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Get the most from attending conferences!

Hi everyone! With reliability, maintenance and asset management conferences there are a few things you can do to get the most from your time. Review the schedule and marking up a few "must go to see this" presentations Attend a few presentations that stretch you and challenge your thinking - be open to new ideas Meet and talk to at least 10 people per day that you have never met before Be prepared to share your own knowledge Have fun, get some fresh air, go for a walk! Looking forward to...

The Penalty of Leadership

In every field of human endeavor, he that is first must perpetually live in the white light of publicity. Whether the leadership is vested in man or a manufactured product, emulation and envy are ever at work. In art, in literature, in music, in industry, the reward and the punishment are always the same. The reward is widespread recognition; the punishment, the fierce denial and detraction. When a man’s work becomes the standard for the whole world, it also becomes a target for the shafts...

Plan or "hope for the best" when managing change?

Hi: I'd be interested to hear how people in the asset management / reliability community handle change. Do you plan or just put a plan for change out there and hope for the best? Do you use any change management tools / models? There are some fairly simple, quick tools out there and I'd be happy to share if anyone has interest.

RCM should be a living program

If this is true, how does the CMMS community (easily) capture failure history in a format conducive to updating the failure mode and maintenance tactic? And if these RCM Analysis results are stored in external system (or Excel) then this adds a lot of extra clicking .... which means the odds are greatly reduced if any update or analysis will ever be made. And even more to the point, lets be real. If the CMMS community had 15,000 sites, and there were at best 500 sites that performed RCM...

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For Sale Commtest VB7

Forum: For Sale
The Commtest VB7 Dual Channel Vibration Analyzer offers the power and convenience of dual-channel measurement and dual-plane balancing. Its balancing functions enable quick diagnosis and correction of dynamic unbalance, the most common form of unbalance. The VB7 Vibration Analyzer’s combination of accuracy, intuitive operation, ease of use, and outstanding storage capacity ensures the instrument delivers a premium return on investment. Ascent ® Level 2 enables you to program your instrument...Read More...

Induction motor's vibration problem

We have vertical multistage pump driven by electric motor on the combined cycle power plant. Motor details are: 4 poles, 1482 rpm, 300 KW, 50 Hz AC motor. During our routine condition monitoring, we are detected sound coming from the motor. We are taken vibration measuring, the amplitude at the motor 1.58 mm/s rms 1RH. I 'm truly need someone who help me to explain well this issue. you find attached some spectrum FFT's velocity and acceleration, knowing that I don’t know the number of rotor...Read More...
Last Reply By Ralph Stewart · First Unread Post
Have a piece of equipment here that appears to be running in an unbalanced condition. I'm suspecting that the balancing disks that are attached at both ends of this rotor, may have shifted from prior location thus causing the high 1X. Approx size.. 67" long 13" dia rotor with paddles for mixing. Horizontal rotor, (2) bearings, belt driven. (2) balancing disks on each side. My question.. Has anyone experienced a setup similar to this and how would you go about balancing in place? XRead More...
Last Reply By Xracer · First Unread Post

Don Rainey... RIP

Rusty Cas
I don't know if any of you knew Don Rainey, but he passed away this morning after an extended illness. Don was a director at Azima/DLI and one of the first in the door when Azima was formed. An engineer and a long-time vibration guy, he was one of the brightest, and most curious guys I knew. He knew something about almost everything and I learned something new every time we talked. He had the good fortune of working with most of the brightest minds in the business, folks like Nelson Baxter,...Read More...
Last Reply By Ken Piety · First Unread Post
Does anyone have any experience they would like to share with regards to the expected Iron levels on the Cyclo BBB4 speed reducers? We are a new mining operation and have 5 of these units driving conveyor head pulleys. The first oil samples all came back with high iron counts (spectro analysis) and also high magnetic iron counts. All are over 120 ppm. Is this normal for these units? Note: **The Commissioning team mistakenly put a Mobil Synthetic gear oil in these 5 reducers. Sumitomo told me...Read More...
Last Reply By gregsm33 · First Unread Post

Simplified FMEA Approach vs. MTA (Maintenance Task Analysis)

Hi Guys! I have a challenge to find a differences between two disciplines - Simplified FMEA and MTA (Ivara Enterprise). MTA looks like simplified RCM, but Simplified form of FMEA I have never seen. My boss wants me to present the subject. MTA was implemented in our company for developing maintenance strategies for the equipment (Paper Production Plant). It has several steps of FMEA, like an "item", "failure cause", "consequence of failure" and "recommended action". Does somebody understand...Read More...