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The Vibration Institute Annual Training Conference & Expo (VIATC) is and has been the premiere conference for vibration analysts and condition monitoring professionals for over 40 years. With in-depth training workshops, technical sessions on emerging industry applications, case studies on challenging problems, and the latest technologies featured in the Exhibit Hall, VIATC is the not-to-be missed event for condition monitoring professionals. Join over 500 of your peers and visit over 50 exhibitors this July in New Orleans!

 

Vibration Institute Annual Training Conference & Expo Agenda

Agenda-At-A-Glance

Monday, July 16th

3:00 – 6:00 p.m. – Registration Desk Hours


Tuesday, July 17th

6:30 a.m. –  Registration Desk Opens

7:00 – 8:00 a.m. – Breakfast

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Morning Pre-Conference Workshops
Course 1a
Rotor Dynamics with Rolling Element Bearings,
Robert Sayer, P.E., Vibration Institute President, Owner of Applied Structural Dynamics

Course 2a
Pump Reliability – Application & Installation
Eugene Vogel, Pump & Vibration Specialist, EASA, Inc.

Asset Condition Management Training Symposium
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
 – Asset Condition Management Course
Speaker: Dave Reiber

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Certified Reliability Leader Workshop
Speaker: Terrence O’Hanlon

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Level 1 Airborne and Structure-Borne Ultrasound Inspector’s Course
Speaker: John Buffinton

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Practical Machinery Lubrication Training Course
Speaker: Mark Barnes

10:00 – 10:30 a.m. – Morning Break

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. – Lunch on the Exhibit Floor

1:00 – 5:00 p.m. – Afternoon Pre-Conference Workshop
Course 1b – Rotordynamics of Rotors using Hydrodynamic Bearings
Ray D. Kelm, P.E., President, Kelm Engineering & Malcolm E. Leader, P.E., Owner Applied Machinery Dynamics Company

Course 2b – Centrifugal Pump Repair – An Opportunity for Improvement
Robert Jennings, Corporate Trainer, Hydro, Inc.

1:00 p.m. – Vibration Institute Basic Machinery Vibration (BMV) Training Course begins

Asset Condition Management Training Symposium
1:00 – 5:00 p.m. – Asset Condition Management Course
Speaker: Dave Reiber

1:00 – 5:00 p.m. – Certified Reliability Leader Workshop
Speaker: Terrence O’Hanlon

1:00 – 5:00 p.m. – Level 1 Airborne and Structure-Borne Ultrasound Inspector’s Course
Speaker: John Buffinton

1:00 – 5:00 p.m. – Practical Machinery Lubrication Training Course
Speaker: Mark Barnes

3:00 – 3:30 p.m. – Afternoon Break

5:00 – 7:00 p.m. – Networking Reception on the Exhibit Floor


Wednesday, July 18th

7:00 – 8:00 a.m. – Breakfast

8:00 – 9:15 a.m. – Opening General Session
Keynote: Why and How Condition Monitoring Professionals Need to Embrace The IOT, Security, and Artificial Intelligence
Dale Maloney, Systems Engineer, Honda America Mfg., Inc.

9:30 – 12:00 p.m. – Two Options to Choose from

Option 1
9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Asset Conditioning Management Training Symposium 2018: Artificial Intelligence & Internet of Things for Condition Monitoring – Technology Showcase Session, Sponsored by: Reliablityweb.com
Terry O’Hanlon CEO, Reliabilityweb.com & Dave Reiber, Senior Reliability Leader

Option 2
9:30 – 10:30 a.m. – Extended break to visit exhibitors
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m – Technical Tracks

Track 1
Balancing Workshop Part 1 – Application of Phase Angle Measurements for Balancing
Tom Spettel, Senior Engineer, HECO PSG & Adam Smith, Senior Reliability Specialist, HECO PSG

Track 2
Vibration Testing and Analysis of Pumps
William D. Marscher, P.E., President & Technical Director, Mechanical Solutions, Inc., & Maki M. Onari, Pump & Turbomachinery Testing Manager, Mechanical Solutions, Inc.

Track 3
Development of a Multi Technology Condition Monitoring Program
Andy Page, Ph.D., Director of Business Process Excellence, Allied Reliability Group

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. – Lunch on exhibit floor

1:00 – 3:00 p.m. – Technical Sessions

Track 1
1:00 – 2:00 p.m. – Motion Amplification: A New Way to Visualize Vibrations (Includes a live demonstration)
Jeff Hay, Ph.D., Founder and CEO, RDI Technologies, Inc.

2:00 – 2:30 p.m. – Wireless Condition Monitoring – A Survey of Wireless Vendors Features and Performance
Ed Spence, CBM Senior Development Consultant, The Machine Instrumentation Group

2:30 – 3:00 p.m. – Photonic Vibration Sensor
Atul Pradhan, Ph.D., Chief Technology Officer, Micatu, Inc.

Track 2
1:00 – 2:00 p.m. – Vane-Pass Resonance, Analysis & Resolution on a 3000 HP BB1 Fan Pump Using Modal/ODS & FEA
Monroe Voyles III, P.E., Solutions Engineer, ITT Goulds Pumps

2:00 – 3:00 p.m. – Practical Implementation of Advanced Torsional Analysis
Malcolm Leader, P.E., Owner, Applied Machinery Dynamics

Track 3
1:00 – 3:00 PM – How to Design, Implement and Maintain a Powerful Oil Analysis Program
Alejandro Meza, Senior Technical Consultant, Noria Corporation

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Asset Condition Management Training Symposium
1:00 p.m – 5:00 p.m. –  Asset Condition Management Course
Speaker: Dave Reiber

1:00 p.m – 5:00 p.m. –  Certified Reliability Leader Workshop
Speaker: Terrence O’Hanlon

1:00 p.m – 5:00 p.m. –  Level 1 Airborne and Structure-Borne Ultrasound Inspector’s Course
Speaker: John Buffinton

1:00 p.m – 5:00 p.m. –  Practical Machinery Lubrication Training Course
Speaker: Mark Barnes

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3:00 p.m. – Afternoon Break

3:30 – 5:00 p.m. – Technical Sessions

Track 1
3:30 – 5:00 p.m. – Balancing Workshop Part II – Field Balancing of Rotors
Tom Spettel, Senior Engineer, HECO PSG & Adam Smith, Senior Reliability Specialist, HECO PSG

Track 2
3:30 – 4:30 p.m. – Introduction to Fixed Equipment Vibration Part 1: FIV and Random Response
Gyorgy Szasz, Ph.D., Staff Consultant, Stress Engineering Services, Inc.

4:30 – 5:00 p.m. – Understanding Non-Linear Signals
Ronald L. Eshleman, Ph.D., Founder & Technical Director of Training, Vibration Institute

Track 3
3:30 – 4:30 p.m. – New Shaft Alignment Standard Explained
Eugene Vogel, Pump & Vibration Specialist, EASA, Inc.

4:30 – 5:00 p.m. – Acceptance Testing of Rotordynamic Pumps – Aligning Industry Practice with American National Standards Per ANSI/HI 9.6.4
Peter Gaydon, Director of Technical Affairs, Hydraulic Institute

5:00 – 7:00 p.m. – Closing Networking Reception on the Exhibit Floor

6:45 p.m. – Passport/Prize drawing


Thursday, July 19th

7:00 – 8:00 a.m. –  Breakfast

8:00 – 9:00 a.m. General Session

Keynote: Facing the Challenge – Engineering Overview of the New Orleans PCCP Monster Pumps
Jack Claxton, P.E., Vice President, Engineering, Patterson Pump Company

9:15 – 10:00 a.m. – Technical Sessions

Track 1
Communication and accountability are the keys to Success in Condition Based Maintenance
Forrest Pardue, President/Owner 24/7 Systems

Track 2
Torsional Damping Benefits for Reciprocating Compressors
Thomas J. Stephens, P.E., Senior Equipment Specialist, Ariel Corporation

Track 3
Dynamics of Pumping Machinery – Proper Upfront Analysis Limits Vibration Problems in the Field Per ANSI/HI 9.6.8
Peter Gaydon, Director of Technical Affairs, Hydraulic Institute

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Asset Condition Management Training Symposium
9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. – Asset Condition Management Course
Speaker: Dave Reiber

9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. – Certified Reliability Leader Workshop
Speaker: Terrence O’Hanlon

9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. –  Level 1 Airborne and Structure-Borne Ultrasound Inspector’s Course
Speaker: John Buffinton

9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. – Practical Machinery Lubrication Training Course
Speaker: Mark Barnes

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10:00 – 10:30 a.m. – Networking Break

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Technical Sessions

Track 1
10:30 – 11:30 a.m. – Static-Couple Balancing Application within the Power Industry
Thomas B. Lantrip, P.E., Principle Engineer, Southern Company

11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Industrial IEPE Accelerometer that Uses Bias Voltage to Measure and Compensate for Temperatire
George Zusman, Ph.D., D.Sc., Owner, Vibration Measurement Solution, Inc.

