives us valuable advice when outsourcing in areas of incentive for the contractor to continuously perform
better, equipment reliability and long term contracts.
I recommend you read Mr. Idhammar's article in our article section of
this website. Contract Maintenance or not?
ALSO PLEASE SEE OUR 'HR
EXTRA' AREA IN THIS MONTHS NEWSLETTER ONLY !!
The World Wide Web:
With regard to several recent press reports on the accidental release
of hazardous or toxic chemical or gas clouds into the atmosphere, it
should be noted that software is available to analyse and prevent these
situations. BREEZE HAZ software includes several air dispersion models, as
well as fire/explosion models. This provides for real time emergency
response, HAZOP planning, Quantitative Risk Assessments (QRA's), and
Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA's)etc, in line with regulatory
requirements. For a description of BREEZE products, as well as for
downloadable trial software, go to: http://www.chempute.com/breeze.htm
A technical paper covering the Characterization of Accidental Chemical
Releases can be downloaded from: http://demos.chempute.com/anonftp/pub/chemicalrelease.pdf
Now Blacoh offers a free demonstration CD detailing their extensive
line of products designed specifically to improve pump and instrumentation
performance throughout your entire process system. http://www.blacoh.com/
Hi, Don Fitchett here. First of all I would like to let you know below
is not a paid advertisement. Even though it may appear so. :>)
I have traveled to many facilities over the years and ask most of
What kind of Kaizen program does your facility have?
The reply I receive the most is 'what is Kaizen?'. It
never ceases to amaze me of how many do not know of a program that has
such a high success history, takes little investment and provides such a
great return on ones investment. So when I received the ad below from a
group I subscribe to called NWLEAN,
I just had to let our readers know.
(By the way, NWLEAN
is another great learning resource which you can join the group by
clicking on the link.)
I recommend you Visit www.gemba.com/Lean_Learning_Lab.htm and attend one of their workshops
if you get the chance. At least visit their great website and learn how
your company can profit from implementing a Kaizen program of your own.
The Human Side of Lean
The Idea Generator - Quick and Easy Kaizen
Imagine getting 100 to 1 payback on your investment! Add real improvement
power to your Six Sigma and Lean Efforts. This powerful one-day workshop
is your answer!
Seattle, WA, May 10
Norman Bodek introduced to America the Kaizen blitz, SMED, poka-yoke, TPM,
QFD, Hoshin Kanri, and other Japanese business techniques. He now wants to
introduce you to the real power behind these techniques. It's challenging
and empowering all of your employees to solve the hundreds of small
problems they face everyday at work. Instead of always telling your
workers what to do, you now ask them to identify the problems, come up
with their own solutions and implement those ideas themselves. You ask
your employees to make their work easier and more interesting while at the
same time reduce costs, improve safety, improve quality, improve customer
service and also improve the process. Norman's latest book, co-authored
with B. Tozawa, is The Idea Generator- Quick and Easy Kaizen.
The average employee in Japan implements two creative ideas per month.
Dana Corp. and Technicolor Corp. both do this in America. The result is
millions of dollars in savings. In fact, you can plan to save $3,000 per
year per employee in savings. That is what is happening at Matsushia
Electric (Panasonic). In Japan, the "quick and easy kaizen"
concept is booming. You can expect the same explosion to take place in the
United States - and soon!
Best regards and thanks for being a subscriber to this
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