December 2010

Special Report: Plant Design and Engineering

Operator-driven reliability: Training and implementation

Follow these guidelines to help execute the process

Hanlon, T., McDougal, T., PeopleSoft, Inc.

The benefits of operator-driven reliability programs have been well documented. The operations personnel at a facility are with the equipment 24/7. It seems logical that they are an untapped resource for improving facility economics. At the same time, there are a lot of failed reliability programs out there. How can you make yours successful? Operator-driven reliability defined. We all have something in mind when the term operator-driven reliability (ODR) is used. For this purpose, ODR is the process that augments operator’s traditional duties with monitoring, analysis and care activities to improve plant reliability. It is important to note that ODR is a critical component of an overa

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