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Old 01-10-2017, 06:48 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by hd13 View Post
just saw a local chem plant do a 180 on maintenance when the maintenance manager position changed hands, they all get pressure from corporate but some are pushovers and will be the scapegoat when something bad happens.
When I was working on a facility that had life safety issues going ignored often they would be caught on random state inspections.
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Old 01-12-2017, 03:56 PM   #22
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In my humble opinion two things totally waste money as personally seen by me on over 10 large industrial jobs:
1) Rework arising from bad workmanship and lack of pride. The workers who generated the rework should be the ones to rework it.
2) Engineered drawing discrepencies. Engineers cut and paste drawings and send them to site where nobody has the time to study the drawings to find something like 2C#10 teck to operate a 3-phase pump and the distance is about 700M from the E-House. And there are 6 feeds that have to be replaced.
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Old 01-12-2017, 07:29 PM   #23
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Biggest waste of of money today is the "safety" industry that really is nothing but liability shifting. They have created procedures for doing every simple task, that if followed to the letter makes it impossible to do your job in a timely, efficient manner.
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Old 01-12-2017, 07:47 PM   #24
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Very very true.
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Old 02-11-2017, 04:31 PM   #25
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Capricious safety inspectors. I'll save you three paragraphs of comparing and contrasting the letter of the law versus the spirit except to say that we spend a lot of time "fixing" things that have either been working safely and flawlessly for years, or "fixing" something that a previous inspector approved. Related to Mitch65's post, but our inspectors are federal.

Design and engineering by people who don't understand the problem they have been tasked to fix, or seem determined to engineer down to cost. It works for a while.....
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