Best Practices for Ultrasound Imaging: What we learned @SMRP Conference

December 27, 2012

Ultrasound instruments listen for high frequency sounds that are not heard in the range of normal human hearing. Typical applications include compressed air & gas leak detection,  electrical inspection,  and condition monitoring applications. Ultrasound technology can easily be implemented into established maintenance & reliability programs that are currently using other technologies such as vibration analysis & […]

The Key to Justifying a PdM Program

December 19, 2012

It is All About the Cost! We have all been there — It is about time to leave for the weekend on a late Friday afternoon,  most of your maintenance staff has already left for the weekend, as you are getting ready to head out, all of the sudden someone runs up to you and says, “We […]

Reactive vs. Proactive Maintenance: What we learned @SMRP Conference

December 12, 2012

Condition tasks such as vibration monitoring,  oil analysis, thermography, ultrasound, motor testing and other methods should be used to identify failure conditions that can result in functional failures in your equipment. Collaboration of data between these technologies facilitates machinery fault diagnosis. Proactive techniques like those referenced above require an investment in technology, training, labor, implementation and maintaining […]

Condition Monitoring Supplier Standards

December 5, 2012

It is a good idea to ask your equipment repair providers or equipment suppliers to ensure that the vibration levels of the equipment they supply meet your standards. Once your facility takes ownership of the equipment from the supplier or repair provider,  the responsibility for any repairs usually becomes yours. This means any failure modes […]