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…

If reliability improvements elude you, look deeper into the ‘Tree of Unreliability’

If reliability improvements elude you, look deeper into the ‘Tree of Unreliability’

What is causing your organization to struggle to get to its desired level of asset reliability? You’ve been using root cause analysis (RCA) and the Five Whys and addressing the problems you’ve found, but disruptions or unplanned downtime persist. Shon Isenhour, a veteran reliability engineering trainer and the founding partner at Eruditio, suggests pushing your…

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…

Top 5 Reasons Why Companies’ IIoT Initiatives Fail

Top 5 Reasons Why Companies’ IIoT Initiatives Fail

By Brian Harrison According to a Fluke survey done in late 2019, some 50% of maintenance and reliability teams were actively planning Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) initiatives. This, of course, was before the massive change brought upon us all by the spread of the coronavirus. Still, at the time, more than half of those…

Gain control of your machines by putting more emphasis on reliability fundamentals

Gain control of your machines by putting more emphasis on reliability fundamentals

Nancy Regan, an internationally recognized maintenance and reliability trainer, puts it this way: “Either you successfully control your equipment, or you let it control you.” In a July 2020 webinar for Fluke Reliability, Regan, a Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) expert and founder of RCMTrainingOnline.com, examined the core question of “Are you letting your machines control…

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%…

Fluke Connect™ Condition Monitoring Asset Health Dashboard offers easy snapshot

Fluke Connect™ Condition Monitoring Asset Health Dashboard offers easy snapshot

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Get a practical view of Industry 4.0 and IIoT

Get a practical view of Industry 4.0 and IIoT

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4 Steps to Take Before Implementing Condition-based Maintenance

4 Steps to Take Before Implementing Condition-based Maintenance

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) offers organizations exceptional opportunities to determine asset reliability. Personnel gain actionable insights from the combination of condition-based maintenance (CBM) and the IIoT’s ability to connect data, systems, and teams. Sometimes, the rush to adopt CBM causes facilities to disregard critical steps, such as the technician’s understanding of reliability-centered maintenance…