Are you aligning the right machine?

March 31, 2015

Purchasing a condition monitoring tool is one step in your journey to implementing a reliability program. Proper training on how to use the new technology,  planning the work correctly,  ensuring the work is completed on schedule and done so correctly is critical to success. Just as important is understanding the risks associated with your equipment, […]

Why You Should Backup Your Database

March 24, 2015

You should regularly back up any active database to guard against data loss and to protect the investment made in your database design. A backup allows you to easily restore an entire database without the hassle of rebuilding everything from scratch. Backups help protect a database from system failures and help protect against mistakes. As […]

ER-82 Compressor Flatness Check with the LEVALIGN EXPERT

March 17, 2015

Now,  more than ever flatness checks for main bearing bore alignment in reciprocating compressors are critical to bearing and crankshaft life. Ariel Compressors have a strict tolerance for the top rail alignment and the ER-82 document provided by Ariel discusses this in detail. There are many ways to perform a flatness check so long as […]

What are the Characteristics of a Successful Condition Monitoring Analyst?

March 10, 2015

Being a successful condition monitoring (CM) analyst requires qualities such as intelligence,  dedication, a thick skin, willingness to help others, ability to focus, and more. Success in this profession is not easy. In fact, it can be argued that success is a constant struggle. The most successful CM analysts will have certain traits that are […]

Is your Company Fit for Deployment?

March 3, 2015

One of the top priorities of any military organization is keeping soldiers fit for deployment upon demand. This usually involves exercises to maintain and increase job skill,  physical abilities, overall health and mental capabilities. Troops are encouraged and required to participate in activities that achieve these readiness goals. Why should your organization and position be any […]