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Author: Rob Kalwarowsky

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A podcast for reliability and maintenance people looking to better themselves both at work and at home!

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On this week's episode, I welcome Kevin Dagenais from Cascadia Scientific to talk about haul truck fuel monitoring.  We discuss the savings available by using that data for mine site optimization, PM timing, operator training and other benefits.  This episode is sponsored by Cascadia Scientific, if you would like to learn more about their platform, go to robsreliability.com/cascadia for a special offer just for Rob's Reliability Project listeners.  As a listener to this show, you'll receive double the consulting credits and a coaching call with me when you sign up for a fuel monitoring engagement with Cascadia Scientific. I'm hoping to outsource some of the editing and administrative work that comes with producing content in 2020 so you will be hearing some advertising on this podcast.  If you're company sells products or services to engaged maintenance & reliability professionals, tell your marketing manager about Rob's Reliability Project.  If you'd like to discuss advertising, please email me at robsreliabilityproject@gmail.com If you haven't yet, check out my website robsreliability.com and sign up for the weekly reliability newsletter with bonus content.  If you like the show, please tell your colleagues about it and follow Rob's Reliability Project on LinkedIn and YouTube. Finally, if there are any topics, guests you'd like to hear from, questions you want answered, or if you'd like to appear on the podcast, email me at robsreliabilityproject@gmail.com Check out Cascasdia Scientific - http://robsreliability.com/cascadia Follow Kevin Dagenais on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/kevin-dagenais-5b43a514/ Follow Rob's Reliability Project on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/robsreliabilityproject/ Follow Rob's Reliability Project on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/robsreliabilityproject/ Music by XTaKeRuX, Song: White Crow is licensed under a Creative Commons 4.0 Attribution License.
On this week's episode, I welcome Stuart Fergusson from Fiix Software to talk about CMMS integration.  We discuss what other software or data sources should be connected and how to get started. I'm hoping to outsource some of the editing and administrative work that comes with producing content in 2020 so you will be hearing some advertising on this podcast.  If you're company sells products or services to engaged maintenance & reliability professionals, tell your marketing manager about Rob's Reliability Project.  If you'd like to discuss advertising, please email me at robsreliabilityproject@gmail.com If you haven't yet, check out my website robsreliability.com and sign up for the weekly reliability newsletter with bonus content.  If you like the show, please tell your colleagues about it and follow Rob's Reliability Project on LinkedIn and YouTube. Finally, if there are any topics, guests you'd like to hear from, questions you want answered, or if you'd like to appear on the podcast, email me at robsreliabilityproject@gmail.com Check out Fiix Software - https://www.fiixsoftware.com/ Follow Stuart Fergusson on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/stuart-fergusson-711ba8165/ Follow Rob's Reliability Project on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/robsreliabilityproject/ Follow Rob's Reliability Project on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/robsreliabilityproject/ Music by XTaKeRuX, Song: White Crow is licensed under a Creative Commons 4.0 Attribution License.
On this week's episode, I welcome Jason Apps to the show.  Jason is the CEO of ARMS Reliability and the author of an article titled, "Driving a Reliability Culture".  We discuss culture, purpose and why reliability engineers are set up to fail. https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/driving-reliability-culture-jason-apps Finally, if there are any topics, guests you'd like to hear from, questions you want answered, or if you'd like to appear on the podcast, email me at robsreliabilityproject@gmail.com Check out Susan Hobson at Elite High Performance Coaching - http://www.elitehighperformance.com/ Check out ARMS Reliability - https://www.armsreliability.com/ Follow Jason Apps on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/jason-apps/ Follow Rob's Reliability Project on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/robsreliabilityproject/ Follow Rob's Reliability Project on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/robsreliabilityproject/ Music by XTaKeRuX, Song: White Crow is licensed under a Creative Commons 4.0 Attribution License.
On this week's episode, I welcome Fred Schenkelberg back to the show.  Fred is the host of the Speaking of Reliability podcast and the owner of AccendoReliability.com.  We talk about why we podcast, why you need to make friends with someone in finance and how to effectively sell reliability within your organization. If you haven't yet, check out my website robsreliability.com and sign up for the weekly reliability newsletter with bonus content.  If you like the show, please tell your colleagues about it and follow Rob's Reliability Project on LinkedIn and YouTube. Finally, if there are any topics, guests you'd like to hear from, questions you want answered, or if you'd like to appear on the podcast, email me at robsreliabilityproject@gmail.com Check out Accendo Reliability - https://accendoreliability.com/ Follow Fred Schenkelberg on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/fmsreliability/ Follow Rob's Reliability Project on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/robsreliabilityproject/ Follow Rob's Reliability Project on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/robsreliabilityproject/ Music by XTaKeRuX, Song: White Crow is licensed under a Creative Commons 4.0 Attribution License.
