Tired of Fighting Shaft Alignment? Fix angular soft foot first!

We have all been there… Late at night, trying to figure out why this quick alignment job has taken 20 moves and many hours longer than it was supposed to. After a couple of unexpected results during the alignment job the doubts start to creep in, is the laser ok? is the base ok? whyContinue reading “Tired of Fighting Shaft Alignment? Fix angular soft foot first!”

How is your Reliability Health right Now?

Wondering how your Reliability Health is right now from a practical sense? We all have a plenty of metrics and KPI’s that measure our performance but how is your Reliability at the grass roots level? Do you need to know which areas to focus on? Take Reliability Solutions’ FREE Reliability Wellness Check-up here rs-digital.net/survey and find outContinue reading “How is your Reliability Health right Now?”

Reliability Solutions Launches a New Service

Need help Now? Can’t access traditional help channels due to travel restrictions?  Reliability Help Desk brings the experienced instructors and training you already know and trust directly to you to help solve reliability problems. Wether you pay as you go or subscribe to the service, we are available to help you solve your reliability issues atContinue reading “Reliability Solutions Launches a New Service”

What does Heisenberg have to do with a Wiggy tester?

One outcome of Heisenburg’s uncertainty principle is, that in quantum mechanics anyway, the act of making an observation can affect the very thing you are trying to observe. Of course at the equipment level, testing does not usually affect performance unless you happen to be using a low impedance voltage tester often referred to as a WiggyContinue reading “What does Heisenberg have to do with a Wiggy tester?”

How do we make sure that we are using the correct O ring?

Using the incorrect o ring material for an application will inevitably lead to premature failure and leaks. Typically OEM supplied O rings will be correct but what about the O rings we get from O ring kits and off the shelf suppliers? Before installing these orings we should check the material is correct. Here isContinue reading “How do we make sure that we are using the correct O ring?”

No Gauges…No Problem

The best way to determine if an oil filter needs cleaning will always be the differential pressure across it. But what if the gauges are non operational or even missing? We can certainly try Infra Red but that can be an issue if the operating temperature is close to ambient or we have emissivity issues.Continue reading “No Gauges…No Problem”

Reliable Manufacturing® On-Demand

Reliable Manufacturing® On Demand is an intuitive easy to use, web based coaching system that is designed to provide the practical knowledge and knowhow that is vital to implementing Reliable Manufacturing® . With a design based on our decades of practical experience in Reliable Manufacturing® and training development, its modular approach permits the user to easilyContinue reading “Reliable Manufacturing® On-Demand”


Bits of Information Task-Specific (BITS) micro-learning videos are designed for operators, maintenance personnel, and all who perform reliability tasks. Each BIT provides performance support for specific tasks. This focus on specific skills ensures that jobs get done right the first time. Every BIT is just one-to-two minutes long but provides the needed instruction, on-demand. TheseContinue reading “B.I.T.S”

Precision Maintenance® Sidekick

When Precision Maintenance® is a difficult option you need a reliable SideKickTM. You already know the value of Precision Maintenance® – the power savings, the equipment longevity, the increased productivity – but without informed maintenance technicians, this essential activity may remain just out of reach. Now, Reliability Solutions puts Precision Maintenance® literally at the fingertipsContinue reading “Precision Maintenance® Sidekick”

What is BEP and why is it important?

A common cause of failure on centrifugal pumps is operating too far away from best efficiency point (BEP) during normal operation. This can lead shortened life caused by cavitation or recirculation. These problems can cause  erosion and damage to impeller and casing, premature failure of the bearings (especially the thrust bearings), seal or packing failures,Continue reading “What is BEP and why is it important?”

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