Over the last few years, we’ve seen an increased emphasis on digital transformation by industrial operators. Large operational and machine health datasets have become a focal point to feed our optimization activities.
- Chris Kramm
- Wilcoxon Sensing Technologies
There are three ways to run a condition monitoring department. You can operate in separate groups, each with their own opinion of the health of the equipment based on their chosen technology. You can become more integrated where at least there is a shared view of the health of an asset. But the best approach, in the author's opinion, is where you take it one extra step: ensure the program is based on an analysis of the failure modes, ensure decisions are based on an assessment of the asset's criticality, ensure that the people receiving the information understand what to do with that information, and provide one clear statement of asset health that is accessible to everyone who needs it. This presentation will discuss the pros and cons of each approach and explain how to achieve the optimum state.
- Jason Tranter
- Mobius Institute
The presentation explores the topic of contamination control which is key to a proactive maintenance program. It defines contaminants and explains the damage caused by them in terms of chemical and physical changes to oil, as well as chemical attack or mechanical destruction of machine surfaces.
- Ramy Kamal
- Atlasco Egypt
Businesses invest millions of dollars in what they believe will be a fail-safe maintenance program for their electric motors. Regular tests are scheduled for each motor; engineers dutifully record the data when required and then move on to the next motor.
- Noah Bethel
- PdMA Corporation
When Scott Fischer, Maintenance Manager, joined Basic American Foods, he recognized that the Blackfoot Basic American Foods plant was in need of a dedicated lubricant storage and handling process and products to support his reliability program goals.
- Mark Barnes
Organizations may be tempted to throw IIoT-enhanced devices and software at the wall to see what sticks. This may be an option, but it’s not conducive to a successful maintenance program rollout...
- Frederic Baudart