On this episode, I speak about my struggles with depression, my origin story, chasing happiness versus finding fulfillment and how I hope to inspire you for your 2020.  Happy Holidays!
On this week's episode, I welcome Christine LaFave Grace to the show.  Christine is the managing editor for Plant Services Magazine and the author of the article that we discuss on the show, titled, “Plant Services 2019 Workforce Survey: What have you done for me lately?"  If you'd like to check out that article, I put a link in the podcast notes. If you haven't yet, check out my website robsreliability.com and sign up for the weekly reliability newsletter with bonus content.  If you like the show, please tell your colleagues about it and follow Rob's Reliability Project on LinkedIn and YouTube. Finally, if there are any topics, guests you'd like to hear from, questions you want answered, or if you'd like to appear on the podcast, email me at robsreliabilityproject@gmail.com Link to the article - https://www.plantservices.com/articles/2019/workforce-survey-what-have-you-done-for-me-lately/ Check out Plant Services Magazine - plantservices.com Follow Christine LaFave Grace on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/clgrace/ Follow Rob's Reliability Project on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/robsreliabilityproject/ Follow Rob's Reliability Project on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/robsreliabilityproject/ Music by XTaKeRuX, Song: White Crow is licensed under a Creative Commons 4.0 Attribution License.
On this week's episode, I welcome Tom Moriarty to the show.  Tom is the author of The Productive Leadership System and the president of Alidade MER.  We discuss the skills and processes around productive leadership and how it impacts reliability. If you haven't yet, check out my website robsreliability.com and sign up for the weekly reliability newsletter with bonus content.  If you like the show, please tell your colleagues about it and follow Rob's Reliability Project on LinkedIn and YouTube. Finally, if there are any topics, guests you'd like to hear from, questions you want answered, or if you'd like to appear on the podcast, email me at robsreliabilityproject@gmail.com Check out Alidade MER - https://alidade-mer.com/ Follow Tom Moriarty on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/alidade-mer/ Tom's telephone number - 321-773-3356 Follow Rob's Reliability Project on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/robsreliabilityproject/ Follow Rob's Reliability Project on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/robsreliabilityproject/ Music by XTaKeRuX, Song: White Crow is licensed under a Creative Commons 4.0 Attribution License.
On this week's episode, I welcome Paul Daoust to the show.  Paul is the founder of Scio Asset Management and an organizational asset management expert.  We discuss asset management, why most organizational leaders focus on the short term and why that short term focus results in mediocre performance. If you haven't yet, check out my website robsreliability.com and sign up for the weekly reliability newsletter with bonus content.  If you like the show, please tell your colleagues about it and follow Rob's Reliability Project on LinkedIn and YouTube. Finally, if there are any topics, guests you'd like to hear from, questions you want answered, or if you'd like to appear on the podcast, email me at robsreliabilityproject@gmail.com Check out UpKeep - http://www.robsreliability.com/upkeep/ Follow Paul Daoust on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/paul-daoust-12554b11/ Follow Rob's Reliability Project on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/robsreliabilityproject/ Follow Rob's Reliability Project on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/robsreliabilityproject/ Music by XTaKeRuX, Song: White Crow is licensed under a Creative Commons 4.0 Attribution License.
On this week's episode, I welcome Paul Baker to the show.  Paul is the principal consultant for CRED consulting and electrical reliability expert.  We discuss aging electrical infrastructure, transformers and what condition monitoring needs to be done on electrical equipment. If you haven't yet, check out my website robsreliability.com and sign up for the weekly reliability newsletter with bonus content.  If you like the show, please tell your colleagues about it and follow Rob's Reliability Project on LinkedIn and YouTube. Finally, if there are any topics, guests you'd like to hear from, questions you want answered, or if you'd like to appear on the podcast, email me at robsreliabilityproject@gmail.com Check out UpKeep - http://www.robsreliability.com/upkeep/ Follow Paul Baker on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/paul-baker-mmp/ Follow Rob's Reliability Project on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/robsreliabilityproject/ Follow Rob's Reliability Project on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/robsreliabilityproject/ Music by XTaKeRuX, Song: White Crow is licensed under a Creative Commons 4.0 Attribution License.
