Month: September 2017

The 3 R’s of Safety and Reliability

RUN, REPAIR, or REPLACE? The presence of progressive indications in critical components invariably leads to decisions about run, repair, or replacement. Likewise, because a growing number of plants on which the nation relies for its power are nearing or have already exceeded their design lives, the frequency with which these decisions confront plant owners is

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Is your Hindsight 20/20?

Is your hindsight 20/20? Recently I received a disturbing email from a once potential client. His email was laced with regret in his decision to purchase one of my competitor’s software-based solutions for asset and data management.  Why was this particular email so disturbing to me? Shouldn’t I be delighted to hear that the competition

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Corrosion Fatigue in Boiler Tubes

In the early 1980s, the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) identified 22 mechanisms that could result in the failure of a boiler tube. One of those mechanisms involved corrosion fatigue. At that time, this mechanism was not well understood. Moreover, there were no permanent solutions to address this mechanism. In 1992, approximately 10 years after

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