Track 2
10:30 – 11:30 a.m. – Introduction to Fixed Equipment Vibration Part 2: Piping Vibration
Gyorgy Szasz, Ph.D., Staff Consultant, Stress Engineering Services

11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Torsional Vibrations of Reciprocating Compressors
Aly El-Shafei, Ph.D., Managing Director RITEC, Egypt

Track 3
Academic Sessions, to be announced

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. – Lunch

1:00 – 3:00 p.m. – Technical Sessions

Track 1
1:00 – 3:00 p.m. – Stiffness & Machine Vibration
Barry T. Cease, Owner, Cease Industrial Consulting

Track 2
1:00 – 2:00 p.m. – Review of Atkins and Perez Rotor Stability Tests with Various Five Pad Tilting Pad Bearings
Edgar J. Gunter, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, University of Virginia

2:00 – 2:30 p.m. – Steam Turbine Reliability Improvement and Optimization
Allan McNally, Owner, McNally, LLC

2:30 – 3:00 p.m. – Are New MEMS Accelerometers Really Game Changers? A Comparison of Accelerometer Technologies – Performance and Features
Ed Spence, CBM Senior Development Consultant, The Machine Instrumentation Group & Renard Klubnik, Senior Application Engineer, Wilcoxon Sensing Technologies

Track 3
Academic Sessions, to be announced

3:00 – 3:30 p.m. – Networking Break

3:30 – 5:00 p.m. – Technical Sessions

Track 1
Balance Machine Review and Applying Balancing Tolerances
Pete Ehlers, Director of Sales & Marketing, Schenck Trebel Corporation

Track 2
Gas Turbine and Generator Case Study
Timothy S. Irwin, Engineering Manager, Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems & E. Peyton Swan, P.E., Machinery Diagnostics Services Manager, Brüel & Kjaer Vibro America

Track 3
Electrical and Current Signature Analysis of Electric Motors & Machines and Correlation with Vibration and Motion Amplification
Howard W. Penrose, Ph.D., President, MotordDoc LLC

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Asset Condition Management Training Symposium Exams
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Certified Reliability Leader Exam
The Association of Asset Management Professionals (AMP) has developed an exam based on the holistic system of Uptime® Elements™ and the CRL Body of Knowledge (BoK). The proctored exam consists of 125 multiple choice questions within a two-hour timeframe. Those sitting for the exam will need to bring their own WIFI enabled laptop or tablet.
The cost for the exam is $299 USD.
You will be able to register for the exam during the registration process for this event.

3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – ICML Machinery Lubrication Technician (MLT1) Exam
The cost for the exam is $275 USD.

3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Level 1 Airborne and Structure Borne Ultrasound Exam
The cost is included for participants of the Level 1 Airborne and Structure Borne Ultrasound Course


Friday, July 20th

7:00 – 8:00 a.m.– Breakfast

8:00 – 10:00 a.m. – Focus Session 1
*includes Vibration Institute Annual Meeting

SEMAJIB: A Versatile High Performance Smart Bearing
Aly El-Shafai, Ph.D., Managing Director RITEC, Egypt

An Intermittent Abnormal Vibration of a Large Steam Turbine
Mamdouh B. Al-Aidarous, P.E., Engineering Consultant, Saudi Aramco

10:00 – 10:30 a.m. – Networking Break

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 pm. – Focus Session 2

Lessons learned in 35 years of Troubleshooting Vibration Problems
Nelson L. Baxter, P.E., President, ABM Technical

12:00 – 5:00 p.m. – Post-Conference Workshop

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Lunch

1:00 – 5:00 p.m. Workshop
Roadmap to Effective Vibration Diagnostics
Robert Sayer, P.E., President Vibration Institute & Owner, Applied Structural Dynamics

3:00 – 3:30 p.m. Networking Break


Saturday, July 21st

7:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Certification Exams

7:00 a.m. – breakfast and check-in

8:00 a.m. – Exams begin, doors locked

Detailed Technical Program

   Tuesday, July 17

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 pm - PreCon Workshop Course 1A - Rotor Dynamics with Rolling Element Bearings: Robert Sayer, P.E., President, Vibration Institute, Owner of Applied Structural Dynamics

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Abstract: Determining the dynamic response of rotors operating in anti-frictions (rolling element) bearings can be a bit daunting. This class will help you to understand how to determine the response of various rotor configurations operating with anti-friction bearings.

The course will cover the basics of various rotor configurations and compare responses of impellers located mid-span between bearings with impellers located off-center or overhung.  Other topics include the effect of foundation stiffness and asymmetric bearing stiffness on rotor response, interaction between shaft and impeller dynamics, the effects of centrifugal stiffening of impellers on rotor response, and gyroscopic effects.  The limitations of different calculation methods will be discussed.

Bio: Robert Sayer, PE is the President of the Vibration Institute and owner of Applied Structural Dynamics (Westerville, Ohio).  He has more than forty-two years of experience as a mechanical and structural engineering consultant to a wide range of industries including pulp & paper, mining & metals, fossil-fuel & nuclear power generation, petrochemical, food processing, glass manufacturing, and aerospace & defense.  Mr. Sayer provides analytical and experimental dynamic analysis of mechanical equipment for design projects, structural and mechanical failure studies, and process reliability and efficiency studies.  Mr. Sayer holds engineering degrees from Ohio University (BSCE), Cleveland State University (MSIE), and Purdue University (MSCE).  Mr. Sayer is a regular contributor at technical conferences and has published over 50 technical articles and co-authored 2 chapters in “The Simplified Handbook of Vibration Analysis”.

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. - PreCon Course 2A - Pump Reliability – Application & Installation: Eugene Vogel, Pump & Vibration Specialist, EASA, Inc.

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Abstract: Pump reliability depends on three things: a pump must be properly designed and constructed, a pump must be properly matched to the application and a pump must be properly installed. Learn how to properly match and install a pump to an application for improved performance, better reliability, and longer life. This is true even when using top quality pumps. If not selected and installed properly, the pump will likely fail long before expected.

This presentation will introduce the important concepts of pump curves and system curves that are needed to properly match a pump to an application. The introduction to pump and system curves will include a review of some basic fluid mechanics and related terminology. The key elements of pump installations will be reviewed, including foundations, piping concerns, alignment and tips for startup of new pump installations.

Bio: Before joining EASA as Pump and Vibration Specialist, Gene Vogel operated his own business, General Maintenance Equipment/Engineering, Inc. (GME), a marketing service and training organization for industrial maintenance and related technologies. With over 40 years of experience, he also has an extensive background in vibration, dynamic balancing, and chaired the St. Louis Chapter of the Vibration Institute from 1993-2000.

12:00 - 1:00 p.m. - Lunch on the Exhibit Floor

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

1:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m.- PreCon Course 1B - Rotordynamics of Rotors using Hydrodynamic Bearings: Ray D. Kelm, P.E., President, Kelm Engineering & Malcolm E. Leader, P.E., Owner Applied Machinery Dynamics Company

1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Abstract: Rotordynamics using hydrodynamic bearings is generally considered a difficult topic and not well understood by vibration analysts. Learn to systematically break down and evaluate the rotor system, to calculate and understand overall response, and to determine corrective actions to improve performance.

