The Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals (SMRP) is preparing to welcome attendees for its 29th Annual Conference. Hear from SMRP Executive Director Erin Erickson about what's in store for attendees at this year's event.
At a high level, corporate social responsibility refers to practices and policies undertaken by corporations that are intended to have a positive influence on the world. Along these same lines, there is a growing desire in many organizations to practice environment, social, and governance (ESG) principles in their everyday business operations. In fact, such practical applications of corporate responsibility are increasingly viewed as necessary and of strategic importance. While the drivers for ESG advancement may vary company to company, the implementations tend to follow similar paths...
In the ideal world of Industry 4.0, organizations will have better equipment with wireless connections and sensors linked to a system that can visualize and control the entire production line and make autonomous decisions. Industry 4.0, in other words, describes the ever-increasing trend towards automation and data exchange.
- Tom Rombouts
- I-care Group
Unexpected downtime is a major issue that keeps maintenance and reliability professionals up at night and is inevitable in asset-intensive industries – especially manufacturing. Unexpected downtime is becoming more frequent in organizations and can cause a company’s production – and therefore revenue – to come to a halt.
- Rhiana Safieh
- HubHead Corp
Filtering new and used oil prolongs oil life and protects equipment from wear.
Studies have shown that as much as 70% of all premature machine failures can be attributed to contamination. To prevent these failures, it is important to purify the new oil as it comes into the facility and then keep it clean throughout its life. By establishing an ISO code cleanliness goal and maintaining it, you will extend the life of the oil and the equipment.
- Preston Rubottom
- Lubrication Engineers
Incredible as it may seem, the vibration (or at least a large part of it) can be detected through video recording with incredible resolution. Saving a huge number of hours in studies that before were time consuming if not impossible to do. All of this using Vibration Tracking.
So, what is the Vibration Tracking? And better yet, what is it for?
- Dr. Thierry Erbessd
- Erbessd Instruments
The chemical processing industry incorporates a broad range of machinery, both rotating and reciprocating, which are monitored using various types of sensors and other advanced technologies that measure equipment performance/health. The determining factor as to what must be monitored and how to do so is the criticality of the equipment, based on its importance to the process and/or operation.
- Ernest McCurdy
- T.F. Hudgins (division of Allied Reliability)
As wireless sensor technology begins to take the leading edge within the industrial internet of things community, a new era of data security has emerged that requires diligent thought and consideration on the part of end users, system integrators, and key stake holders. Critical machine health and process data being transmitted wirelessly and hosted internally as well as externally creates an entirely new series of security concerns that must clearly be understood to maximize the value of the technology. This presentation will focus on the key security tools available to end users to ensure the security of their data when deploying wireless sensor networks and hosting data internally as well as externally to their organizations.
- Michael Howard, DSc