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By: Bluefield AMS
By: Matthew Grant
By: Leon Best
By: Jason Crouch
By: Leon Best
By: Gerard Wood
By: Leon Best
Bluefield has recently participated in maintenance strategy development and i...
By: Leon Best and Peter Lee Over the years in Bluefield, we have seen and bee...
By: Dan Grimsey
By: Leon Best
By: Tom Houston Doesn’t a good maintainer already know most of what maintenan...
Bluefield AMS is pleased to announce the launch of our new Effective Maintena...
Bluefield is excited to be supporting the development of the next generation ...
By: Matthew Grant In Part One of this series, we talked about the first five ...
By: Matthew Grant We recently published an article on how we’ve revised our a...
By: Matthew Grant Every Friday, Bluefield has a Weekly Lessons Learned meetin...
Bluefield AMS is thrilled to announce the launch of our online learning platf...
We recently released an article describing how our Bluefield Transformation p...
Bluefield is often engaged by clients to help them with their maintenance exe...
This week, Bluefield launched webRE, our first free remote reliability suppor...
Bluefield was engaged by a mining customer where the brief was to assist with...
By: Peter Lee
By: Gerard Wood
Recently a client contacted Bluefield for assistance with functional safety m...
No matter how hard we work, and how effective our asset management practices ...
By: Peter Yates
By: Leon Best
In the current environment, holding training courses is obviously a lot more ...
One of the most common areas that Bluefield is asked to assist clients with i...
Author: Gerard Wood
Author: Geoff Smith, Principal Asset Management Specialist - Rail
As part of our new relationship with Kepner-Tregoe, Bluefield is publishing s...
Bluefield and Kepner-Tregoe have been working together for several months sin...
As part of our new relationship with Kepner-Tregoe, Bluefield is publishing s...
Author: Wade Konotopsky
As part of our new relationship with Kepner-Tregoe, Bluefield is publishing s...
Of all the projects Bluefield gets involved in, one of the most common is hel...
Author: Jason Crouch
As part of our new relationship with Kepner-Tregoe, Bluefield is publishing s...
Bluefield believes in challenging ourselves to get more from your assets.  
Prolonging Wheelset Life by Reducing Flange Wear
On almost every site Bluefield visits, there’s a desire to improve their work...
Author: Matthew Grant
Moving into a supervisory role for the first time is always tough.  No matter...
Author: Chase Bruning
As part of our new relationship with Kepner-Tregoe, Bluefield is publishing s...
Bluefield’s mission is to help our clients get more from assets through simpl...
As part of our new relationship with Kepner-Tregoe, Bluefield is publishing s...
By: Josh Lorraway
As part of our new relationship with Kepner-Tregoe, Bluefield is publishing s...
We’ve been sharing a lot of content recently about our partnership with Kepne...
A couple of months ago, I completed the Kepner-Tregoe Project Management Work...
As we’ve shown previously , Bluefield is running regular “Lunch and Learn” se...
As part of our new relationship with Kepner-Tregoe, Bluefield is publishing s...
At Bluefield, we have the opportunity to work across a variety of asset class...
As part of our new relationship with Kepner-Tregoe, Bluefield is publishing s...
Bluefield AMS is pleased to announce our strategic partnership with Kepner-Tr...
Shutdowns are one of the biggest sources of pain and stress for companies in ...
At Bluefield, one of our most common projects is helping clients design or im...
A common project completed by Bluefield is the development of Equipment Lifec...
  As part of our series on Embracing the New Normal, we’ve been exploring how...
    We’ve recently begun a series on “Embracing the New Normal.”  A big part ...
  As part of our series on Embracing the New Normal, we’ve been exploring how...
  As part of our series on Embracing the New Normal, we’ve been exploring how...
In the current circumstances, everyone is re-defining how their work is perfo...
  One of the most common studies we do at Bluefield is reviewing workshop bay...
Bluefield was recently engaged by a global coal mining company to produce a S...
At Bluefield, we believe that the pre-start meeting is one of the most import...
  Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) and Failure Mode, Effect and Criti...
Author: Keem Semmler
There are two distinct elements common to all servicing strategies: Service I...
