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Reliability: The elements of a reliability framework

Reliability frameworks have been documented by organizations such the Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals (SMRP).

Bloch, Heinz P., Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Reliability frameworks have been documented by organizations such the Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals (SMRP). Their stipulated “Five pillars of the SMRP book of knowledge” are best summarized as an overall strategy aimed at achieving reliable plants. There are five pillars, or categories: business and management, manufacturing process reliability, equipment reliability, organization and leadership, and work management. Within each pillar, we see several more detailed listings of specific tasks. To lead to reliability, these tasks must be implemented with experience-based forethought and accuracy. In other words, competent individuals and true craftsmanship are needed t

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