Benefits of Ultrasound for Condition Monitoring

June 20, 2017

May 2017 – Processing Magazine This validated condition monitoring technology is versatile and inexpensive with a low learning curve. Solving asset reliability issues becomes stymied when leadership is ambivalent about the benefits of adopting multiple technologies for condition monitoring (CM). When they do adopt them, they quickly learn technologies alone are not enough without the manpower to […]






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The importance of proper sensor installation when performing vibration analysis

May 17, 2016

Guest post by Karl Hoffower – Condition Monitoring and Reliability Expert for Failure Prevention Associates Location and placement of your sensors are crucially important when doing predictive vibration analysis. 1) Below is an example of proper sensor installation on a cooling tower gearbox. These two sensors are placed in different directions to follow both the gearbox vibration as […]






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What key performance indicators (KPIs) do you track to determine success with condition monitoring efforts within your company?

February 23, 2016

Maintenance and reliability professionals track many key performance indicators (KPI’s) to measure the success of their efforts. These indicators can be overwhelming, but are necessary to confirm proper direction and achievement of desired results. It is important that your CMMS (computerized maintenance management system) has the ability to categorize work orders. Condition monitoring work orders […]






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Using Consistent Condition Monitoring Terminology on your Work Orders

September 24, 2012

Do your analysts use consistent phrases or statements when creating condition monitoring (CM) work orders?  It is very important to convey concise and accurate information with each CM work order. Often times misspelled words,  inaccurate information or incomplete maintenance steps are included in work orders. A best practice is to determine the most common findings […]






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