The Accelix Community’s monthly Best Practices Webinars are a great resource for maintenance and reliability professionals looking to expand their industry knowledge and gain insight into best practices from thought leaders across the globe. The webinars provide you with the opportunity to get their questions answered by industry experts.
The increasingly sophisticated motor testing technologies used today quickly identify anomalies and mechanisms leading to motor failure. In this presentation, Don Donofrio, veteran instructor and consultant for The Snell Group, an internationally recognized expert in electric motor testing training and research, demonstrates the methods used for de-energized and energized motor testing. These methods are powered by completely different technologies, which he will talk through. Donofrio also will cover static winding, circuit, and insulation assessment methods, and will discuss power quality, current signature, in-rush, and electrical signature analysis. He will leverage several case studies to illustrate the effectiveness of these advanced motor testing capabilities.
Don Donofrio is the Technology Lead for Electric Motor Testing and Power Quality Analysis at The Snell Group, a Barre, Vt.-based international consulting firm. With The Snell Group since 2001, he brings 46 years of knowledge in the operation, maintenance, and testing of electric motors and motor circuits. As an instructor and practitioner, Donofrio has been integral in developing a series of innovative, vendor-neutral motor testing training courses. He’s worked on motors from those rated in ounce inches of torque up to a NASA wind tunnel synchronous motor with 80,000 horsepower. Donofrio's diverse electrical, electrical/mechanical, electronic, and sound motor knowledge is founded in his years with the Navy Nuclear Submarine Service. His 20-year exposure to the U.S. Navy nuclear submarines' maintenance environment provides invaluable insights for customers' reliability needs. He instructs both Energized and De-Energized Motor and Motor Circuit Analysis courses, as well as Level 1 Infrared Thermography.
Mines, sawmills, and pulp and paper plants represent some of the toughest environments to maintain machine alignment. Matt Joinson, the owner and operator of Jaffray Millwright and Welding, located in Jaffray, British Columbia, knows this well. He's got many stories to tell as well as advice for alignment professionals across sectors. Joining him in this webinar is Payam Assadi, Fluke Reliability sales manager for Pruftechnik Canada, as they discuss how to get precise measurements in challenging conditions, how to avoid downtime and high maintenance costs, and the best alignment tools for the job.
After many years of working for other companies, Matt Joinson decided to take a leap of faith. In May of 2019, he entered the world of self-employment. He provided quality laser alignments utilizing the most up-to-date software and hardware and backed by mechanical support and CWB-certified welding services. In the last year and a half, Matt's clients are singing his praises. You will be, too, once you hear the passion he has for tackling new challenges in any industry.
Payam Assadi is the Prüftechnik Canada Sales Manager for Fluke Reliability. He joined Prüftechnik as a Sales and Service Engineer in 2014, and after two years, became a Service Manager, managing a team and developing new solutions and programs, and promoting the Prüftechnik portfolio. In 2017, he was appointed as Business Development Manager, reporting directly to the CEO of North America. His primary mandate is to grow Prüftechnik's sales and service footprint by improving channel management and nurturing key client relationship-building efforts. In 2020, he was promoted to Sales Manager and site leader for the Canadian division. He holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering degree from Concordia University, based in Montreal, Canada.