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These are the official blogs about CalemEAM.

How to Report Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF)


Mean time between failures (MTBF) is the average time between system breakdowns. MTBF is a crucial maintenance metric to measure performance, safety, and equipment design, especially for critical or complex assets, like generators or airplanes. It is also used to determine the reliability of an asset. Calem calculates the mean time between failure ...
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How to Delete Meters


An asset or location can have meters in Calem. Meter readings may be used to drive preventive maintenance, or for condition monitoring.  Deleting meters may be accomplished by removing its references including:  Meter readings PM scheduling and Work Orders Meter Sets 1. Meter Readings The first step is to remove all the meter readings. Me...
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How to Manage Asset Relationship in Calem


Asset relation represents the dependencies between assets. It can be used for impact analysis when changes and maintenance are performed. The following is a sample asset relationship diagram. The asset diagram starts at the asset of interest The related assets are shown to the right in a tree-like view. Click ">>" to drill down to an ass...
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How to Use Floor Plans in Calem


Floor plans are drawings or images. They can be used as maps in Calem. For example, work orders are shown as markers and clusters of markers in an indoor business floor plan below. This blog discusses steps to use images as maps in Calem. The feature is available in Calem release R20d in August 2020.   1. Map Setup for Floor Plan The firs...
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Asset Node Customization in Asset Tree


Asset nodes in Calem asset tree is shown as Asset number and its note field as shown in the screenshot below. This blog discusses the customization of the asset node in the asset tree. 1. Fields of Asset Node The first step is to make sure that the fields used in asset node are included in the following configuration. For instance, one needs to use...
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How to Clone an Asset


Asset clone has been added in Calem release R20 in February 2020. You may use this feature to add an exact asset added previously. The cloning process uses the current asset's information to create the new asset including asset attributes, attachments and spare parts. The function can be launched from asset screen: Asset | Asset List | select an as...
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How to Report Asset Part Usage


The asset part usage report is available in the coming release R2020 of Calem Enterprise. The report is based on  inventory checkout transactions: Checkout to work order assets Checkout to assets directly Parts returned from the checkout transactions are excluded The menu path is: Asset | Report | Asset Part Usage. If the menu does n...
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How to Set up Linear Asset in Calem


Linear Asset function is available in the coming release R2019e.   Linear assets are different from point assets. A linear asset has a significant length and its attributes may vary along the track of the length. Sample linear assets include roads, pipelines, or powerlines. Asset performance and maintenance activities need to identif...
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How to Set Up Map Views in Calem


Map views are available in the coming release of Calem Enterprise R2019e. A map view can be launched from a list view of location, assets or work orders. The filter applied in a list views is carried over to the map view so pre-defined or dynamic filters can be applied for visualization in map views. 1. Locat...
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How to Perform Asset Replacement in Work Order


​Replacing an asset at fault with a working asset is one of the work order processes supported by Calem. I will cover the steps necessary to set up assets for replacement. Step 1. Categorization Asset categorization is used to identify assets of the same functionality. For instance, a pump is an asset categorization. Calem requires that an ass...
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How to Perform Work Orders by Asset Barcode Scan



Performing work orders by scanning asset is available in the coming R2019c in September 2019. This productivity feature allows a technician to scan an asset in the field, perform work orders for the asset, or view other information relating to the asset.  Feature Summary: Scan an asset from an iOS or Android device. The menu is "WO by Asset Sc...
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When to use Asset Item in Calem


​An asset item represents a group of identical assets. It can be the manufacturer catalog number or part number for an equipment. In cases the catalog or part numbers are not available one may define it by the make and model of an equipment. The advantages of asset item include: The asset item number allows one to manage an asset as inventory....
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How to Use Q-R Code with Calem


Q-R codea are two-dimentional barcodes and can be used just like stardard (one-dimentional) barcodes. Here are the steps to use Q-R codes with Calem. Step 1. Print Q-R Codes and Attach to Assets or Inventory Parts This step is done with your barcode printers supporting Q-R codes. For instance, to use Q-R codes with assets in Calem, use Ca...
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How to Manage Asset Deployment in Calem


In the coming release of Calem Enterprise R2019b inventory checkout transactions have been extended to include checkout to a location or a project directly. Prior to R2019b checking to a location is done by checking out to a work order. The process to deploy an asset is: Receive an asset to inventory from a vendor Menu path: Inventor...
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How to Customize Asset Forms with Class (Categorization)


​Class (previously Categorization) allows one to group objects in Calem based on their category hierarchy. It also provides features including attributes and view customization. This blog discusses the view customization based on class. Asset object is used here as an example. The concept is applicable to other objects such as location. 1...
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How to Handle Multiple Assets and Locations in a Change


​A change request (or a MOC - management of change) can be created for an asset or a location. If the same change is required for many assets or locations, Calem allows you to create a single change request for them.  This feature simplifies change management for multiple assets or locations. Here are the steps. Step 1. Create a...
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How to Track Critical Assets and Downtime


​When failed unexpectedly critical assets may cause production going down, safety and/or environmental impacts, etc. Calem provides the following processes for you to track critical assets and their downtime. 1. Identify Critical Assets The first step is to identify critical assets in Calem. Set an asset's criticality to indicate critical...
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How to Search Inventory by Serial Numbers


​Assets in Calem can have manufacturer serial numbers. They can be managed individually in inventory by serial numbers and asset tags. This blog explores ways you can search for an asset in inventory by serial numbers. Option 1. Asset List Search The first option is to search the asset list by serial numbers. ​Menu: Asset module | Asset List R...
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How to Track Location and Asset Changes by Work Orders


Calem allows organizations to empower technicians to modify assets and locations in the field through work orders. There are advantages modifying locations and assets from work orders. Technicians in the field have more accurate information about a location or an asset. In the case of Calem locations as configuration elements (CE), the configu...
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How to Implement Geolocation in Calem


A geolocation includes latitude and longitude for identifying an exact position in a map. It can be used to answer questions about assets and work orders in Calem including:  ​Where are work orders created by technicians in the field? Where are the comments added to work orders? Where are assets located? ...
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