The course will cover a review of basic rotor dynamic issues for rotors that operate on fluid film (hydrodynamic) bearings.  Modeling methods will be discussed, including the impact of bearings and seals on the response of a typical rotor.  The influence of the supporting structure will also be evaluated to understand the effect of mounting machines in flexible structures or supports.

Typical methods for improving rotor response will be reviewed, including modification of rotor details, location and type of bearings used, as well as modifications to support details.  Typical rotor modeling software will be used to demonstrate typical rotor model building with common features found on rotors.

Bio: Ray D. Kelm, P.E. is the president of Kelm Engineering, LLC which is a professional engineering firm located in Houston, TX.  His primary duties include numerical modeling of dynamic systems including rotors, structures, piping, and other dynamic systems.  In addition, he conducts frequent field testing of dynamic systems for the purpose of validating numerical models and determining paths for correction of high vibration or performance related problems.  Ray has a BSME from Texas A&M, a MSME from University of Virginia, is a registered professional engineer in the state of Texas, a member of ASME, a Category IV certified vibration consultant, a member of the Board of Directors for the Vibration Institute, and a training instructor for Vibration Institute.

Bio: Malcolm Leader is the owner of Applied Machinery Dynamics Company in Durango, Colorado. After working for Monsanto Company in Texas City for 9 years, Malcolm has run his own turbomachinery consulting business for 31 years. With a focus on providing practical solutions, he specializes in lateral rotordynamics including bearing and seal design optimizations as well as steady state and transient torsional analyses and coupling design.

Malcolm received his BSME in 1977, his MSME in 1978 from the University of Virginia, and is certified Category IV by the Vibration Institute. Malcolm has worked on over 206 stability and reliability problems involving hydrodynamic bearings and has more than 36 publications in the machinery and rotordynamics fields. He is an ASME Fellow and a registered Professional Engineer in the state of Texas.

1:00 - 5:00 p.m. - PreCon 2B - Centrifugal Pump Repair – An Opportunity for Improvement: Robert Jennings, Senior Account Manager, HydroAire Service, Inc.

1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Abstract: All pumps fail; some sooner than others, but all eventually fail, however, every pump repair is an opportunity for improvement. Learn how to properly evaluate and repair pumps to improve performance and extend service life.

Our ability to monitor and predict eminent failure is why we monitor pressures, flows, temperature, and vibration. But when a failure ultimately occurs, we have two options: either replace parts and restore the pump to its original condition or look for opportunities to upgrade and improve it. Unfortunately, turnaround time, production demands, and financial viability are most often the deciding factors rather than the best repair strategy. This course will look at common causes for pump failure, root cause analysis, best repair practices, and opportunities for improvement.

Henry Ford once said, “If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got.”  If nothing changes, nothing changes. It’s time to change what you are doing!

Bio:  Starting at the pump application desk in 1976, Bob Jennings has worked in sales, repair, and troubleshooting pumping systems for over 40 years. Mr. Jennings currently oversees Hydro’s Pump System Optimization initiative for high energy pumps.

Bob has studied the Arts at the College of DuPage, Mechanical Engineering at the University of Illinois, is the training instructor for Hydro, Inc., and the lead instructor for HydroAire training seminars. He has taught many classes, such as, Basic Pump Hydraulics, Selection & Application of Pumps, Operation & Maintenance of Pumps, and Troubleshooting Pumps in the Field.

5:00 – 7:00 p.m. - Networking Reception on the Exhibit Floor

5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

   Tuesday, July 17 – Certified Reliability Leader Workshop

 

8:00 - 8:45 a.m. - Asset Condition Management Symposium Keynote: Reliablity Leadership, Terrence O'Hanlon, CEO/Publisher, Reliabilityweb.com & Uptime Magazine

Do You Speak Reliability?

World-class organizations recognize that success is achieved through leadership. However, they also realize that results are only delivered through engagement and empowerment of everyone in the workforce. Leadership does not come from one person; it comes from everyone. This is especially true for reliability.

Speaker

Terrence O’Hanlon, CMRP is an asset management leader specializing in reliability and operational excellence.

He is a popular keynote presenter with the ability to deliver awareness about the business advantages of asset management to top management. He is the Chief Executive Officer of Reliabilityweb.com and Publisher for Uptime® Magazine, a print and digital publishing company and event management group. The group also publishes over 100 books and maintains a deep body of knowledge on these topics.

9:00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m. - Certified Reliability Workshop, Terrence O'Hanlon, CEO/Publisher, Reliabilityweb.com & Uptime Magazine
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. – Lunch on the Exhibit Floor
5:00 – 7:00 pm. – Networking Reception on Exhibit Floor

Do You Speak Reliability?

World-class organizations recognize that success is achieved through leadership. However, they also realize that results are only delivered through engagement and empowerment of everyone in the workforce. Leadership does not come from one person; it comes from everyone. This is especially true for reliability.

The Certified Reliability Leader workshop focuses on whole-life asset reliability decisions and whole-life value delivery through leadership. The system provides guidance and is a map of theory, to engage and empower every stakeholder in your organization as a Reliability Leader.

Certified Reliability Leader Workshops

The Certified Reliability Leader Workshop is designed to teach the language of reliability, so students can discover what it is to “BE” a Reliability Leader and to exercise reliability leadership as natural self-expression. The workshop will include lectures, audio and video case studies from industry “thought leaders” and Uptime Magazine’s Best Maintenance Reliability Program Award Winners.

Speaker

Terrence O’Hanlon, CMRP is an asset management leader specializing in reliability and operational excellence.

He is a popular keynote presenter with the ability to deliver awareness about the business advantages of asset management to top management. He is the Chief Executive Officer of Reliabilityweb.com and Publisher for Uptime® Magazine, a print and digital publishing company and event management group. The group also publishes over 100 books and maintains a deep body of knowledge on these topics.

Tuesday Agenda
8:00 a.m. Introduction to Reliability Leadership Imperial 1, Floor 4 – Terrence O’Hanlon
10:15 a.m. Reliability Engineering for Maintenance Imperial 1, Floor 4 – Terrence O’Hanlon
Noon-1 p.m. Exhibit Opening Luncheon on Exhibit floor
1 p.m. Asset Condition Management part 1 Imperial 1, Floor 4 – Dave Reiber
2 – 5 p.m. Vibration Analysis Featuring Imperial 1, Floor 4 – guest speaker Jim and Dave Berry, Technical Associates of Charlotte
5-7 Networking Session

 

 

5:00 – 7:00 p.m. - Networking Reception on the Exhibit Floor

5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

   Wednesday, July 18

8:00 - 9:15 a.m. - Opening General Session Keynote: Dale Maloney, Systems Engineer, Honda America Mfg., Inc

8:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.

Why and How Condition Monitoring Professionals Need to Embrace The IOT, Security, and Artificial Intelligence
Dale Maloney, Systems Engineer, Honda America Mfg., Inc.

More than anything, I love to solve problems. While a great design is as mesmerizing as great music, when I see that something important is not as it ought to be, there’s a good chance it will capture my attention, whether or not I want it to.

Modern manufacturing technology has created an unending supply of wonderful challenges. Their future focused solutions must lay a reliability minded foundation for smart factory and control systems Cyber Security.

My approach is populist, SME focused from the bottom up, even “rogue.” Change makes some uncomfortable, but for change to be profitable, it must align put new tools (with freedom to use them) in the hands of the people who comprehend the dynamic values required. We are digitizing the factory with RCM criticality based, edge driven approach, while providing measurable business value now.

To shape our vision, IT / OT organizational change and collaboration is essential to align technologies with expertise. We are working through that process in a rapidly changing world, sifting out the hype.

Yes, IoT is real, but most applications that make sense are fleet and distributed. Discreet manufacturing is a different animal and IIoT is a piece to be defined. Some think SCADA is obsolete, but they’ve been fooled by cloud evangelists. Cloud has a place in the Industry 4.0 future and machine learning analytics has real potential that is just now on the cusp of maturity to deliver real value. We are developing analytics solutions that address prioritized problems, but always with an eye on cybersecurity and an effective organization structured to sustain it.

