- Material specifications
- Process parameters
- Standard operating procedures
- Maintenance procedures etc…
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The problem solving issues you have to deal with…
However, as we all know, maintaining performance over time requires constant vigilance and even with such vigilance things go wrong:
- People do not necessarily operate the equipment as they should, assuming of course that standard operating procedures were realistic in the first place..
- Cleaning and/or preventive maintenance operations may be poorly executed.
- When parts are replaced, the new parts may not be quite identical to the original parts and/or may be poorly installed.
- The machine may be operated to the limits of its design specification, or even beyond them!
- The materials that are processed on the equipment may change.
- Design changes may be implemented
- Process parameters such as temperature, pressure, flow rates etc.. may be changed.
- Environmental conditions such as temperature, humidity, dust concentrations….can vary considerably, etc..
More generally, given that the natural evolution of all “closed” systems tends towards higher levels of disorder, even without the sort of “obvious” external events described above, you can expect problems to occur over time, all the more so as our systems and processes become increasingly complex.
Given this, having robust problem solving/root cause analysis skills is critical to maintaining process performance over time.
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