Takata airbag recall causes Japan to reconsider maintenance practices

34 Million Vehicles RecalledEarlier this week, Takata announced their plans to boost production of parts needed to replace the air bag inflators that could potentially spray metal shards on passengers. Takata has doubled its recall to 34 million vehicles that have been affected by this problem, making this the largest automotive recall in U.S. history. Investigators are still [...]

California Oil Spill – 10 ways Preventive Maintenance Can Help

21,000 gallons spilledPreventative (1)Yesterday afternoon, locals noticed something different in the air, and it wasn't the salty aroma they were used to along the California coastline - it was oil. A ruptured pipeline near Santa Barbara leaked an estimated 21,000 gallons of crude oil in the Pacific Ocean that spread four miles and 50 yards deep into the [...]

Tesla Solar Battery and the Impact on Facilities

iStock_000046395830_SmallElon Musk, CEO of Tesla, stated in last weeks revealing of their new line of electric storage batteries, that we have this handy fusion reactor in the sky, called the sun...that produces ridiculous amounts of power everyday, and his point is why aren't more people capitalizing on this? Well, he is. His announcement of the [...]

HoloLens: Fantasy, Reality, and Future of Maintenance

Microsoft-Menlo ParkNo wires. No separate computer. A world of fantasy and reality combined into a small pair of goggles that allows you to interact with 3-D objects right in front of you. The HoloLens is considered theworld's brightest, highest-quality projector, except that it's projecting onto your eyes instead of a wall. There is currently no lag [...]

Escape the Volcanic Ash by Revamping Preventative Maintenance

iStock_000013966246_FullDormant for more than 40 years, Chile's Calbuco Volcano has now erupted three times within the last two weeks. Calbuco is known to be one of the top three most dangerous among Chile's 90 active volcanos. Over 200 million tons of ash covered several living areas causing over 6,500 people to be evacuated from their [...]