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Machinery Lubrication March April 2018

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A well-constructed inspection plan enhances the likelihood and magnitude of successful and sustained deployment. The discussion that follows is more about codifying the structure of an inspection plan, including the tasks and main features that should be incorporated when writing a plan. Modern reliability and asset management programs expect documented, procedure-based work plans. is reduces the risk of variability, uncertainty and drift over time. e plan is best if it is consensus-based and continually improved. Before considering the input of stake- holders in writing the inspection plan, first get everyone on the same page through training or self-study on the fundamental elements of Inspection 2.0. Consensus-based inspection plans tap into the knowledge and experience of skilled prac- titioners, old-timers and others with valuable craft skills. is provides a helpful foundation related to the machine's operating conditions, critical inspection points, reliability history and known failure modes. It also establishes buy-in or ownership among operators, mechanics, tech- nicians and other stakeholders who will be asked to both execute and respond to the plan. Furthermore, a well-constructed inspection plan communicates the importance of effort and purpose. It documents that Inspection 2.0 differentiates considerably from the conven- tional inspection practices of the past and that these differences are necessary to achieve the optimized level of machine reliability established by the asset owner. When writing your inspection plan, consider the following topics: Multiple Disciplines For many (but not all) organizations, inspec- tions should be cross-disciplinary. ey should include lubrication, mechanical maintenance, electrical, safety and operational inspections. It makes little sense to conduct one survey for lubrication followed by a similar survey for elec- trical systems on the same machine. 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