Ultrasound Condition Monitoring (Overview of all things Ultrasound)
Once considered only a leak detector, airborne & structure-borne ultrasound has become a must have technology for condition monitoring.
Because of advancements in instruments, software, and reporting, more people are using ultrasound for both mechanical and electrical inspection applications.
This presentation will deliver the latest advancements in ultrasound technology, software reporting & applications. Information will also be presented on using ultrasound to inspect energized electrical equipment as well as energy applications like steam systems & leaks. Report examples will be shown including a compressed air/gas leak cost report, bearing alarm reports, and a 4 image report that incorporates ultrasound data and data from complementary technologies such as infrared and vibration.
Motion Amplification with RDI Technologies
Motion Amplification is a video-processing technique that detects subtle motion and enhances that motion to a level visible with the naked eye. Motion Amplification Technology can resolve motions as small as 0.25 microns at 1 meter. The process involves the use of a high definition and high dynamic range video cameras where every pixel becomes an independent point sensor creating millions of continuous data points in an instant. All the points in the image are acquired simultaneously meaning relative phase can be determined across the entire scene. This solves fundamental issues in today’s standard contact-based data collections, that is for large or inaccessible assets outfitting them with contact sensors is costly and difficult because of the sheer number of sensors required to cover the entire asset or access to the asset it restricted. In addition, the technology allows the user to simply draw a box and measure the time waveform and spectrum in absolute units of displacement.
A key capability of the Motion Amplification Technology is the speed in which the results are returned. Data can be instantly processed, and Motion Amplification can be viewed live making the technology field ready and useful for troubleshooting. This is key if the user is doing root cause analysis, trying to pinpoint the location of a motion or fault, or analyzing equipment such as process lines during operation. The non-contact aspect of the technology makes it ideal for measurement of assets that are inaccessible, which is common in most manufacturing facilities.
Key Learning Points/Takeaways
• What is Motion Amplification – Overview and technical capabilities
• How Motion Amplification can be used to diagnose faults in equipment
• Case studies on how Motion Amplification has been used in manufacturing
• What new capabilities are on the horizon and how will video monitoring continue to evolve
Stop Acting Like a Teenager – If Everything is Critical, Then Nothing Is
In this Webinar, Rick Clonan, Training & Implementation Manager at Eruditio, will present “Stop Acting Like a Teenager – If Everything is Critical, Nothing is Critical.”
Determining which assets are critical to an organization is something that should be performed early on in any maintenance and reliability journey. Without this information, difficulties will ultimately arise when deciding the direction for improvement activities and asset management strategies. This presentation will describe how to determine which assets within a facility or organization are the most critical based on a proven system. This system utilizes a simple, yet customizable matrix that if implemented correctly, will provide a granular ranking of assets. It is that granularity that is the specific goal of asset criticality analysis. Once the list of assets has been ranked, defining the critical assets from that list will be much easier to justify. With that information, organizations can then begin to make data-based decisions regarding asset care, resource allocation, and work management while keeping the focus on organizational impact and cost reduction.
Planning for Planners that Really Plan
In this webinar, Shon Isenhour discusses how to succesfully make a maintenance planning.
There are 10 elements that are required for world class maintenance planning and most facilities do not have them. Join us for a look at the list, some examples, where to get started and why. This could become a powerful improvement project to implement over the next few months that would have a positive effect on many elements of your business long term.
What are your KPI’s Hiding?
In this webinar, Rob Kalwarowsky of Rob’s Reliability Project presents “What are your KPI’s Hiding?”
Do your Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) hide what’s really going on at your company? Do you struggle to identify and troubleshoot issues because the metrics just aren’t good enough? Do your numbers look great but it doesn’t reflect the reality of what’s actually happening?
Join us for a discussion on how to select KPIs for your initiatives, best practices on using KPIs and what NOT to do.
Learn about leading and lagging metrics, why you need to balance metrics and why using maintenance KPIs for the operations department can be helpful.
Get back on track with your KPIs and unlock the value hiding in your plant.
Ultrasound, Big Data & AI Come to Pharma Industry
During this webinar we hear the story of how a pharmaceutical company in Toronto, ON is challenging the status quo by thinking outside the box to develop solutions to increase the reliability of their critical assets by applying IIOT, Big Data combined with Machine Learning (Pattern Recognition & Anomaly detection) technologies and using Ultrasonic sensors to provide predictive analytics.