On this week's episode, I welcome Doug Waetjen to the show.  Doug is the Vice President of Global Operations for UE Systems.  We discuss steam traps, how they fail and how you can use ultrasound to identify those failures. A few of you have asked me which conferences I'll be attending in 2020.  Right now, I have nothing on the books but I am looking for a few to attend.  That being said, I'm hoping to attend the SMRP conference, Ultrasound World conference and the MainTrain conference.  If there are any others, you'd like me to check out or if you'd like me to speak at your event, please let me know by sending me an email to robsreliabilityproject@gmail.com or send me a message on LinkedIn. If you haven't yet, check out my website robsreliability.com and sign up for the weekly reliability newsletter with bonus content.  If you like the show, please tell your colleagues about it and follow Rob's Reliability Project on LinkedIn and YouTube. Finally, if there are any topics, guests you'd like to hear from, questions you want answered, or if you'd like to appear on the podcast, email me at robsreliabilityproject@gmail.com Check out UpKeep - http://www.robsreliability.com/upkeep/ Follow Doug Waetjen on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/douglas-waetjen-cmrp-497b997/ Follow Rob's Reliability Project on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/robsreliabilityproject/ Follow Rob's Reliability Project on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/robsreliabilityproject/ Music by XTaKeRuX, Song: White Crow is licensed under a Creative Commons 4.0 Attribution License.
On this week's episode, I welcome Gerard Wood back to the show.  Gerard is the author of Simplifying Mining Maintenance and the host of the Bluefield 30 in 30 podcast.  We discuss simplifying reliability, culture change and making sure the basics are done correctly. A few of you have asked me which conferences I'll be attending in 2020.  Right now, I have nothing on the books but I am looking for a few to attend.  That being said, I'm hoping to attend the SMRP conference, Ultrasound World conference and the MainTrain conference.  If there are any others, you'd like me to check out or if you'd like me to speak at your event, please let me know by sending me an email to robsreliabilityproject@gmail.com or send me a message on LinkedIn. If you haven't yet, check out my website robsreliability.com and sign up for the weekly reliability newsletter with bonus content.  If you like the show, please tell your colleagues about it and follow Rob's Reliability Project on LinkedIn and YouTube. Finally, if there are any topics, guests you'd like to hear from, questions you want answered, or if you'd like to appear on the podcast, email me at robsreliabilityproject@gmail.com Check out UpKeep - http://www.robsreliability.com/upkeep/ Follow Gerard Wood on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/gerard-wood-146a3212/ Follow Rob's Reliability Project on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/robsreliabilityproject/ Follow Rob's Reliability Project on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/robsreliabilityproject/ Music by XTaKeRuX, Song: White Crow is licensed under a Creative Commons 4.0 Attribution License.
On this week's episode, I welcome Steve Dobie back to the show.  Steve recently got a new job as a reliability engineer at Teck Resources so we discuss finding a job in reliability.  I give you some statistics that I pulled together from 41 reliability job postings on Indeed.ca  If you'd like a copy of those statistics, send me an email to robsreliabilityproject@gmail.com. A few of you have asked me which conferences I'll be attending in 2020.  Right now, I have nothing on the books but I am looking for a few to attend.  That being said, I'm hoping to attend the SMRP conference, Ultrasound World conference and the MainTrain conference.  If there are any others, you'd like me to check out or if you'd like me to speak at your event, please let me know by sending me an email to robsreliabilityproject@gmail.com or send me a message on LinkedIn. If you haven't yet, check out my website robsreliability.com and sign up for the weekly reliability newsletter with bonus content.  If you like the show, please tell your colleagues about it and follow Rob's Reliability Project on LinkedIn and YouTube. Finally, if there are any topics, guests you'd like to hear from, questions you want answered, or if you'd like to appear on the podcast, email me at robsreliabilityproject@gmail.com Check out UpKeep - http://www.robsreliability.com/upkeep/ Follow Steve Dobie on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/dobiesteven/ Follow Rob's Reliability Project on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/robsreliabilityproject/ Follow Rob's Reliability Project on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/robsreliabilityproject/ Music by XTaKeRuX, Song: White Crow is licensed under a Creative Commons 4.0 Attribution License.
