Industry expert Colin Pickett offers best practices for condition monitoring and vibration analysis

Industry expert Colin Pickett offers best practices for condition monitoring and vibration analysis

With more than 35 years of experience helping educate customers on the finer points of asset condition monitoring and vibration analysis, including 15 years as a Prüftechnik engineer, Colin Pickett has developed an authoritative list of best practices. Now a full-time consultant and trainer, Pickett shared his depth of knowledge at a November 2020 Fluke…

How to take condition-based maintenance to a higher level with thermography

How to take condition-based maintenance to a higher level with thermography

Here’s a common scenario: Your maintenance team already uses thermography to inspect critical assets, either via an in-house person trained to use an infrared camera or via a service. Inspections are performed on a regular basis and when a change in asset operating temperature is detected compared to the previous inspection, a flag goes up…

Kickstarting condition-based maintenance with a Connected Reliability Assessment

Kickstarting condition-based maintenance with a Connected Reliability Assessment

Just like every facility is different, every maintenance operations team faces different challenges in reaching their next equipment reliability goal. One obstacle in particular is more common these days, however. With the current pressures facing plant operations, many teams would like to start using digitalized condition monitoring or connected sensors on the Industrial Internet of…

Understanding condition-based maintenance tools that impact the P-F curve

Understanding condition-based maintenance tools that impact the P-F curve

A distinguished panel of Fluke Reliability experts—John Bernet, Gregory Perry, and Dries Van Loon—discuss the merits of Inherent Availability condition-based maintenance strategies, tools, and techniques designed to help find the earliest signs of potential component failure. These techniques include oil analysis, ultrasound, motor circuit testing, vibration, and thermography. Which ones are most critical to you?…

Using asset criticality to drive vibration monitoring applications

Using asset criticality to drive vibration monitoring applications

Adding vibration monitoring data to your eMaint CMMS can give you a better understanding of critical equipment health. But where do you start? First, identify the critical equipment you want to track. There are typically hundreds—if not thousands—of pieces of equipment that the maintenance team maintains, but some machines are more important to the company…

Building a culture of safety beyond a pandemic

Building a culture of safety beyond a pandemic

Safety is all about people, and building a culture of safety is about instilling human behaviors that become the norm. That includes taking steps to protect workers from being infected by COVID-19, but it goes beyond this. And it is not something accomplished in a short time—typically, it takes five to 10 years. Yet positive…

Exploring the tree of unreliability and what drives downtime

Exploring the tree of unreliability and what drives downtime

An infinite number of causes can lead to lost production and unplanned downtime. But some have common physical roots and underlying latent roots related to our reliability issues. Presenter Shon Isenhour, founding partner of Eruditio, has reviewed or participated in thousands of root cause analyses. In this webinar, he discusses cases with more obvious roots…

What your M&R peers are planning to address in their pandemic recovery
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What your M&R peers are planning to address in their pandemic recovery

At a time like this, when normal is abnormal and abnormal has become business as usual, it can be useful to find out how your peers are approaching their maintenance strategies. That’s why we at Fluke worked with Plant Services this spring to survey more than 200 maintenance and reliability professionals to assess how the…

How to build a game plan to proactively manage your assets

How to build a game plan to proactively manage your assets

With COVID-19 causing considerable uncertainty, many reliability and maintenance professionals are concerned about how to meet production goals. For football fans, there’s also some anxiety—what’s in store for America’s favorite fall pastime? Maybe there’s something we can learn from considering production and football goals at the same time. In this webinar, Life Cycle Institute educator…

Maintenance automation and the P-F Curve – cocktail for the pandemic and beyond
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Maintenance automation and the P-F Curve – cocktail for the pandemic and beyond

The pandemic that has upended normalcy in 2020 is fueling urgency among maintenance leaders for system improvements previously viewed as “future considerations.” The ability to monitor asset health remotely, for example, has gone from a “want” to a “need”—something essential to stay productive in the near term and competitive over the long run. Around 82%…