In this webinar, Blair Fraser of Lakeside Controls, will explain how this was done and share some amazing results and the cost savings. This is one case study webinar you won’t want to miss.
5 Things That Can Save Your Next Project
In this webinar, industry thought leader, Shon Isenhour of Eruditio, discusses “5 Things That Can Save Your Next Project.”
Creating a master plan for our change initiatives is not always our favorite part of a new project but in this presentation we will look at why it is crucial to your success.
We will demonstrate specifically how the project plan meets the needs of those involved at every stage of the project implementation. We will also look at real examples from sites that chose to maintain a master plan document and those that could not be bothered with the burden of success.
You will see examples of plans and a few of the many tools that are available to help with the plan execution. Do not miss the opportunity to hear the why behind many of the elements of your next successful project plan.
How to Set Up an Ultrasound Program
In this webinar, Joe Anderson, Reliability Manager at Schwann Foods, walked us through how to successfully set up an Ultrasound Program.
This presentation focused on some of the issues he has faced as well as what he has implemented to overcome obstacles to establishing an Ultrasound Program. Joe also focuses on how to develop the plan and execute the implementation.
With over 20 years of experience in maintenance and management excellence Joe is able to provide real life examples, lessons, and success stories that you can use to either begin your Ultrasound journey or take your program to the next level.
Using Infrared Thermography for Condition Monitoring
This webinar provides an overview of where thermal imaging is best applied in electrical and mechanical maintenance applications.
Learn more about the conditions needed, the types of thermal patterns detected and the proper inspection procedures one should follow if using infrared thermography for condition monitoring.
Order Measurements in Condition Monitoring
In our first webinar of 2017, Ron Newman of Pruftechnik presented “Order Measurements in Condition Monitoring.”
Order Normalizing, Order Tracking, and Order Analysis are distinctly different vibration measurement techniques which are unfortunately often considered synonymous. Each signal processing method has its own unique application and while there is some overlap of functionality, for the most part they are employed for differing reasons.
Vibration analysts are fully aware of the importance of RPM and the significance to vibration analysis and fault diagnosis, however many condition monitoring programs would take a quantum leap forward by utilizing one or more of these “order” methods.
The presentation will explain the methodologies, the signal processing requirement(s), the application and benefits for each technique.
The Evolution of Ultrasound at Nissan
In this webinar, Robbie Seward, PdM/CBM Engineering Technologist at Nissan North America walks us through the evolution of ultrasound at their facilities.
Looking at their ultrasound program in terms of its maturity there are some areas still in their adolescence while others have matured to their teenage years and some have found their way into early adulthood.
Knowing that all facilities have to start somewhere this will be a great real-life presentation of how the program was launched, how routes have been developed, how some areas are utilizing remote access sensors and how the results and findings are being shared with management.
How the Internet of Things is Changing Product Development & Manufacturing
In this webinar recording, Lee Stogner and Dr. Keith Plemmons, presented on how The Internet of Things is changing business models in every industry.
It is a new way of developing, capturing and using information from Design, Manufacturing, Operations, Supply Chain, Sales and Corporate. This will enable new levels of efficiency and product / service delivery. Companies have never been able to collect and use company information at the cost and the way they needed to. With today’s technology and ability to process information in real time, companies are able to operate at new levels of efficiency and quality.
The Internet of Things is the Perfect Storm of Technology and Information that will enable companies to compete in the years ahead in new international markets.This webinar gives the audience an introduction to the Internet of Things from a Product Development and Manufacturing perspective and close with an overview to a Project Management Methodology for a successful Internet of Things effort.
Selling Maintenance as a Profit Center
This webinar features Joe Anderson, Reliability Leader at J.M. Smucker Company presenting on how to sell maintenance as a profit center in your organization.
Proactive maintenance can be a tough sell. Why invest in expensive updates or costly downtime to work on machines that are functioning well enough? While most maintenance managers understand the value of proactive maintenance, making it happen may require an effective sales pitch to upper management.
This webinar helps propel the careers of those in maintenance by explaining how to present your maintenance department as a profit generator, not a necessary evil. Attendees will learn how to start this type of campaign as well as the business side of maintenance management, including why competitive advantage is important, the three value types, and the different methods of tracking cost savings and avoidance.
