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  1. Hi Bill,

    Enjoy the new site and blog – love the images (I read that magazine in the Army in the late 70’s myself) – You’re advice is spot on. Listen and act on what you hear, the folks running the equipment really do know it better than anyone ‘upstairs’. And share the credit with them for any improvements.



    05/29/2012 at 22:33

    • bbarto

      Thanks for the feedback. I won’t make you feel bad and tell you what I was doing in the late 70’s ;). I like the idea of sharing the credit. Reliability Engineering is no place for selfishness.

      05/29/2012 at 22:57

  2. Bill, it’s interesting to see a 1951 reference to abusing equipment. It touches on the classic conflict between operations and maintenance persons. The uninformed operator runs equipment past its design capacity to make up earlier production losses. He/She then complains that the equipment is either a piece of junk, or not properly maintained because it should handle the production rate.

    I look forward to seeing your blog take off.

    05/30/2012 at 16:43

    • bbarto

      That’s a great angle, Tom. I didn’t even think about the operations aspect. Thanks for the great insight.

      05/30/2012 at 20:51

  3. Bill,

    Congratulations, this blog is great!!! I am looking forward in reading your posts…I think it’s time to get together for lunch someday…Give me a call..


    07/19/2012 at 23:00

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