Author: Colin Sheldon
Author: Colin Sheldon
Author: Colin Sheldon
Author: Colin Sheldon
Profits, revenues and dollars shouldn't be the only way businesses measure su...
Is it really worth standardising asset management strategies and plans across...
There are far too many horror stories of CMMS implementations gone bad.  How ...
The question “Why?” has been asked by every single person regardless of age, ...
One of our mechanical engineers shares his experience working on the tools in...
Why aren’t we treating critical maintenance controls in the same way as criti...
It frustrates planners and maintainers alike, affects maintenance KPIs and st...
Preventing hand injuries is about much more than just wearing gloves.
Transformers are vital for asset integrity: A guide on what to consider and t...
What advice would you give to those seeking to introduce new technologies int...
Poor preservation of critical spares can have a costly business impact, inclu...
What are the signs and indicators that a site has its assets under control? 
Bluefield regularly undertakes asset inspections and asset integrity assessme...
Bluefield brought our asset experience together in collaboration with data sp...
Too often the operational readiness work for mobile plant that’s the same as ...
Put the right amount of focus and resources into operational readiness in the...
Download a simple tool to estimate your workshop bay requirements. 
Bluefield’s practical approach to maintenance adds value to the FMEA process ...
Intrinsic Safety is the one protection type that is the most misunderstood. 
Businesses can save so much time and money by simply asking the right person ...
Does any part of your site contain any portions that could be considered Haza...
The quality of maintenance that is applied to an asset has a great effect on ...
Project kick-off meetings save time and money.  
Once a week, the Bluefield team gets together to discuss the lessons we’ve le...
Bluefield recently published articles about Operational Readiness, the import...
A 700 tonne per hour ore beneficiation plant saves $70,000 per annum in greas...
What are the biggest problems with how sites set up and use their CMMS? 
What is the one thing that sites could do to improve their project management...
At the completion of any project it is always good practice to capture learni...
What are the most common defects - either technical or management issues - th...
Poor operational readiness destroys more value than almost any other aspect o...
We asked some of our Bluefield team members about their first experience as a...
Don’t stop your RCA half-way through.  Turbo-charge your learning.
What is the biggest challenge that prevents mining companies from implementin...
Sometimes, the evidence confronts you with a reality that is completely diffe...
We asked seven seasoned maintenance managers about their experience and list ...
In some cases, indirect causes are obvious, and you can be thorough without d...
We asked seven seasoned maintenance managers how to be a good maintenance man...
Don’t over-complicate your RCA – there’s only so many causes for failures.
An example of why retaining and analysing failed parts is essential to gettin...
We asked seven seasoned maintenance managers about their experience and what ...
Get maximum value from your defect elimination program by sticking to the fac...
How missing the importance of the strategy execution almost created months of...
Don’t waste your reliability engineer’s time on pointlessly complicated RCA’s...
Have you done all the work to collect condition monitoring data from your ass...
How to simplify your RCA effort for maximum results.
Are you giving your maintainers the information and resources they need to do...
How do you quickly check maintenance effectiveness and machine condition? How...
We’ve already noticed the labour market tightening again in the mining indust...
Having trouble getting your improvement ideas agreed to in your business? May...
A topic of much debate, both inside Bluefield and across the mining industry ...
With prices recovering and the mining industry starting to pick up again, man...
In recent years, we’ve seen some devastating asset failures in the mining ind...
In our project/shutdown readiness checklist we listed the keys to success as ...
By Colin Sheldon
Introduction 
We recently completed a project for a mining client where the brief was to re...
The Bluefield AMS materials management assessment process provides maintenanc...
So much effort is focused on the work management process and quality executio...
By Matt McLeod 
By Matt McLeod 
By Matt McLeod 
Is your work order data helping your reliability engineers take action? If yo...
At a recent site engagement, I had the opportunity to test a new cloud softwa...
Mobile equipment fires remain a major hazard in the mining industry.  Bluefie...
When engaged by a client to review their maintenance data, a common finding i...
If you ask anyone on site to show you their asset management plan (AMP) for a...
Emma Dalton joined Bluefield as a graduate engineer in 2018, having previousl...
 
We have done a significant amount of work through our Bluefield Transformatio...
The interface between rollingstock wheels and the track railhead is central i...
