Technicians performing maintenance on an offshore wind turbine

Wind Energy and The Case for Mobile Maintenance

We’ve all seen a wind turbine once or twice in our travels. These hulking structures stand in rural fields, on the sides of mountain ranges, or even offshore harnessing natural forms of energy. Wind energy has seen tremendous growth in recent years, with turbines costing less and harvesting more natural energy. Last year turbines produced […]

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Lockout/Tagout and Why It Matters

Lockout/Tagout (LOTO for short) is a critical part of performing safe maintenance operations that greatly reduces safety risks when performing maintenance on equipment. LOTO is a process that aims to help reduce the chance for serious injury or death while performing maintenance on equipment by essentially “locking” equipment into a state where it’s unable to […]

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Mobile Maintenance Technology – What Does It Mean for You?

It’s hard to find someone who doesn’t have a smartphone or tablet. These mobile devices have drastically changed how we’re able to access important information. We can check email, take photos or videos then instantly post them online, surf the web, and much more all from a single device. Tablets are even more versatile, with […]

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Permit To Work – Ensuring a Safe Work Environment

It’s no secret that industrial environments pose many risks. It can be due to high voltage, extreme heat or cold, great heights, or even toxic chemicals. Whatever the case may be, it’s up to each and every organization to ensure that the people working for you are as safe as possible while on the job […]

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Five Reasons Your Maintenance Plan is Failing

Does your maintenance program feel like it’s not performing? If so, it could be due to many reasons. They say that your maintenance plan is 50% process, 50% execution and it’s hard to argue that fact. If you feel like you’re missing something, consider some of these reasons why: Terrible support Vendors are more than […]

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Closing Thoughts on Innovations 2017

As Innovations is coming to a close, we’d like to take a moment to reflect on this amazing experience. We truly hope that all of our attendees learned some new and interesting things while visiting with us this year. We’ve showcased some cool new features and plans for the future, gone hands-on in training sessions […]

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Innovations 2017 is Approaching!

The Innovations conference is right around the corner and we’re putting the finishing touches on all of the wonderful content we have prepared. As a quick reminder, we’re kicking things off with a welcome reception on Sunday, January 15th at 7 PM EST at the California Grill’s Napa Room for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. The […]

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Asset Management for Power Plants with PowerCHAMPS

Asset management can be tough for industries that provide unique services. Take the nuclear industry, for example. Traditional CMMS and EAM solutions provide a lot of useful functionality, but they don’t do a very good job of things like providing permit to work (PTW) functionality or facilitating ITAAC requirements. These solutions aren’t backed by industry […]

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Better Purchase Management with CHAMPS Purchasing

When people look for ways to improve their maintenance management, most look at areas like inventory management, scheduling, or work orders. These areas are undoubtedly key areas for success in maintenance efforts, but there are other areas that can contribute substantially to your success as well. Purchasing comes to mind when thinking about overlooked areas […]

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Analytics and You: Getting the Most From Your Maintenance Program

You might have heard the term “analytics” used when talking about how to get the most out of your maintenance program. If you’ve got CMMS software already, then you might already be familiar with the concept of analytics but if you aren’t then you’re probably trying to find the best ways to keep everything on […]

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