Root Cause Analysis or Problem Elimination?
In this webinar, Tim Dunton, CMRP, of Reliability Solutions, presents on “Root Cause Analysis or Problem Elmination?”
It is well recognized that root cause is an essential element in Reliable Manufacturing. Unfortunately in many organizations, analysis is often where it stops and somehow the problems are either not eliminated or reoccur. In most organization the responsibility for root cause lies with engineering, which limits the application of the technique.
This presentation lays out a practical problem solving approach that can be applied and used for any problem and by any level of the organization from top to shop. It also presents simple practical details of the forensics of failure including bearings, fasteners and materials failures. At the end a series of observations and challenges allow participants to return to their facilities and apply the lessons learned.
Reliability Resolutions you Can’t Start your Year Without
Yes it is that time of the year… resolution season. Everyone is planning to:
– lose weight
– get in shape
– learn a new skill or hobby
– lower their stress levels
– spend more time with the family
– play more and harder
– or some other life change
If you live your life in an operations, maintenance, or reliability role the one thing you need is more time to make these resolutions possible. So thinking back over the last few year what resolutions should you make the plant’s “Reliability Resolutions for 2015?” Here they are 7 possibilities from sites we have worked with recently:
1. We will expand maintenance planning past outage work and into the day to day task.
2. We will let the equipment talk to us via the condition based tools.
3. We will build our schedule out 4 weeks in advance
4. We will solve problems and eliminate reoccurring failures
5. We will train in best practices and provide on demand refreshers to drive application
6. We will capture both useful data and site knowledge in our EAMs
7. We will proactively provide leadership and communication about the organizational changes
For each resolution we will discuss a real facility facing the issue, the benefits they should expect and how to get started. We will also allow participants to share their own Reliability Resolutions.
Mapping Failure Modes to Predictive Technologies
Predictive maintenance techniques are becoming more popular in the world of maintenance as the first step in reducing the amount of reactive maintenance a plant would perform. Most manufacturing plant operations perform about 80 percent or more in the area of reactive work.
They are finding and responding to maintenance tasks as the information is received from the operations team. Something is broken and its needs attention immediately. In many cases the operation is down until the repair is complete.
By using predictive tools and techniques, failures of specific components can be found before they cause downtime or collateral damage in other components. Failures and wear on components can be detected months before the first sign of failure can be detected with human senses, such as feeling, hearing, seeing, or smell. This gives us time to correct, plan, or take some action to minimize downtime.
Using and reacting to predictive technology information can lower maintenance costs by 20% and increase operation time by another 20 percent.
10 Things Your Ultrasound Tech Can Do Today To Improve Reliability
This webinar by industry thought leader, Doug Plucknette of Allied Reliability Group will share 10 things that can be done today, with Ultrasound, to improve Reliability at your facility. Whether you choose to follow one step or all ten, you’re sure to come away from this webinar with practical ideas that are fast, cost effective and that can make an impact.
The Annual M&R Checkup: 6 Key Elements to Include in Your Maintenance and Reliability Assessment Process
Andy Ginder, workforce engagement subject matter expert, will be outlining the 6 best practice elements to include in your maintenance and reliability assessment process.
– How to successfully engage your team in the assessment process
– What items to assess your organization on
– Pros and cons to various benchmark approaches and methodologies
– How to measure and benchmark responses
– How to make assessment data meaningful and actionable
Data Collection & Analysis at GM
Join us for a complimentary webinar where Dave Reiber of General Motors will give us a look into the gathering of maintenance data and the analysis that leads to better and faster decisions to improve reliability.
He’ll walk us through the decision making process of how they determine what data they want to collect, how they collect it and of course, how they put it all to use.
3 Simple Lessons to Achieve Excellence in Maintenance Planning and Scheduling
Presented by Mike Gehloff, GPAllied, this high energy presentation will give some insight into how leaders in maintenance planning are:
– Engaging Operators into the Maintenance Planning and Scheduling process through role clarification, active communication, and improved work order feedback.
– Placing a focus on quantitative task descriptions in their job plans to reduce rework and clarify expectations.
– Using visual management techniques to drive success in both their weekly and shutdown management efforts.
Mike is lucky enough to work with many high profile customers in the industrial field, and will share several of the key lessons he has picked up over the past 20 years.
