Maximize uptime with Asset Condition Management

May 31, 2016

March 2016 · Empowering Pumps Magazine “Work smarter, not harder” is a statement we have all heard before, but who has the time to think about smarter ways to work when there is so much work to be done? Some maintenance professionals are so busy trying to keep their operation running smoothly that they often address […]

Get your alignment in line: don't jiggle while you work

May 24, 2016

May 2016 · Plant Services Magazine Like a lot of reliability engineers, Joe Anderson, former reliability manager at the J.M. Smucker Co., appreciated – in theory – that precise pulley alignment is critical to preventing vibration problems and ensuring successful operations. My understanding was, ‘Yeah, we need to do it,’ ” Anderson says. “But you […]

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 […]

10 steps to an effective and enduring airborne ultrasound program

May 10, 2016

Reposted from RELIABILITYWEB® Assemble a team and identify applications for a program Justify needs by recognizing key areas where improvement can be benchmarked Set written goals for the program Establish how ROI will be measured Purchase quality ultrasonic inspection equipment Invest in certification training at both management and user levels Choose a leader to technically carry the […]