On this week's episode, I welcome Peter Finn to the show.  Peter is the host of the Full Production Podcast and the managing director of Face Contracting.  We discuss the public perceptions, challenges and opportunities and the future of mining. A few of you have asked me which conferences I'll be attending in 2020.  Right now, I have nothing on the books but I am looking for a few to attend.  That being said, I'm hoping to attend the SMRP conference, Ultrasound World conference and the MainTrain conference.  If there are any others, you'd like me to check out or if you'd like me to speak at your event, please let me know by sending me an email to robsreliabilityproject@gmail.com or send me a message on LinkedIn. If you haven't yet, check out my website robsreliability.com and sign up for the weekly reliability newsletter with bonus content.  If you like the show, please tell your colleagues about it and follow Rob's Reliability Project on LinkedIn and YouTube. Finally, if there are any topics, guests you'd like to hear from, questions you want answered, or if you'd like to appear on the podcast, email me at robsreliabilityproject@gmail.com Check out FACE Contracting - https://facecontracting.com.au/ Check out UpKeep - http://www.robsreliability.com/upkeep/ Follow Peter Finn on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/peterfinn85/ Follow Rob's Reliability Project on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/robsreliabilityproject/ Follow Rob's Reliability Project on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/robsreliabilityproject/ Music by XTaKeRuX, Song: White Crow is licensed under a Creative Commons 4.0 Attribution License.
On this week's episode, I welcome Calvin Williams back to the show.  We discuss how WTI Inc boosted their productivity by 97% in 12 weeks using continuous improvement. If you haven't yet, check out my website robsreliability.com and sign up for the weekly reliability newsletter with bonus content.  If you like the show, please tell your colleagues about it and follow Rob's Reliability Project on LinkedIn and YouTube. Finally, if there are any topics, guests you'd like to hear from, questions you want answered, or if you'd like to appear on the podcast, email me at robsreliabilityproject@gmail.com Check out UpKeep - http://www.robsreliability.com/upkeep/ Follow Calvin Williams on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/calvin-l-williams/ Follow Rob's Reliability Project on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/robsreliabilityproject/ Follow Rob's Reliability Project on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/robsreliabilityproject/ Music by Jahzzar Song: Look Inside Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 International License. Music by XTaKeRuX, Song: White Crow is licensed under a Creative Commons 4.0 Attribution License.
On this week's episode, I welcome Joe Kuhn on to the show.  We discuss how to get your plant manager to buy into your reliability initiatives and why pairing data with observation is a great idea. If you haven't yet, check out my website robsreliability.com and sign up for the weekly reliability newsletter with bonus content.  If you like the show, please tell your colleagues about it and follow Rob's Reliability Project on LinkedIn and YouTube. Finally, if there are any topics, guests you'd like to hear from, questions you want answered, or if you'd like to appear on the podcast, email me at robsreliabilityproject@gmail.com Check out UpKeep - http://www.robsreliability.com/upkeep/ Follow Joe Kuhn on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/joe-kuhn-cmrp-73a64520/ Follow Rob's Reliability Project on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/robsreliabilityproject/ Follow Rob's Reliability Project on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/robsreliabilityproject/ Music by Jahzzar Song: Look Inside Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 International License. Music by XTaKeRuX, Song: White Crow is licensed under a Creative Commons 4.0 Attribution License.
This week's episode is a presentation that Rob Kalwarowsky gave at PEMAC's MainTrain conference on September 18th titled, "Why You Need to Talk About Risk".  I want to thank PEMAC for letting me share my thoughts and for collaborating me on the Edmonton Maintenance & Reliability monthly meetups.  To check out PEMAC, go to pemac.org.  If you're in Edmonton and you want to come to the monthly meetup, send me an email to robsreliabilityproject@gmail.com and I will add you to my email list. If you haven't yet, check out my website robsreliability.com and sign up for the weekly reliability newsletter with bonus content.  If you like the show, please tell your colleagues about it and follow Rob's Reliability Project on LinkedIn and YouTube. Finally, if there are any topics, guests you'd like to hear from, questions you want answered, or if you'd like to appear on the podcast, email me at robsreliabilityproject@gmail.com Check out UpKeep - http://www.robsreliability.com/upkeep/ Follow Rob's Reliability Project on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/robsreliabilityproject/ Follow Rob's Reliability Project on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/robsreliabilityproject/
On this week's episode, I welcome on my friend and naturopathic doctor, Liam LaTouche, ND back to the show.  We discuss how to optimize your performance through mindset, physical and emotional health.  Liam recommends a fair amount of books and other resources throughout the show so check the podcast notes for those. Resources mentioned on the podcast: Atomic Habits by James Clear Flow by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz TED Talk - How to Make Stress Your Friend, Kelly McGonigal If you haven't yet, check out my website robsreliability.com and sign up for the weekly reliability newsletter with bonus content.  If you like the show, please tell your colleagues about it and follow Rob's Reliability Project on LinkedIn and YouTube. Finally, if there are any topics, guests you'd like to hear from, questions you want answered, or if you'd like to appear on the podcast, email me at robsreliabilityproject@gmail.com Check out Liam LaTouche Wellness - http://liamlatouche.com/ Check out UpKeep - http://www.robsreliability.com/upkeep/ Follow Liam LaTouche on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/liamlatouche/ Follow Rob's Reliability Project on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/robsreliabilityproject/ Follow Rob's Reliability Project on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/robsreliabilityproject/ Music by Jahzzar Song: Look Inside Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 International License. Music by XTaKeRuX, Song: White Crow is licensed under a Creative Commons 4.0 Attribution License.