Over this time he has learned that we tend to over complicate things, and that the best solutions are the simple ones.
Bearing Failure Mechanisms
Join us for a complimentary webinar where industry expert, Andy Page, will review the various failure modes of bearings, how to detect them early and most importantly, how to avoid them.
He will discuss applicable condition monitoring technologies and how they are applied to different bearing failures. He will also explain how each technology displays or detects different failure mechanisms within the bearing and how the different technologies complement each other with respect to detecting these failure mechanisms.
The most important aspect of the webinar will be a discussion around the limitations and data collection considerations for each technology.
Novozymes Case Study on Successful Ultrasound Program Implementation
In 2011 we decided to explore the advantages of Ultrasound. Although we were familiar with it we did not realize all of its potential. We wanted to become better at energy savings by utilizing Ultrasound for Air leaks and defective steam traps. This alone would save enough money in one year to justify purchase. We also found that Ultrasound was an effective tool in bearing lubrication based on sound waves verses time based Lubrication which did not always meet our needs because of varying run times between PM’s.
In 2012 we purchased UE 15000 and began the learning process needed to detect air leaks and faulty steam traps. We began the lubrication program on most of our Critical equipment. We remove our time based PM’s and now use Ultra sound only to lubricate (grease only) Critical equipment bearings. This took a lot of trust in the UE to do this.
The results so far have been very good. We have found faulty steam traps but have not yet calculated savings. The air leak surveys have been huge and because of the spreadsheet built into the software it is easy to capture savings. As for the Lubrication we are still learning and tend to error on the side of caution because this equipment is very critical. The Level 1 training our Techs received certainly helped and we look forward to using ultra sound in areas we have not tried yet (perhaps electrical).
FRACAS – Failure Reporting, Analysis, and Corrective Action System
FRACAS – Failure Reporting, Analysis, and Corrective Action System, the continuous improvement process for optimizing asset reliability at optimal cost.
Where to begin? How to show success early? How to eliminate failures? and much more in this super powered webinar that you could call “Reliability on Steroids.
Bearing Failure Mechanisms
An understanding of how a bearing or gear actually fails is paramount to understanding why condition monitoring technologies work the way they do.
It also helps us understand how a condition monitoring technology like ultrasound, vibration analysis, or infrared thermography detects the defects they claim to detect.
This session will focus on the mechanical and chemical ways bearings and gears fail. Concepts like lubricant dynamics, fatigue, adhesion, and abrasion will be covered in an attempt to help the participant understand the failure mechanisms of a bearing, what causes the mechanisms, what accelerates these mechanisms, and how they affect the life expectancy of a bearing.
Understanding these mechanisms makes the information coming from the condition monitoring technologies much more meaningful and relevant.
Bearing Failure Mechanisms Part II
Presented by Andy Page, CMRP, GPAllied.
As a follow-up to the Bearing Failure Mechanisms webinar, this webinar will take the bearing failures to the next step. We will discuss applicable condition monitoring technologies and how they are applied to different bearing failures.
We will discuss how each technology displays or detects different failure mechanisms within the bearing. We will also discuss how the different technologies complement each other with respect to detecting these failure mechanisms.
The most important aspect of the webinar will be a discussion around the limitations and data collection considerations for each technology.
Creating Superior Return on Investment through Aggressive Contamination Control
Presented by Mark Barnes, VP, Reliability Services, Des-Case.With 60-70% of all lubrication related problems directly or indirectly attributed by experts to contaminants, getting them under control can add quickly to a company’s bottom line.
In this webinar, we’ll discuss the reasons why contamination related failures are so prevalent and through a series of case-study based examples, explain how to build an executable action plan and business case analysis to close the gaps on contamination control.
The 50 Failure Modes of Electric Motors
Presented by Terry Harris, CMRP.
Electric motors fail many times at plant locations and sometimes cause costly downtime and create safety related issues.
The motors fail for many reasons and in most cases we can eliminate many of these issues. By eliminating the failure modes the motor can last many more life cycles and reduce these downtime issues. Motor failures can be predicted with many PdM technologies and prevented with proper PM tasks.
These failures can also be eliminated by being proactive and learning how to buy the right motor and install it correctly so it will last 15 years instead of 2 years.
