Healthy Machines: Filling the Gaps in Preventive Maintenance with Predictive Strategies

predictive maintenance / preventative maintenance / reliability / maintenance costs

--Read Time: 3.5 min-- When is the last time you went to the doctor? If you’re like the majority of people, the answer is likely “the last time I was sick.” It’s been a recommendation for decades, though, that we see a doctor annually, regardless of if…

The Water Cycle - Why Failure is Not an Option

wastewater / water treatment / infrastructure / water utility / ASCE / water facilities / flooding

--Read Time: 4 min-- Eighteenth century English poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge knew nothing about modern-day infrastructure, but he was astoundingly prescient when he wrote “water, water everywhere, nor any drop to drink.” Coleridge, the author of the “Rime of the Ancient Mariner,” could well have been describing the state of…

Predictive vs Preventive Maintenance: Equipping Your Technicians with Tools for Success

predictive maintenance / preventative maintenance / reactive maintenance / Service Companies / Service Technicians / Mechanical Services / mechanical diagnostics / PdM

--Read Time: 2.5 min-- Mechanical service technicians know machines like the back of their hand. They can inspect a machine and quickly understand what is going on under the hood - is it functioning normally? Is something misaligned or beginning to cavitate? Technicians can typically recall each detail about…

The Role of Predictive Maintenance in Oil and Gas

predictive maintenance / oil and gas / planned downtime / upstream / midstream / downstream

--Read Time: 3.5 min-- Remember your first time buying a car? What about the moment you understood that it costs money to maintain it? It may have been a shock when you realized just how much money a car can cost to get the oil changed and the tires…

Getting to the Next Level of Machine Reliability

PdM / predictive maintenance / mechanical diagnostics / machine learning / Internet of Things / IoT / IIoT

--Read Time: 4 min-- Over the last five years, I have met with countless reliability engineers, facility managers, service contractors and hundreds of people who are responsible for the systems around us upon which we rely. Time and time again, I am met with a similar message: modern maintenance technology…