As much as 70% of all premature machine failures can be attributed to contamination. To prevent these failures, it is important to purify the new oil as it comes into the facility and then keep it clean throughout its life. By establishing an ISO code cleanliness goal and maintaining it, you will extend the life of the oil and the equipment..
- Preston Rubottom
- Lubrication Engineers, Inc
Water is one of the most destructive contaminants faced by industrial maintenance departments. Some systems may be more tolerant to water, while others can be more sensitive. Some manufacturers have set limits as low as 30 ppm. Best practice would tend to indicate that it is beneficial to keep water contamination at the lowest level possible..
- Heather Vercillo
Brendan O’Dowd, the general manager for industrial automation at Analog Devices, answers questions and shares insights about Industry 4.0. Brendan has more than 30 years of experience in the semiconductor industry.
- Brendan O’Dowd
- Analog Devices, Inc
This 5 minute fact discusses the machine condition lifecycle curve, three distinct operating windows within that curve and methods to extend the usable life of equipment. You’ll hear about methods to monitor equipment during a proactive maintenance phase, predictive maintenance phase and finally the fault phase. Finally, solutions to help implement monitoring during all phases of the machine lifecycle will be discussed.
- Perfecto Martinez
Thermography is typically used for condition assessment and forensic studies, as well as quality assurance inspections of new installations, repairs, and retrofits. Performed properly, thermography can provide valuable insights into the condition of a roofing system by graphically documenting the extent and location of subsurface moisture within a roof..
- Jim Seffrin
- Infraspection Institute
In this Interview Tom Murphy shares his 30 year condition monitoring experience noticing how poorley, with some notable exceptions technical schools and universities teach. In the last 27 years he began to relaise two things: 1. Condition monitoring was more than just vibration and infrared, 2. Not all problems rotate..
- Tom Murphy
- Reliability Team Limited