Determining Proper Equipment Data Collection Intervals

July 31, 2014

Guest post by Brad Loucks, Mechanical Engineer at Pioneer Engineering In a condition monitoring vibration program, determining the appropriate intervals of data collection is just as important as the data that is being analyzed. Properly scheduled data collection intervals of equipment provides data analyst with a better picture of how equipment is performing over a period […]






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Your equipment is what it eats!

July 29, 2014

Engineering advancements have resulted in many different types and grades of lubricants being available for equipment maintenance. Unfortunately,  the risk of improper selection and mixing of lubricants has increased as well. Mixing different types of lubricants (grease and oil,  etc.) within a machine is one of the most common equipment reliability problems. Doing so can […]






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How your Equipment Generates a Mathematical Model

July 24, 2014

Guest post by Ray DeHerrera,  Mechanical Engineer at Pioneer Engineering Vibration analyst use multiple tools to predict a potential fault in a machine; from transducers to accelerometers,  the toolbox for vibration analysts is continually expanding to allow for more comprehensive and accurate data collection and interpretation. One tool that is absolutely important to the data […]






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Do you have duplicate data in your OMNITREND software database?

July 22, 2014

Have you ever collected data and uploaded the data back into OMNITREND only to realize that you have duplicate data in your database? As a technician,  you are pressed for time and your boss needs that report like yesterday. Every so often, when uploading the data you can get distracted by other people or from […]






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Reliability Improvement – The Next Step after Condition Monitoring

July 17, 2014

Guest post by Mitch Stansloski,  P.E., PhD., Founder and President of Pioneer Engineering I find that in today’s economy, many of our clients have added, or are attempting to implement, an effective condition based maintenance program. These clients understand the value of this type of program over and above the traditional time-based maintenance strategies. However, it is […]






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