Description

Strike the right balance between PM and PdM and save time and money by eliminating unnecessary work and reducing overtime and emergency work. A consultant in your pocket, on your iPad, or smart phone, Allied Reliability Group's Condition Monitoring will allow engineers and managers to save cost by eliminating unnecessary work. With this knowledge in-hand, engineers and managers gain an understanding of the capabilities of the technologies along with the common traps that may be encountered during application. 

Allied Reliability Group's Condition Monitoring outlines the five Predictive Maintenance Technologies (PdM) most prevalent in industry: vibration analysis, infrared thermography, airborne & structure-borne ultrasonics, oil analysis, and motor circuit analysis. With this knowledge in-hand, engineers and managers gain an understanding of the capabilities of the technologies along with the common traps that may be encountered during application. 

Key Features

      • Author developed Downloadable apps for calculating critical maintenance and reliability metrics
      • Money saving advice for implementing self-funding conditional monitoring programs
      • Tools to identify mechanical, electrical and stationary failure modes using conditional monitoring technologies
      • Author developed methods for increasing plant and equipment capacity without increasing capital investments
      • Industry wide best practices and benchmarks from around the world

     

    Readership

    Maintenance/Facility Managers, Maintenance Supervisors, Plant And Facility Engineers, Maintenance Planners and Schedulers, Maintenance Staff, Manufacturing Managers, Operations Engineers and Managers and Storeroom Managers

    Table of Contents

    Part One: Implementing a World Class Asset Health Management

    Part Two: Striking the Right Balance Between PM and Condition Monitoring (PdM)

    Part Three: Common Traps of the 5 Most Common Condition Monitoring Technologies

    Details

    No. of pages:
    256
    Language:
    English
    Copyright:
    © 2026
    Imprint:
    Gulf Professional Publishing
    Electronic ISBN:
    9780124045903
    Print ISBN:
    9780124017412

    About the author

    Ricky Smith

    Ricky has over 30 years in maintenance and reliability as a maintenance manager, maintenance supervisor, maintenance training specialist, field engineer, maintenance mechanic, maintenance consultant and is a well known published author. Ricky has worked with maintenance organizations in hundreds of facilities, industrial plants, ships, etc, world wide in developing reliability, maintenance and technical training strategies. Prior to joining Allied Reliability in 2008, Ricky worked as a professional maintenance employee for Exxon Company USA, Alumax (this plant was rated the best in the world for over 18 years), Kendall Company, and Hercules Chemical providing the foundation for his reliability and maintenance experience. Ricky is the co-author of “Rules of Thumb for Maintenance and Reliability Engineers”, “Lean Maintenance” and “Industrial Repair, Best Maintenance Repair Practices”. Ricky also writes for different magazines during the past 20 years on technical, reliability and maintenance subjects. Ricky holds certification as Certified Plant Maintenance Manager from the Association of Facilities Engineering as well as a Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional from the Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals. Ricky lives in Charleston, SC with his wife. Aside form spending time with his 3 children and 3 grandchildren, Ricky enjoys kayaking, fishing, hiking and archaeology.