9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Opiton 1: Asset Conditioning Management Symposium 2018: Artificial Intelligence & Internet of Things for Condition Monitoring - Technology Showcase Session, Sponsored by: Reliablityweb.com

9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Abstract: Are you interested in learning more about artificial intelligence, machine learning and the industrial Internet of things for asset condition management?

Join Terrence O’Hanlon, CEO and Dave Reiber, Senior Reliability Leader at Reliabilityweb.com for a vibrant technology-focused session that will provide a wide variety of smart connected solutions that are available today.

Bio: Terrence O’Hanlon, CMRP, CEO Reliabilityweb.com is an asset management leader specializing in reliability and operational excellence.

He is a popular keynote presenter with the ability to deliver awareness about the business advantages of asset management to top management. He is the Chief Executive Office of Reliabilityweb.com and Publisher for Uptime® Magazine, a print and digital publishing company and event management group. The group also publishes over 100 books and maintains a deep body of knowledge on these topics.

9:30 - 10:30 a.m. - Option 2: Extended Networking Break on the Exhibit Floor

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m - Option 2: Track 1: Balancing Workshop Part 1, Phase Angle Measurements for Balancing

10:30 a.m. – Noon

Abstract: Understanding phase angle is the key to successful dynamic balancing. This workshop introduces the use of phase angle measurements for field balancing and includes live demonstrations Topics include: phase definition, how to measure phase, what is a phase angle, and how phase is used to determine the heavy spot.

Bio: Prior to joining HECO Predictive Services Group in 2013, Tom Spettel was the President of P-M-S-I for 27 years. Previously, he worked as a project engineer, maintenance engineer, senior rotating equipment engineer, sales manager, consulting engineer, training instructor, consulting engineering manager and training manager for Chrysler, Shell Oil and Chemical, and Bently Nevada. Tom is past Executive VP of the Vibration Institute and a member of the Board of Directors.

Bio: Adam Smith served 10 years in the United States Marine Corps as an Aircraft Non-destructive Inspection Technician, Staff Sergeant, and Quality Assurance Representative. He has earned an Associate in Management degree, Journeyman Certificates in Non-destructive Testing and Airframes Mechanic, and Airborne Ultrasound Level 1. Adam is a Category III Vibration Analyst and is a CMRT.

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Option 2: Track 2: Vibration Analysis of Pumps, William D. Marscher, P.E. & Maki M. Onari, Mechanical Solutions

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Track 2: Vibration Testing and Analysis of Pumps
William D. Marscher, P.E., President and Technical Director, Mechanical Solutions, Inc. &
Maki M. Onari, Pump & Turbomachinery Testing Manager, Mechanical Solutions, Inc.

Abstract: Vibration analysis is very relevant to centrifugal pumps for two reasons. First, if excessive, it has the potential to directly cause wear and damage. Second, vibration is useful for monitoring and diagnosing fault conditions prior to failure. This tutorial will provide a broad presentation of the various modern testing and analysis techniques for vibration analysis of centrifugal pumps and explain them in terms that will be understandable by non-experts.

Bio: Bill Marscher has 45 years of experience designing and troubleshooting pumps and various types of turbomachinery and reciprocating machinery. He has BS and MS degrees in Engineering from Cornell University, and an MS in Engineering Physics from RPI.  His past employers included Pratt & Whitney, and Worthington/ Dresser Industries.  He is Vice Chair of the Hydraulic Institute Pump Vibration Committee, and is a 15 year member of the Texas A&M Pump Symposium Advisory Committee.

 

Bio: Maki Onari has over 20 years of experience in the machinery maintenance field.  He has a BS in Engineering from Zulia University and has worked as a machinery maintenance engineer for PDVSA and Pequiven El Tablazo Refinery. He is an author of the Pump Handbook on Mechanical Behavior, a presenter of the Vibration Short Course at the Pump & Turbomachinery Symposium, and is a U.S. representative to the ISO TC108/SC2 Standards Committee.

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Option 2: Track 3: Development of a Multi Technology Condition Monitoring Program

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Track 3: Development of a Multi-Technology Condition Monitoring Program
Andy Page Ph.D., Director, Business Process Excellence Allied Reliability Group

Abstract: The most successful Condition Monitoring Programs utilize multiple inspection technologies to assess plant assets, yielding a collaborative view of equipment health while expanding covered failure modes. We will begin with an exploration of the failure modes of common equipment and identify which Condition Monitoring inspection technologies can detect equipment defects that lead to failure. Examples of both route-based multi-technology inspections and permanent inline monitoring solutions utilizing the four primary technologies – Vibration, Infrared Thermography, Ultrasound, and Oil Analysis will be presented.

Bio: Andy Page has over 25 years of experience in maintenance and reliability and is currently the Director of Business Process Excellence for Allied Reliability Group. Prior to this, he was the Director of the Advanced Diagnostics group and served as a Principal Consultant for ARG. Past positions include: VP of Operations for Reliability Solutions, Asset Reliability Manager at Martin Marietta Aggregates, Regional Services Manager for CSI, and Maintenance Engineer at Noranda Aluminum. Andy has a Ph.D. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology, is a Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional (CMRP) through SMRP, and a Six Sigma Master Black Belt.

12:00 - 1:00 p.m. - Lunch on the Exhibit Floor

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. - Track 1: Motion Amplification: A New Way to Visualize Vibrations (Includes a live demonstration); Jeff Hay, Ph.D., Founder and CEO, RDI Technologies, Inc.

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Track 1: Motion Amplification: A New Way to Visualize Vibrations
Jeff Hay, Ph.D., Founder and CEO, RDI Technologies, Inc.

Abstract: Motion Amplification (MA) is a video-processing technique that detects subtle vibrations of structures and amplifies them to a level visible to the naked eye; demonstration included. Videos created using MA maintain phase information and enhance the understanding of the structural motion. The modes of a simple cantilever beam study will be examined and a series of case studies will be examined including the identification and diagnosis of structural issues common to motors and pumps.

Bio: Jeff Hay, PhD is the founder and CEO of RDI Technologies.  He is the inventor and visionary behind the Iris M platform that allows you to amplify and measure motion with the use of video.  His products are moving industrial vibration to the visual spectrum.  His passion is using his background in applied optical technology to change the way you see machinery and maintenance.

2:00 – 2:30 p.m. - Track 1: Wireless Condition Monitoring – A Survey of Wireless Vendors Features and Performance

2:00 – 2:30 p.m.

Track 1: Wireless Condition Monitoring – A Survey of Wireless Vendors, Features and Performance
Ed Spence, CBM Senior Development Consultant, The Machine Instrumentation Group

Abstract: Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN) for Condition Monitoring may be the fastest growing product category in the reliability and maintenance segment today. Enabled by advances in low power semiconductor technology, energy harvesting, low power radio protocols and MEMS Accelerometers, Wireless Networks extend the reach of traditional route based approaches. This survey compares the key features and specifications of the wireless systems available today.

Bio: Ed Spence is the Founder of The Machine Instrumentation Group, representing a collaborative network of product and service providers that help machine OEMs to instrument their own equipment for condition monitoring. Network competencies include machine characterization analytics for the development of predictive health indicators, custom sensor development and deployable condition monitoring solutions.

2:30 – 3:00 p.m. - Track 1: Photonic Vibration Sensor

2:30 – 3:00 p.m.

Photonic Vibration Sensor
Atul Pradhan, Ph.D., Chief Technology Officer, Micatu, Inc.

Abstract: Measuring low frequency displacement on slow speed machinery is a difficult task at best. The PHOVIS™ Optical Sensor is a highly accurate optical sensor for monitoring vibration displacement, velocity, and acceleration over a large frequency range, including very slow speeds, and in harsh industrial environments. Learn about the advantages of this technology and how it can be used with both new and legacy Condition Monitoring Systems.

