You are being audited! A Condition Monitoring Technology and Methods Audit.

August 29, 2013

We all become instantly nervous when we get some type of notification from the IRS. Are we about to be audited? This is almost never a pleasurable experience to be looked forward to. A Condition Monitoring (CM) technology and methods audit,  on the other hand,  can be very valuable. Have you considered having an outside […]






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Mounting Shaft Alignment Brackets “The Golden Rule”

August 27, 2013

The most important thing that can be said about securely mounting bracketing is this: Whatever you attach the bracket to MUST be rigid to the shaft when you are not attaching to the shaft itself. When the bracket is secured and the laser/emitter is attached to it,  rotating the shaft causes the bracket to rotate […]






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Level of Awareness Training (LOA)

August 22, 2013

Are others in your plant or corporation aware of the capabilities of the Condition Monitoring (CM) technology you utilize and all that you do with it? It is critical that management,  maintenance employees and production employees are aware of what you do and the value CM technologies provide. This will make them much more responsive […]






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Behind the Scenes of Planned Outages

August 20, 2013

When a facility goes into a planned outage,  many events needed to happen before the company gets to this point. The following are some interesting facts and activities a plant will undergo before an outage: • Planning for a major outage begins when the previous outage is completed. • Planning and scheduling play a major role. Prioritizing […]






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Save Some Time: Laser Align!

August 15, 2013

I recently conducted a training at a chemical plant. During a conversation with the supervisor,  he mentioned how impressed he was with how much money the ROTALIGN ULTRA laser shaft alignment tool had saved him. They had an upcoming outage and a three-coupling machine train alignment scheduled for the back end of that outage. They […]






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