Who does cost avoidance? What is it? Where would you apply it? Why would you worry about it? These are the questions that one should ask themselves. Most of the time is spent doing the physical work and analyzing that data to determine the condition or health of the equipment rather than thinking what our group did to save the company money. This article explains the methodology we used and why you should care about cost avoidance.
- Patricia Warner
- Cummins Inc.
Do you have a Drive that’s tripped and you don’t know if it’s the Motor? A variable speed drives (Variable frequency Drive) are often built with current transformers monitoring each phase for current balance or over current, and will trip on a predefined limits.
- Mark Gurney
- 3Phi Reliability
Jeff Hay, the CEO of RDI Technologies, discusses Motion Amplification; a camera based technology invented by RDI. Jeff believes that the camera is the sensor of the future because visualization is faster, safer, and makes the complex more simple. Since starting RDI, he has created and patented multiple methods for using camera technology to visualize and measure motion.
- Jeff Hay
- RDI Technologies
Alan Ross, president of EPRA, gives an overview of the causes of poor power quality, the sectors that are most affected, and the cost of outages…
- Alan Ross
- Electric Power Reliability Alliance EPRA
Many issues with industrial assets are inextricably connected to lubrication. Too little lubrication, too much or simply using the wrong product.
- Wouter Bogaerts
- I-Care Group
Experience has shown that 20 to 40 percent of motor systems tested may have some sort of alarm condition. Just because a motor has exceeded the alarm limits in MCA Basic™ or MCA PRO™ it does not necessarily mean the motor will fail or should be stopped immediately. For over 30 years the dedicated staff at ALL-TEST Pro have gathered data and resources to determine when a motor will most likely fail on the most common 3-phase squirrel cage motors.
- Mark Koch
- ALL-TEST Pro, LLC
Have you ever completed an infrared survey and wondered if you’ve missed something that should have been inspected? Do you know the special safety instructions to open certain electrical cabinets? Has management ever asked you when was the last time that you’ve inspected a specific cabinet and you couldn’t answer them? If you have answered yes to any of these questions, you need to develop a check sheet for the equipment that you inspect.
- Patricia Warner
- Cummins Inc.
Reliability Centered Maintenance is a reliability tool used to develop a complete and comprehensive maintenance strategy based failure modes and the context and environment in which you operate the equipment. RCM (Reliability Centered Maintenance) has been around since the mid-60’s, and if effectively applied in an ideal world would lead to exceptional reliability. In fact, RCM has been applied very effectively in the airlines and nuclear industries - both have potentially enormous consequences in the event of an unplanned failure.
- Doug Plucknette
- RELIABILITY CONNECT
More and more companies are proactively monitoring their assets using at least one technology to provide early defect identification. This makes up the core of condition monitoring – allowing you to identify and address defects early, before they compound and cause further damage, result in unplanned equipment downtime or compromise employee safety.
- Marcus Erickson
- Allied Reliability