Bio: Dr. Atul Pradhan is Chief Technology Officer and a cofounder of Micatu Inc. He holds a PhD in Physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His experience includes product development, project management, engineering and design of advanced photonic components, sophisticated opto-mechanical lenses, instruments, and assemblies.

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. - Track 2: Vane-Pass Resonance, Analysis & Resolution on a 3000 HP BB1 Fan Pump Using Modal/ODS & FEA Monroe Voyles, Solutions Engineer, ITT Goulds Pumps

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Vane Pass Resonance, Analysis, & Resolution on a 3000 HP BB1 Fan Pump using Modal/ODS & FEA
Monroe Voyles, Solutions Engineer, ITT Goulds Pumps

Abstract: Vane-pass pressure pulsations and resulting vibration is normal in centrifugal pumps. In some cases, however, the resulting vane-pass vibration amplitudes can be excessive due to amplification by a resonance. In this case study, excessive vane-pass vibration amplitudes caused by structural and possibly acoustic resonances were reduced to acceptable levels. The solution, involving the use of Modal/ODS analysis and FEA, included pump modifications and a speed change to improve performance at a minimal cost.

Bio: Monroe Voyles is a mechanical engineer with 22 years of experience; 7 in a chemical plant, 3 in a refinery, 9 as a pump improvement engineer for Flowserve, and 3 as a Solutions Engineer for ITT Goulds Pumps. He has experience monitoring and troubleshooting most types of industrial machinery using Root Cause Failure Analysis, Vibration Analysis, and is proficient in Finite Element Modeling.

2:00 – 3:00 p.m. - Track 2: Torsional Vibration Analysis, Malcolm Leader, P.E., Owner, Applied Machinery Dynamics

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Practical Implementation of Advanced Torsional Analysis
Malcolm E. Leader, P.E., Applied Machinery Dynamics Company

Abstract: Although torsional vibration and analyses are important in rotating machinery, they are not well understood by most analysts. This paper presents a user-friendly approach to torsional analysis, including, a review of basic methods. Learn to calculate the stiffness and inertia of machine parts for 2 and 3-mass systems and determine their transient forced response. Computer modeling of more complex systems is also discussed.

Bio: Malcolm Leader is the owner of Applied Machinery Dynamics Company specializing in rotordynamics solutions. He provides services on bearing and seal design optimizations, steady state and transient torsional analyses, coupling design, and has worked on over 206 rotating equipment trains.  After working for Monsanto Company for 9 years he has run his own consulting business for the past 31 years. Malcolm received his BSME in 1977, his MSME in 1978 from the University of Virginia, and is certified Category IV by the Vibration Institute. Malcolm has more than 36 publications in the machinery and rotordynamics field, is an ASME Fellow, and a registered Professional Engineer in the state of Texas.

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. - Track 3: How to Design, Implement and Maintain a Powerful Oil Analysis Program, Alejandro Meza, Senior Technical Consultant, Noria Corporation

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Track 3: How to Design, Implement and Maintain a Powerful Oil Analysis Program
Alejandro Meza, Senior Technical Consultant, Noria Corporation

Abstract: How effective is your oil analysis program? Many programs are limited in their potential because of a lack of vision. Too often the maintenance or reliability person responsible for the oil analysis program simply accepts a program that has been proposed by the lubricant vendor or a third-party lab, assuming that it will meet the needs of the plant. This workshop will provide an overview of the correct practices for designing, implementing and maintaining an effective oil analysis program. Attendees will learn how to customize a program to meet specific machine conditions, equipment criticality and reliability objectives.

Bio: Noria’s Alejandro Meza offer more than 20 years of experience in the lubricant industry, technical services, quality assurance, training, consulting and development in Brazil, Mexico, the United States and the Americas region. He has represented Noria in Brazil, developing and delivering training programs along with field and consulting services, and has also delivered Noria services in Australia, New Zealand, Argentina and Surinam. He is certified by the International Council for Machinery Lubrication as a level II Machinery Lubrication Technician and a level III Machine Lubricant Analyst.

3:30 – 5:00 p.m. - Track 1: Balancing Workshop Part II – Field Balancing of Rotors, Tom Spettel, Senior Engineer, HECO PSG & Adam Smith, Senior Reliability Specialist, HECO PSG

3:30 – 5:00 p.m.

Abstract: Learn the proper step-by-step procedures required to effectively field balance rotors using calibration/trial weights. The balance procedure is demonstrated using live interactive demonstrations. Topics include: safety considerations, trial weight calculation, determining the BEST trial weight location, graphical and software single plane solutions, and 2-plane procedures.

Bio: Prior to joining HECO Predictive Services Group in 2013, Tom Spettel was the President of P-M-S-I for 27 years. Previously, he worked as a project engineer, maintenance engineer, senior rotating equipment engineer, sales manager, consulting engineer, training instructor, consulting engineering manager and training manager for Chrysler, Shell Oil and Chemical, and Bently Nevada. Tom is past Executive VP of the Vibration Institute and a member of the Board of Directors.

Bio: Adam Smith served 10 years in the United States Marine Corps as an Aircraft Non-destructive Inspection Technician, Staff Sergeant, and Quality Assurance Representative. He has earned an Associate in Management degree, Journeyman Certificates in Non-destructive Testing and Airframes Mechanic, and Airborne Ultrasound Level 1. Adam is a Category III Vibration Analyst and is a CMRT.

3:30 – 4:30 p.m. - Track 2: Introduction to Fixed Equipment Vibration Part 1: FIV and Random Response, Gyorgy Szasz, Ph.D., Stress Engineering Services, Inc.

3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Introduction to Fixed Equipment Vibration, Part 1:  Flow Induced Vibration and Random Response
Gyorgy Szasz, Ph.D., Stress Engineering Services, Inc.

Abstract: Flow-induced vibration (FIV) problems with plant equipment present a challenge and require different assessment methods than typical machinery vibration analysis. These types of vibration problems require familiarity with fluid dynamics and fluid-structure interaction. The types of FIV that occur in industry are categorized, while introducing concepts such as turbulence, multi-phase flow, vortex shedding and cavitation. Concepts from probability and statistics are introduced to help characterize random vibration data in ways that facilitate analysis and comparison to acceptance criteria.

Bio: Dr. György Szász is a Staff Consultant at Stress Engineering Services, Inc (SES) with over 20 years of experience in field vibration testing, measurement, analysis, reporting, and has done extensive field work both in and outside of North America. Prior to joining SES, he worked for Structural Integrity Associates and Southern Company Services. He has performed numerous vibration and stress related piping analyses, including the use of piping modeling software.  He received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Auburn University and is, certified Category IV by VI, a member of ASME, the Chairman of VI Committee, a VI Board member, and a former member of the ASME Technical Committee on Sound and Vibration.

4:30 – 5:00 p.m. - Track 2: Vibration Analysis of Non-Linear Signals, Ronald L. Eshleman, Ph.D., Founder, Technical Director of Training, Vibration Institute

4:30 – 5:00 p.m.

Track 2: Vibration Analysis of Non-Linear Signals
Ronald L. Eshleman, Ph.D., Vibration Institute Founder & Technical Director of Training, Vibration Institute

Abstract: Many signals from reciprocating and rotating machines are subject to non-linear modification because of support variable stiffness, transmission path modification, and signal interaction. As a result, non-traditional spectral components may appear. It is often necessary to consult the associated time waveform to clarify what these components mean. Some suggested techniques are offered to help the analyst relate these signals to machine behavior and condition.

Bio: Ronald Eshleman, with over 50 years of experience, is one of the founders of the Vibration Institute and currently serves as the Institute’s Technical Director for Training. Prior to this position, he served as President and Director of the VI for over 35 years and before 1975, held the position of Science Advisor at IIT Research Institute. Dr. Eshleman holds a Ph.D. from Illinois Institute of Technology, an MSME from Lehigh University, and a BSME from Lafayette College. He is a Fellow of ASME, ASA, MFPT, and is a member of Tau Beta Pi, the engineering honor society.

3:30 – 4:30 p.m. - Track 3: New Shaft Alignment Standard Explained Eugene Vogel, Pump & Vibration Specialist, EASA, Inc.