Welcome to Rob's Reliability Project, I'm Rob Kalwarowsky.  On this week's episode, I welcome on Sanya Mathura from Strategic Reliability Solutions.  We talk about lubricant degradation mechanisms, oxidation and what oil analysis tests we should be looking at to identify when to change oil. If you haven't yet, check out my website robsreliability.com and sign up for the weekly reliability newsletter with bonus content.  If you like the show, please tell your colleagues about it and follow Rob's Reliability Project on LinkedIn and YouTube. Finally, if there are any topics, guests you'd like to hear from, questions you want answered, or if you'd like to appear on the podcast, email me at robsreliabilityproject@gmail.com If you haven't signed up for my weekly reliability newsletter with extra exclusive content, go to http://robsreliability.com/email-list/ and sign up! Check out UpKeep - http://www.robsreliability.com/upkeep/ Follow Sanya Mathura on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/sanya-mathura-362438129/ Follow Rob's Reliability Project on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/robsreliabilityproject/ Follow Rob's Reliability Project on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/robsreliabilityproject/ Music by Jahzzar Songs: Look Inside and Circles Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 International License.
Welcome to Rob's Reliability Project, I'm Rob Kalwarowsky.  On this week's episode, I welcome on Drew Welch from Resilient Reliability.  We talk about how 39% of plants don't use a CMMS, why people using a paper system should move to a mobile solution and why the excuses companies make to stay with paper aren't justifiable. If you haven't yet, check out my website robsreliability.com and sign up for the weekly reliability newsletter with bonus content.  If you like the show, please tell your colleagues about it and follow Rob's Reliability Project on LinkedIn and YouTube. Finally, if there are any topics, guests you'd like to hear from, questions you want answered, or if you'd like to appear on the podcast, email me at robsreliabilityproject@gmail.com If you haven't signed up for my weekly reliability newsletter with extra exclusive content, go to http://robsreliability.com/email-list/ and sign up! Check out UpKeep - http://www.robsreliability.com/upkeep/ Follow Drew Welch on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/drewwelchpflugerville/ Follow Rob's Reliability Project on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/robsreliabilityproject/ Follow Rob's Reliability Project on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/robsreliabilityproject/ Music by Jahzzar Songs: Look Inside and Circles Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 International License.
Welcome to Rob's Reliability Project, I'm Rob Kalwarowsky.  On this week's episode, I welcome on LaWayne Smith to talk about my new role in asset management, the relationship between asset management and reliability and the parallels between reliability and water polo. If you haven't yet, check out my website robsreliability.com and sign up for the weekly reliability newsletter with bonus content.  If you like the show, please tell your colleagues about it and follow Rob's Reliability Project on LinkedIn and YouTube.    Finally, if there are any topics, guests you'd like to hear from, questions you want answered, or if you'd like to appear on the podcast, email me at robsreliabilityproject@gmail.com  If you haven't signed up for my weekly reliability newsletter with extra exclusive content, go to http://robsreliability.com/email-list/ and sign up! Check out UpKeep - http://www.robsreliability.com/upkeep/ Follow LaWayne Smith on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/lawayne-smith-crl-crcm-7a3b13124/ Follow Rob's Reliability Project on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/robsreliabilityproject/  Follow Rob's Reliability Project on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/robsreliabilityproject/  Music by Jahzzar Songs: Look Inside and Circles Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 International License. 
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Vitor Del Duca

Great podcast...one of the best.. simple and direct.

Sep 24th
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patrick simpson

great one Rob. Thanks to both of you for sharing your knowledge!

Jun 21st
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