Introduction to Predictive Maintenance (PdM)

Condition Monitoring
Introduction to Predictive Maintenance (PdM) This course is recommended for Managers, Engineers, Planners, and Supervisors who are responsible for metrics, tracking, and use of information generated by PdM programs.

This course is designed to teach the fundamental principles of the five predictive maintenance (PdM) technologies most prevalent in industry: vibration analysis, infrared thermography, airborne and structure-borne ultrasonic, oil analysis, and motor circuit analysis. Upon completion of the course, attendees will have an understanding of the capabilities of the technologies along with the common traps that may be encountered during application.

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You will learn:

  • The principles of PdM and why it is so powerful
  • How PdM reduces overtime and emergency work
  • How to strike the right balance between PM and PdM
  • How much PdM is enough – what you can learn from Best Practice organizations and benchmarks
  • How to implement a PdM program using lean tools to make your PdM program self-funding
  • The common language of PdM – key terms and definitions you should know
  • How to identify mechanical, electrical, and stationary failure modes using PdM technologies
    • Vibration analysis
    • Infrared thermography
    • Oil analysis and reliability centered lubrication
    • Ultrasound
    • Electrical motor analysis
  • How to identify the common traps of each PdM technology


2 days


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