3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Track 3: New Shaft Alignment Standard Explained
Eugene Vogel, Pump & Vibration Specialist, EASA, Inc.

Abstract: At last someone has addressed the need for a comprehensive Standard for aligning flexible coupled machines. The Vibration Institute, in cooperation with the Acoustic Society of America (ASA), has completed three years of work on the Shaft Alignment Methodology Standard ANSI/ASA S2.75 Part1: Shaft Alignment Methodology, Part 1: General Principles, Methods, Practices, and Tolerances. This session will introduce attendees to the organization of the document and the critical tolerances it establishes.

Bio: Before joining EASA as Pump and Vibration Specialist, Gene Vogel operated his own business, General Maintenance Equipment/Engineering, Inc. (GME), a marketing service and training organization for industrial maintenance and related technologies. With over 40 years of experience, he also has an extensive background in vibration, dynamic balancing, and chaired the St. Louis Chapter of the Vibration Institute from 1993-2000.

4:30 – 5:00 p.m. - Track 3: Acceptance Testing of Rotordynamic Pumps – Aligning Industry Practice with American National Standards Per ANSI/HI 9.6.4 Peter Gaydon, Director of Technical Affairs, Hydraulic Institute

4:30 – 5:00 p.m.

Track 3: Acceptance Testing of Rotordynamic Pumps – Aligning Industry Practice with American National Standards per ANSI/HI 9.6.4
Peter Gaydon, Director of Technical Affairs, Hydraulic Institute

Abstract: A key problem for vibration analysts is to know where to make measurements, what measurement to make, and what levels are acceptable on various machinery. This session will cover ANSI/HI Standard 9.6.4 Rotodynamic Pumps for Vibration Measurements and Allowable Values.  Learn how to measure and qualify rotordynamic pumps by pump type and operating parameters and how to determine their acceptable vibration levels.

Bio: Mr. Peter Gaydon is the Director of Technical Affairs at the Hydraulic Institute with technical responsibility for all standards, guidebooks, and technical programs of the Hydraulic Institute, as well as management of governmental regulations committees with technical scope. Prior to joining the Hydraulic Institute, he held design, development, and test engineering positions with major pump manufacturers, with a focus on field testing and vibration analysis in his most recent position. Mr. Gaydon is a level III vibration analyst and obtained his B.S. Degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Alfred.

5:00 – 7:00 p.m. - Closing Networking Reception on the Exhibit Floor

5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, July 18 – Certified Reliability Leader Workshop

 

8:00 - 9:15 a.m. - Opening General Session Keynote: Dale Maloney, Systems Engineer, Honda America Mfg., Inc

8:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.

Why and How Condition Monitoring Professionals Need to Embrace The IOT, Security, and Artificial Intelligence
Dale Maloney, Systems Engineer, Honda America Mfg., Inc.

More than anything, I love to solve problems. While a great design is as mesmerizing as great music, when I see that something important is not as it ought to be, there’s a good chance it will capture my attention, whether or not I want it to.

Modern manufacturing technology has created an unending supply of wonderful challenges. Their future focused solutions must lay a reliability minded foundation for smart factory and control systems Cyber Security.

My approach is populist, SME focused from the bottom up, even “rogue.” Change makes some uncomfortable, but for change to be profitable, it must align put new tools (with freedom to use them) in the hands of the people who comprehend the dynamic values required. We are digitizing the factory with RCM criticality based, edge driven approach, while providing measurable business value now.

To shape our vision, IT / OT organizational change and collaboration is essential to align technologies with expertise. We are working through that process in a rapidly changing world, sifting out the hype.

Yes, IoT is real, but most applications that make sense are fleet and distributed. Discreet manufacturing is a different animal and IIoT is a piece to be defined. Some think SCADA is obsolete, but they’ve been fooled by cloud evangelists. Cloud has a place in the Industry 4.0 future and machine learning analytics has real potential that is just now on the cusp of maturity to deliver real value. We are developing analytics solutions that address prioritized problems, but always with an eye on cybersecurity and an effective organization structured to sustain it.

12:00 - 1:00 p.m. - Lunch on the Exhibit Floor

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

1:00 - 5.00 p.m. - Certified Reliability Workshop, Terrence O'Hanlon, CEO/Publisher, Reliabilityweb.com & Uptime Magazine
Do You Speak Reliability?

World-class organizations recognize that success is achieved through leadership. However, they also realize that results are only delivered through engagement and empowerment of everyone in the workforce. Leadership does not come from one person; it comes from everyone. This is especially true for reliability.

The Certified Reliability Leader workshop focuses on whole-life asset reliability decisions and whole-life value delivery through leadership. The system provides guidance and is a map of theory, to engage and empower every stakeholder in your organization as a Reliability Leader.

Certified Reliability Leader Workshops

The Certified Reliability Leader Workshop is designed to teach the language of reliability, so students can discover what it is to “BE” a Reliability Leader and to exercise reliability leadership as natural self-expression. The workshop will include lectures, audio and video case studies from industry “thought leaders” and Uptime Magazine’s Best Maintenance Reliability Program Award Winners.

Speaker

Terrence O’Hanlon, CMRP is an asset management leader specializing in reliability and operational excellence.

He is a popular keynote presenter with the ability to deliver awareness about the business advantages of asset management to top management. He is the Chief Executive Officer of Reliabilityweb.com and Publisher for Uptime® Magazine, a print and digital publishing company and event management group. The group also publishes over 100 books and maintains a deep body of knowledge on these topics.

Wednesday, July 18
8 – 9:15 a.m. Keynote: Why and How Condition Monitoring Professionals Need to Embrace The IOT, Security, and Artificial Intelligence – Dale Maloney, Systems Engineer, Honda America Mfg., Inc. Empire C/D, Floor 2
9:30 a.m. Asset Condition Management part 2 Imperial 1, Floor 4 – Dave Reiber
10 a.m. Ultrasound for Masses Imperial 1, Floor 4
Paul Klimuc, SDT Ultrasound
11 – Noon Machinery Lubrication Elements Imperial 1, Floor 4 – Jarod Potteiger, Does Case Corp.
1 – 5 p.m. Work Execution Management & Imperial 1, Floor 4 – Leadership for Reliability, Dave Reiber

 

5:00 – 7:00 p.m. - Closing Networking Reception on the Exhibit Floor

5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

   Thursday, July 19

8:00 – 9:00 a.m. - Keynote: Facing the Challenge – Engineering Overview of the New Orleans PCCP Monster Pumps Jack Claxton, P.E., Vice President, Engineering, Patterson Pump Company

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.

Keynote: Facing the Challenge – Engineering Overview of the New Orleans PCCP Monster Pumps
Jack Claxton, P.E., Vice President, Engineering, Patterson Pump Company

Abstract: In 2005 the world was stunned by reports of the almost unbelievable devastation caused by  Hurricane Katrina, the aftermath described by former Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff as “probably the worst catastrophe or set of catastrophes” in the country’s history.

It has been stated that 1836 fatalities occurred as a result of Katrina, with the estimated costs ranging between $108 and $250 billion. Federal disaster declarations covered an area almost as large as the United Kingdom with an estimated three million people left without electricity.

Using Congressional funding of the Hurricane and Storm Damage Risk Reduction System (HSDRRS) for southeast Louisiana, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded a $615 million contract to Permanent Canal Closures & Pumps (PCCP) Constructors Joint Venture in 2013 to improve the function of the three main outfall canals in New Orleans that are a critical element of the overall flood control system.

In cooperation with the Joint Venture design-build team, Patterson Pump developed 17 monster vertical pumps for the 3 pumping stations, the 10 largest of which are 5000 HP units rated for a flow of 1800 CFS (808,000 GPM) and are capable in the future of flow rates up to 2646 CFS (1,190,000 GPM)!

Bio: Jack Claxton, P.E., has been involved with pump engineering for Patterson Pump Company, a Gorman-Rupp Company, in Toccoa, Georgia since graduating from Georgia Tech. in 1975. He has served as the Engineering Department head since 1980, and is currently Vice President, Engineering.

