Before taking full advantage of ultrasonic technology, many of us go to great lengths to identify a failing condition in our anti-friction bearings. We look for either the smallest change in movement or a slight increase in surface temperature to tell us that something is not working properly. Could there be a more obvious measurement that will tell us that not only is something wrong, but more importantly, that will also help prevent the failure from occurring in the first place? Yes, and using ultrasonic equipment and analysis, it is so obvious! It is in the bearing’s name - Friction!
- Adrian Messer
- UE Systems
High resistance connections, unbalanced voltages and currents, and a variety of other problems can occur from Power Circuit issues. From the Transformer through the distribution system to the stator connections at the motor, this presentation will perform a deep dive into testing and troubleshooting of the electric motor Power Circuit.
- Noah Bethel
- PdMA Corporation
Using in-service oil analysis to improve machinery reliability is well understood since waiting for off-site results and diagnostics incurs delays that impact day-to-day, lubrication-related reliability tasks.
- Daniel Walsh
- AMETEK Spectro Scientific
While Industry 4.0 has brought real-time monitoring of assets to the forefront, what are we learning? In this webinar we’ll explore several case studies of continuously monitored assets. We’ll also look at case studies from vibration and ultrasound that show conditions that were undetected with route-based monitoring.
- Roy Giorgio
New IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) wireless solutions for Condition-Based Monitoring (CBM) seem to appear on the market so frequently it’s hard to keep track of them all. Many of these new systems bring with them new technologies such as AI and machine learning, MEMS sensor technology and automated diagnostics – technologies that present the reliability and maintenance engineer with both challenges and opportunities.
The new capabilities offer the promise of wireless data collection and near continuous time monitoring while saving you valuable time. You would like test some of these systems, but it’s a substantial investment in time, energy and money. This talk will help you better understand some of the features and functions of wireless CBM, discussing some technology dependencies and a few other things to think about when considering piloting a system.
- Ed Spence
- The Machine Instrumentation Group
PdM strategies have grown in equipment coverage and effectiveness for going on 50 years. The program’s strategy is designed to find early stage failures to proactively manage problems versus being controlled by them. Our ability to integrate PdM results with other plant systems and data has increased dramatically over the past decade. This new capability has broaden our visibility across all of our plant assets, providing an improved path towards recognizing repeating patterns, both mechanically and operationally. This webinar will detail the next generation of PdM program design, adding improved integration with plant systems.
- John Pucillo
- Predictive Service
The Silver Tsunami; grey hair retirements washing away knowledge, experience and skills. In this webinar, we will discuss how the gap is expanding, what companies are doing and a framework to help resolve the issue.
- Karl Hoffower
- Failure Prevention Associates
In this presentation we will discuss how to use ESA/MCSA to detect bearing and gear defects in a variety of driven equipment including geared elevators, cooling towers, and other applications, even when we are looking at a few RPM. We will discuss how to determine the correct frequencies as well as how to determine the defect severity amplitudes in -dB, and how to isolate the machine you are testing from nearby machines. Several case studies will be presented including an AC building elevator, a cooling tower, and at least one complex (multi-stage) gearbox using both data collection and continuous monitoring.
- Howard Penrose
- MotorDoc LLC
Typically, strategies for maintaining assets are put in place when the asset is installed or as a reaction to a failure. These strategies range from a run-to-failure to continuous CbM monitoring. As a function is continuous improvement, it becomes necessary to go back and evaluate that strategy's effectiveness. In performing Preventive Maintenance Optimization (PMO), you to leverage actual performance against various inputs that created the strategy (FMEAs, RCAs, or even knee-jerk reactions) to determine if any changes are needed.
- Brendon Russ
- U.S. Sugar