When breakdown maintenance gets out of control, proactive maintenance managem...
Bluefield is excited to announce our new Perth office, based at 200 Adelaide ...
Estimating maintenance labour resources
I recently did a 12 month follow up review with a client for whom we had comp...
Colin Sheldon is an Asset Management Specialist at Bluefield AMS, providing p...
A simpler way to improve maintenance quality
We have previously written articles on mobile mining equipment fires and how ...
Non enim antea scripta sunt modo vasa in mobili non fit metalla apparatu igne...
Let’s face it. We are all human and we all make mistakes. Mistakes degrade th...
Bluefield recently completed the development of life cycle strategies and det...
At the completion of any project it is always good practice to capture learni...
Speed up Defect Elimination and Reliability Improvement by Keeping Failed Par...
There is no denying the importance of regular and consistent servicing of equ...
It is rare that there will be a perfectly planned job with no room for any im...
Bluefield Reliability Awareness Program (Operation RAP) In response to the ma...
Can maintenance labour and parts cost be reduced? Can major failures be avoi...
On occasions Bluefield visits small sites that are low on processes and syste...
Bluefield has conducted several maintenance execution audits. We continually ...
What are the 5 common mistake when changing components? 1. Treating all compo...
Why do reliability improvement projects often only lead to short term improve...
A friend of mine gave me a lift to the airport the other day. We'd worked tog...
One of our specialists recently returned from a site in a third world country...
Over the years there have been many fires on mobile mining equipment. In fact...
Over the past 15 years, Reliability Engineers have become common place in man...
Bluefield was investigating premature failures on D11 dozer track master link...
Over many years, Bluefield Asset Management Specialists (Bluefield), have rev...
On several sites, Bluefield has seen pendant rope equaliser pins, walking out...
In these very competitive times we need to question the value of every dollar...
Maintaining the integrity of electrical equipment in a reliable manner is a t...
In tough times, companies sometimes do not spend money on surface protection ...
Bluefield recently managed a 4100XPC AC shovel shutdown. This shovel was crit...
Over the past few years, countless Bluefield clients have told us the similar...
Managing the maintenance budget can be time-consuming for the Maintenance Man...
Current technological advancements, that allow real-time monitoring of mobile...
In a competitive climate, disruptions to a business’ productivity can prove c...
Managing equipment defects in a proactive manner is essential to get the best...
Bluefield AMS has been actively working in Papa New Guinea (PNG) since 2012, ...
Introduction Bluefield has completed many reviews on the effectiveness of con...
Bluefield has developed life cycle management plans for many makes and models...
Bluefield is often asked to assist companies to turn around the performance o...
The physical work at the sharp end of Asset Management is every bit as import...
Are you managing your fuel quality? I had an interesting discussion with a fr...
Lifecycle Cost Management and Capital Efficiency It’s a challenging time in m...
I recently read a post about ISO55000 as an image. The image was very insight...
Improving Maintenance Labour Productivity With the mining industry pushing ha...
I was recently talking to a maintenance manager who had left a large mining c...
The only time we have control of a shutdown is during the planning phase! Man...
Effectively resolving a problem entails more than just identifying problems a...
After being a part of mine operation and asset management in Australia for ma...
Nowadays, many people would agree that you simply need a college degree to be...
There's little argument that, after a number of boom years in many places aro...
Life Cycle Cost Model
With above rail maintenance costs accounting for at least 40% of a rail opera...
With above rail maintenance costs accounting for at least 40% of a rail opera...
Bluefield Transport was engaged by an above rail operator and asset owner to ...
Bluefield produce whole of life cycle costing models for our clients across m...
With above rail maintenance costs accounting for at least 40% of a rail opera...
Our client, PanAust, is an operator of two very efficient metals mines in Lao...
When prices for commodities come under pressure so do the margins of operator...
Oil sampling and analysis as a condition monitoring program has been around f...
Over the years it has become common practice to discard failed parts without ...
Many businesses want to improve their maintenance performance but are unsure ...
It is quite common in mining and resource industries to include a reliability...
One of the greatest mistakes that are often made when companies are developin...
Our client, the owner of a fleet of 789 trucks, asked Bluefield to provide a ...
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