Jack is actively involved in various capacities in the Hydraulic Institute, ISO, and Europump to produce national and global pump standards for pumps. He served as the Hydraulic Institute Vibration Committee Chair for 17 years, has chaired the Hydraulic Institute’s Dynamics of Pumping Machinery Committee since 2005, and also serves on Joint Working Group 9 for ISO 10816-7 Pump Vibration.

9:15 – 10:00 a.m. - Track 1: Communication and accountability are the keys to Success in Condition Based Maintenance Forrest Pardue, President/Owner 24/7 Systems

9:15 – 10:00 a.m.

Track 1: Communication and Accountability are the Keys to Success in Condition-Based Maintenance
Forrest Pardue, President/Owner, 24/7 Systems

Abstract: The goal of equipment condition monitoring (CBM) is to increase equipment availability, increase product yield and quality, and reduce maintenance cost by: eliminating in service failures on critical equipment, extending the life of plant equipment, and eliminating costly and unneeded prevention maintenance. Don’t wait for a costly catastrophe to get buy-in for condition-based maintenance, learn how to implement and succeed in CBM.

Bio: Forrest Pardue is President and co-founder of 24/7 Systems and has worked in the field of vibration analysis and production maintenance for the last 25 years. 24/7 Systems is focused on the development of reliability information management software and services. Forrest earned a BSEE from North Carolina State and an MBA from Lynchburg College.

9:15 – 10:00 a.m. - Track 2: Torsional Damping Benefits for Reciprocating Compressors Thomas J. Stephens, P.E., Engineer, Ariel Corporation

9:15 – 10:00 a.m.

Track 2: Torsional Damping Benefits for Reciprocating Compressors
Thomas J. Stephens, P.E., Senior Equipment Specialist, Ariel Corporation

Abstract: Torsional vibration is a common concern with reciprocating compressors. . High vibratory torque excitation, coupled with unavoidable torsional resonances often result in restricted speed ranges, exotic tuning measures, and special driveline configurations. Recent efforts in applying damping technology to reciprocating compressors have shown dramatic reductions of torsional and lateral vibration. This paper shows the successful application of damping along with multiple case studies.

Bio: Thomas Stephens has B.S. degree in Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines, has a P.E. Certification for the state of Ohio, and Category IV Vibration Certification from the Vibration Institute. Thomas has been with Ariel Corporation since 1998 primarily working with vibration and performance related issues on high speed reciprocating compressors. He has published several papers regarding torsional and lateral vibration at multiple machinery conferences.

9:15 – 10:00 a.m. - Track 3: Dynamics of Pumping Machinery – Proper Upfront Analysis Limits Vibration Problems in the Field Per ANSI/HI 9.6.8 Peter Gaydon, Director of Technical Affairs, Hydraulic Institute

9:15 – 10:00 a.m.

Track 3: Dynamics of Pumping Machinery – Proper Upfront Analysis Limits Vibration Problems in the Field per ANSI/HI 9.6.8
Peter Gaydon, Director of Technical Affairs, Hydraulic Institute

Abstract: What analysis should you do to ensure proper operation of a rotodynamic pump when installed in the field? This session will cover ANSI/HI Standard 9.6.8 Rotodynamic Pumps – Guideline for Dynamics of Pumping Machinery. It describes how to evaluate the dynamics of a pumping system to lessen the potential for resonance and vibration when the pump is installed.

Bio: Mr. Peter Gaydon is the Director of Technical Affairs at the Hydraulic Institute with technical responsibility for all standards, guidebooks, and technical programs of the Hydraulic Institute, as well as management of governmental regulations committees with technical scope. Prior to joining the Hydraulic Institute, he held design, development, and test engineering positions with major pump manufacturers, with a focus on field testing and vibration analysis in his most recent position. Mr. Gaydon is a level III vibration analyst and obtained his B.S. Degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Alfred.

10:30 – 11:30 a.m. - Track 1: Static Couple Balancing Tom Lantrip, Principle Engineer, Southern Company

10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Track 1: Static Couple Balancing Application within the Power Industry
Thomas B. Lantrip, P.E., Principle Engineer, Southern Company

Abstract:  Balancing of plant equipment is required to reduce the mechanical forces and unbalance condition on rotating machinery. Balancing of power plant production equipment often involves a compromise between achieving an acceptable level of balance versus the economic impact of further refinement. The static-couple balance technique, breaking the problem into two single plane balance problems, is often used to provide a systematic approach that ensures fewer trial corrections and a straight-forward balance procedure.

Bio: Tom Lantrip is a principal engineer with Southern Company Generation and works in the Technical Services Department within the Balancing and Vibration Analysis group.  He has worked there for 37 years and also has a background in structural dynamics, structural and seismic design, vibration analysis, and balancing.  Tom has a BS in Civil Engineering from The University of Alabama and has an MS in Civil Engineering from The University of Alabama at Birmingham.  Tom is a member of ASCE and is a Professional Engineer in the state of Alabama.

11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. - Track 1: Industrial IEPE Accelerometer that Uses Bias Voltage to Measure and Compensate for Temperature, George Zusman, Ph.D, D.Sc., President, Vibration Measurement Solutions, Inc.

11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Track 1: Industrial IEPE Accelerometer that Uses Bias Voltage to Measure and Compensate for Temperature
George Zusman, Ph.D, D.Sc., President, Vibration Measurement Solutions, Inc.

Abstract: Temperature measurement with an industrial accelerometer generally requires a three wire sensor that is often not compatible with monitoring equipment. This dual purpose accelerometer operates off standard 2-wire IEPE power and is fully compatible with any data collection device. Additionally, the sensor’s bias voltage is directly proportional to temperature, and thus, can be monitored. This unique circuitry also compensates for the changes in sensitivity due to temperature variations experienced by other accelerometers, which is especially helpful in temperature transient applications.

Bio: George Zusman holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, a D.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering, and is currently the president of Vibration Measurement Solutions, Inc. Prior to that, he was Director of Product Development at PCB Piezotronics, Inc., Director of Engineering and later President of Metrix Instruments, and is the founder of ViCont, Ltd. George has designed numerous vibration sensor and systems, holds 30 patents, has over 100 technical publication, and is voltthe author of two chapters in the Handbook of Noise and Vibration Control. He is Vibration Specialist Level III and Ultrasonic Specialist Level II in accordance with DIN EN 473, a member of editorial board of Control/Diagnostics magazine, and a member of IIAV.

10:30 – 11:30 a.m. - Track 2: Introduction to Fixed Equipment Vibration Part 2: Piping Vibration Gyorgy Szasz, Ph.D., Stress Engineering Services

10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Track 2: Introduction to Fixed Equipment Vibration Part 2: Piping Vibration
Gyorgy Szasz, Ph.D., Stress Engineering Services

Abstract: Vibration related issues can be a difficult part of piping integrity management because it is often difficult to predict, diagnose, and remediate vibration problems. Vibrational issues are generally not considered until pipe movement is observed or failures occur that present safety and environmental concerns. Various types of piping vibrations are classified, typical excitation sources are reviewed, and three levels of assessment are described that can help determine the severity of the vibration levels and the fitness-for-service.

Bio: Dr. György Szász is a Staff Consultant at Stress Engineering Services, Inc (SES) with over 20 years of experience in field vibration testing, measurement, analysis, reporting, and has done extensive field work both in and outside of North America. Prior to joining SES, he worked for Structural Integrity Associates and Southern Company Services. He has performed numerous vibration and stress related piping analyses, including the use of piping modeling software.  He received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Auburn University and is, certified Category IV by VI, a member of ASME, the Chairman of VI Committee, a VI Board member, and a former member of the ASME Technical Committee on Sound and Vibration.

11:30 a.m. – Noon - Track 2: Torsional Vibrations of Reciprocating Compressors, Aly El-Shafei, Ph.D., Managing Director, RITEC, Egypt

11:30 a.m. – Noon

Track 2: Torsional Vibrations of Reciprocating Compressors
Speaker: Aly El-Shafei, Ph.D., Managing Director, RITEC, Egypt

Abstract: Torsional vibration is known as the silent killer. It tends to cause system failures without warning and is more acute for reciprocating compressors. This is particularly true where the drive for larger compressors, with higher volume flows, result in challenging designs. This paper discussed design and measurement of torsional vibration on reciprocating compressors and presents a case study.

