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Machinery Lubrication March April 2017

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Page 53 of 88 | March - April 2017 | 49 asset management system should be moni- tored, measured, analyzed, evaluated and auditable. Top management should review the asset management system for suitability, adequacy and effectiveness. Improvement — Non-conformities or inci- dents related to the assets, asset management or asset management system must be documented and evaluated, and corrective action taken. Asset management and the asset management system should be continually improved. The table on page 48 illustrates how some lubrication practices correlate with the general asset management requirements of ISO 55000. With proper interpretation of the standard, a lubrication strategy can be aligned to fulfill these guidelines. It is important to note that there are other ways to fulfill the specific ISO standard requirements, so different approaches than those described may be accepted during the certification process. Final Thoughts ISO 55000 not only applies to production facilities, but it can also be implemented for different asset types in diverse organiza- tions, such as airports, hospitals, offices, etc. It is a good idea to familiarize yourself with these standards, which can be viewed on the ISO or American National Standards Institute (ANSI) website. For some, ISO 55000 may sound too difficult to achieve, but it can provide an excellent benchmark for goal setting or starting your journey toward improved reliability, especially if your organization wants to be competitive and pursue certification. As you gain a better understanding of ISO 55000, you will realize the value it offers in implementing a proper asset manage- ment system as well as a world-class lubrication strategy that can help you reach your goals. References BSI Standards Publication. BS ISO 55000 Series. Asset Management BS ISO 55000:2014, BS ISO 55001:2014 and BS ISO 55002:2014. Fitch, J.C. (2016). "Will ISO 55000 Change the Defi- nition of Lubrication Excellence?" Machinery Lubrication, Vol. 16, Issue 3. Cooperleaf White Paper. (2016). "A Best Prac- tice of ISO 55000: Asset Investment Planning and Management." About the Author Alejandro Meza is a senior technical consultant with Noria Corporation. He has more than 20 years of experi- ence in the lubricant industry, technical services, quality assurance, training, consulting and development in the United States, Brazil, Mexico and the Americas region. Contact Alejandro at to learn how Noria can help you implement a lubrication strategy that aligns with ISO 55000.

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