7 Steps of RCM
Presented by: Doug Plucknette, founder of the RCM Blitz™ and world-wide RCM Discipline Leader for GPAllied.
Ever consider how to improve asset availability? Here’s a great opportunity to learn about creating and implementing an effective RCM program.
There are seven basic questions used to help practitioners determine the causes of system failures and develop activities targeted to prevent them. This webinar will guide attendees through the specifics of each question so that they will have a better understanding of how to maintain the required functions of their systems.
1. What are the functions of the asset?
2. In what way can the asset fail to fulfill its functions?
3. What causes each functional failure?
4. What happens when each failure occurs?
5. What are the consequences of each failure?
6. What should be done to prevent or predict the failure?
7. What should be done if a suitable proactive task cannot be found?
Which Technology for What Failure Mode
Presented by Carey Repasz, Allied Reliability
Diagnosing Conditions on Electric Motor Bearings
Presented by Chuck Peterson, Peterson Predictive Maintenance
Implementing Reliable Manufacturing
Tim Dunton, CMRP.Tim was a featured speaker at this year’s Ultrasound World conference and has already agreed to speak at our innaugural Reliable Asset World conference taking place next May 13-16 in Clearwater, FL.
In recent years, the term “reliability” has become quite a buzzword in industry. Many companies have started to focus on reliability as a new profit center. Several have rallied around the thought, “It’s the last area we have to compete against lower cost producers.”
But what is the best way to build a reliable and predictable plant? What are the key programs and/or processes that will truly deliver improved equipment reliability or uptime and how do we implement them in a way that will build sustainability?
Join us for this complimentary webinar where Tim Dunton will discuss a systematic, integrated and sustainable approach to Reliable Manufacturing, that addresses the Strategic, Tactical and Application work needed to implement Reliable Manufacturing at your facility.
Creating Value in Supply Chain Partnerships
Presented by Tim Goshert, CMRP, Allied Reliability Group
This webinar will walk participants through the steps for creating and improving supply chain partnerships in their organization to achieve the greatest benefits.
We will discuss core beliefs about supply chain partnerships, what value added relationships are, how to establish and maintain successful supply chain partnerships, and key things to be aware of when implementing partnerships within your organization.
The most important aspect of the webinar will be a discussion around the benefits you can see when you have an effective supply chain.
Understanding the Relationship Between Asset Lifecycle & Reliability Tools & Methods
Presented by: Doug Plucknette, GPAllied
This presentation looks at the different phases of asset lifecycle, and the reliability tools and methods that can be used in each phase to insure we get the most life out of our equipment at the lowest cost.
In this webinar we will look at all five phases of the asset lifecycle curve Design, Installation, Operational, Potential Failure and Functional Failure. As an example, in the design phase of a project, what reliability tools should we use to make sure we design a piece of equipment that is both reliable and maintainable?
It will also discuss the advantages of each tool and why it is important to introduce and use the tool in the correct phase of the asset life.
How to Rate Equipment for Criticality
Presented by Terry Harris, CMRP
The process of ranking each piece of equipment in our plants on its actual criticality to the operation is very important. It’s important because this is how we should assign our resources of people and time allotted.
We should not be doing PM’s on low critical equipment and may need to spend more time with highly critical equipment. Making sure we look at all the factors is the key to this session. Safety, quality, environmental, food safety, operations, and maintenance issues should all be ranked.
Optimizing the Use of Technology for Proactive Maintenance
Presented by Kim Hunt of Domtar
Kim Hunt, Reliability Manager at Domtar’s Pulp and Paper in Ontario, will discuss how, with the proper tools and technology, you can improve your condition based monitoring programs.
With a simple shift in thinking you can use technology to turn your asset management program into a proactive strategy versus a reactive, failure finding, predictive maintenance strategy.
This webinar takes a positive approach to condition monitoring with a focus on motor lubrication using ultrasound.
Best Practices in Maintenance & Reliability Education
Presented by Shon Isenhour, CMRP, GPAllied
Through the use of direct applications, active learning, and real world scenarios you can unleash the benefits of your investment in training for employees and for yourself.
Continuing your education and promoting lifelong learning will improve your processes, enhance your reliability program, and will have a positive effect on your bottom line.
Join us for this complimentary webinar and learn for yourself how to maximize your return on training.