About Daniel Rau

Dan is the principal at "Maintenance Optimization Consulting" (M.O.C), focusing on small to medium sized business that want to economically improve their maintenance function (and save money, improve quality, decrease downtime, etc) by implementing world class maintenance best practices in their facilities. Dan is a certified Maintenance Management Professional (MMP) through the Plant Engineering and Maintenance Association of Canada (PEMAC) and utilizes a "Pareto" approach to identify realistic, cost effective areas for improvement, specializing in tactics that are effective down to the plant floor such as PM Optimization, Basic Care, TPM, Work Order Management Systems and more.
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Run to Failure and Secondary Damage

Many facilities have a practice of running their equipment (or certain elements of their equipment) to failure. Run to failure means just what it says, doing nothing proactive or preventative to keep the machine operating and stopping only when the equipment breaks down. In most instances run to failure is not ideal as its costs [...]

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