Condition Based Strategies for Electrical Asset Reliability

Martin Robinson
Martin Robinson | President, IRISS Inc.

Title:  Condition Based Strategies for Electrical Asset Reliability

Date:  Tuesday, April 2

Time:  1:00 PM EST


Condition based maintenance strategies are replacing the antiquated, dangerous and costly time-based, open-panel electrical inspections.   Companies are looking at utilizing the benefits of condition based maintenance strategies in their equipment reliability programs to increase safety and to reduce maintenance-induced failures and the number of outages caused through human error.  Condition based maintenance programs are designed to begin with basic data collection, trend analysis, problem diagnosis, repair procedures and re-commissioning the equipment.  Breaking down the maintenance tasks and adopting the latest devices and solutions enable companies to perform inspections on critical, energized electrical assets frequently to collect and trend data to determine where a fault or failure may occur.

Key Take-Aways:

  • New safety regulations, such as NFPA 70E 2018, require companies to follow a “Hierarchy of Controls” to ensure personnel safety while working with electrical assets.
  • Condition based maintenance (CBM) programs can be designed to break down the tasks required, from basic data collection all the way through to testing and commissioning.
  • Effective Condition Based Maintenance programs train new engineers and skilled tradespeople about reliability engineering and get them used to being around the equipment they are being trained to repair.
  • Electrical Maintenance Safety Devices assist companies in compliance with safety regulations to ensure that critical data is collected routinely in a safe, effective and economical manner. These devices can be retrofit into virtually any equipment type or specified into new equipment.

Speaker:  Martin Robinson, CRL, CMRP, CEO of IRISS

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About the Author

Martin Robinson
Martin Robinson President, IRISS Inc.

For over 30 years, Martin Robinson has been a pioneer in the field of condition based maintenance technology.  He spent 18 years in the British Army specializing in field maintenance of combat fleet vehicles.  Mr. Robinson continues to be an innovator and pioneer the technological benefits of Infrared Thermography internationally.  He has met with, consulted, or advised international maintenance and reliability leaders on electrical preventive maintenance (EPM) and electrical safety standards of NFPA and OSHA.  A recognized authority in the field of Infrared (IR) Thermography, Mr. Robinson has designed CBM programs to include IR, Non-destructive Testing (NDT) and implementation of green energy initiatives and energy management strategies.

Martin holds a NEBOSH certificate in Occupational Safety and Health, a Level III Certified Infrared Thermographer and is also a Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional (CMRP) through the Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals (SMRP).  He is also a member of IEEE, NFPA and is a standing member on the technical committee CSA Z463 guidelines on maintenance of electrical systems and a member of the IEEE P1854 working group (Recommended Practice for Electrical System Design Techniques to Improve Electrical Safety).