Thermography as a condition detective: The secret sauce to uptime

Thermography as a condition detective: The secret sauce to uptime

Subject-matter expert Craig Haase provides a primer on thermography in maintenance and reliability and how it can powerfully unearth details surrounding your machines’ condition and health. Haase will detail customer scenarios and use cases, highlighting how thermal imaging solutions can record, provide alarm notifications, and monitor assets 24/7 regardless of location. He will also discuss…

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…

Three experts weigh in: Using the P-F curve to plan maintenance

Three experts weigh in: Using the P-F curve to plan maintenance

Root cause analysis (RCA), failure modes and effects analysis (FMEA), and the P-F curve, along with an asset criticality assessment, often form the core of a reliability professional’s toolset. In a September 2020 webinar, three Fluke Reliability experts with years of plant floor experience outlined how best to use the P-F curve and FMEA together…

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…

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…

Increase condition monitoring success by utilizing process parameters

Increase condition monitoring success by utilizing process parameters

Deploying a condition monitoring program to better track asset health and performance can have the effect of narrowly focusing the team on one or a few types of data. Typically, maintenance and reliability professionals install a sensor such as an accelerometer on machines to measure vibration and relay that data to a vibration analyst to…

New approaches for condition monitoring in  process manufacturing industries

New approaches for condition monitoring in process manufacturing industries

By Robert Schmaus In process manufacturing, ensuring minimal interruptions to production is vital to a plant’s overall success. Just about every machine involved in production is geared to work 24/7 without interruption. In theory, at least. In reality, unexpected stoppages happen, and operations teams work hard to keep them as brief and infrequent as possible….

Sidetracked from condition monitoring goals? Plan a pilot program

Sidetracked from condition monitoring goals? Plan a pilot program

Even if your maintenance and reliability team must work at home during COVID-19, progress on your reliability journey does not have to stop. You can develop a pilot program to roll out condition monitoring when plants are allowed to reopen under new guidelines. A pilot program enables you to test feasibility, refine as necessary, demonstrate…

The A-B-Cs of the P-F curve

The A-B-Cs of the P-F curve

We’re focusing on the P-F curve again in this blog post, as we did in a previous blog post, because of its application to PRUFTECHNIK machinery alignment and condition-monitoring technologies. We’ll also introduce you to the term “capacity assurance.” Used effectively, PRUFTECHNIK technologies contribute to proactive maintenance strategies that work early in the P-F curve…

Fluke Connect™ Condition Monitoring Asset Health Dashboard offers easy snapshot

Fluke Connect™ Condition Monitoring Asset Health Dashboard offers easy snapshot

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