 

Bio: Dr. Aly El-Shafei is a Category IV Certified Vibration Analyst, holds a Ph.D. from MIT, and is regarded as an expert on vibration analysis, rotordynamics and machinery diagnostics. Dr. El-Shafei is the Managing Director at RITEC, Professor of Vibration Engineering at Cairo University, chairs ISO/TC108/SC2/WG10, and serves on the IFToMM Scientific Committee on Rotordynamics, the Vibration Institute Training Committee and the IMechE Scientific Committee on Vibrations in Rotating Machinery. Prof. El-Shafei is the recipient of the distinguished Grand African Innovation Award in 2017, holds three US patents, and has published more than 80 papers on rotordynamics and machinery diagnostics.

Track 3: Academic/Research Sessions, Nancy Denton

Setting Up a Tool Conditioning Monitoring Lab at a University
Robert Morris University

Strain Dependence of Inherent Damping in 3D Printed INCONEL 718
Onome E. Scott-Emuakpor, Tommy J. George, Jr2, and Brian Runyon, Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson AFB; Ryan O’Hara, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB

Acoustic Effects Demonstrator Design 
M. Austin Creasy, Micah Caughey, Jeremy Fishback, Adam Kurtz, and Rodney Roberts, School of Engineering Technology, Purdue University

 

1:00 – 3:00 p.m. - Track 1: Stiffness & Machine Vibration Barry T. Cease, Owner, Cease Industrial Consulting

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Track 1: Stiffness & Machine Vibration
Barry T. Cease, President, Cease Industrial Consulting

Abstract: A machine’s stiffness dramatically affects its vibration levels. How it affects them is explained as well as how stiffness itself is affected by both its material type and geometry. The fact that stiffness in practice is a variable and not a constant is emphasized along with major factors that change or affect a machine’s stiffness.  Looseness and resonance are presented as conditions where stiffness has “gone bad” often resulting in high and destructive vibration levels.  The paper concludes with six case histories involving machines where compromised stiffness was the primary cause of high vibration levels

Bio: Barry T. Cease is President of Cease Industrial Consulting in Charleston, SC and co-owner of Custom Machinery Solutions in Bristol, VA.  Mr. Cease holds an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Tech and is an ISO certified Category IV vibration analyst through the Vibration Institute.  He spent 14 years as an engineer in the Pulp & Paper Industry where his work focused on predictive maintenance & reliability.  He is a member of the Institute’s Board of Directors and a member of ASME.

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. – Track 2: Rotor Stability Test with Various Five Pad Tilting Pad Bearings Edgar J. Gunter, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, University of Virginia

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Track 2: Rotor Stability Test with Various Five Pad Tilting Pad Bearings
Edgar J. Gunter, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, University of Virginia

Abstract: The use of poorly designed tilting pad bearings can result in unstable whirling in both low and high-pressure compressors resulting in failures that could cost over $100MM (Ref: Kaybob, 1971). This paper reviews and evaluates some of the important experimental findings of the paper entitled Assessing Rotor Stability Using Practical Test Procedures by Kenneth E. Atkins and Robert X. Perez presented in 1992 at the Turbo Machinery Symposium. It turns out that the 5-pad bearing with narrow L/D and load on pad has been greatly misused causing problems that could have been avoided using well-designed 4-pad bearings.

Bio: Edgar J Gunter is Professor Emeritus of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Virginia and former Director of their Rotor Dynamics Laboratory. He is a graduate of Duke University and received Master of Science and Ph.D. degrees in Engineering Mechanics from the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to graduate studies, he served as a centrifugal compressor design engineer at Clark Brothers (now Dresser-Rand). During his graduate studies, he served an internship at SKF for research in rolling element bearing fatigue life. Upon completion of graduate studies, he served as the Director of the Gas Bearing Laboratory at the Franklin Institute. He is a fellow to ASME and was awarded the first Jack Frarey Memorial Award in 2008 by the Vibration Institute for contributions in the field of rotor-bearing dynamics.

2:00 – 2:30 p.m. - Track 2: Steam Turbine Reliability Improvement and Optimization Allan McNally, Owner, McNally LLC

2:00 – 2:30 p.m.

Track 2: Steam Turbine Reliability Improvement and Optimization
Allan McNally, Owner, McNally LLC

Abstract: Steam turbines operate for long, trouble-free periods of time, when designed, installed, operated, and maintained correctly. However, failure to identify and understand the different failure modes associated with turbines often leads to catastrophic failure and millions of dollars in repairs and lost production. This paper will discuss a case study in which the most frequent failure modes associated with steam turbines is presented as well as the key factors needed in a reliability program to ensure the safe and reliable operation of steam turbines.

Bio: Allan McNally is a self-employed mechanical engineering consultant who performs reliability services for turbomachinery and other rotating machinery. He received a BSME from LSU, an MBA from Murray State, and his experience includes various positions in production, maintenance, project engineering, and equipment reliability in the mining, petrochemical, and pulp and paper industries.

2:30 – 3:00 p.m. - Track 2: Are New MEMS Accelerometers Really Game Changers? A Comparison of Accelerometer Technologies – Performance and Features Ed Spence, CMB Senior Consultant, The Machine Instrumentation Group

2:30 – 3:00 p.m.

Track 2: Are New MEMS Accelerometers Really Game Changers? A Comparison of Accelerometer Technologies – Performance and Features
Ed Spence, CBM Senior Development Consultant, The Machine Instrumentation Group &
Renard Klubnik, Senior Application Engineer, Wilcoxon Sensing Technologies

Abstract: Many highly integrated and easy to deploy condition monitoring products on the market today employ a micro electromechanical system (MEMS) accelerometer as the core sensor. Solid-state MEMS accelerometers have many attractive attributes when compared to legacy piezoelectric sensors, but they unfortunately suffer from a perception that they vastly underperform existing products. An attempt at a fair and credible comparison has been made for most key, published specifications, resulting in a more nuanced view of the pro’s and con’s of both technologies.

Bio: Ed Spence is the Founder of The Machine Instrumentation Group, representing a collaborative network of product and service providers that help machine OEMs to instrument their own equipment for condition monitoring. Network competencies include machine characterization analytics for the development of predictive health indicators, custom sensor development and deployable condition monitoring solutions.

 

Bio: Renard Klubnik is the senior applications engineer for Wilcoxon Sensing Technologies, a 40 year industry veteran where he is the primary technical resource for worldwide sales activities. He is also an accomplished lecturer presenting material on topics such as basic vibration, piezoelectric sensors use and calibration, machine spectrum analysis and digital signal analysis.

Track 3: Academic/Research Sessions, Nancy Denton

Forensic Evaluation of a Mezzanine Failure XX
Thomas J. Dobrowski, Department of Construction Science and Organizational Leadership, Purdue Northwest,

A Parametric Analysis of Structural Integrity of Pressure Vessel Installed in Open Air
Sanjida Haque , Graduate Student, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Southern University; Lauren Cardinal, Undergraduate Student, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Southern University; Rebecca Prestridge, Undergraduate Student, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Southern University; Mosfequr Rahman, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Southern University; Aniruddha Mitra, PhD, PE, Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Southern University

An Application of a Tuned Vibration Absorber with Finite Elements
Jeremy M. Main, Undergraduate Student, Penn State Erie; Corey A. Lenhardt, Undergraduate Student, Penn State Erie; Nicholas E. Roth, Undergraduate Student, Penn State Erie; Philip A. Jones, P.E., Lecturer in Engineering, Penn State Erie

Static Measurements of Used Golf Balls
Steven Driscoll and M. Austin Creasy; School of Engineering Technology, Purdue University – Acoustic Effects Demonstrator Design, Purdue University, Columbus

3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Track 1: Balancing Machines Balancing Specifications, Spec Comparisons, and Residual Unbalance Test Pete Ehlers, National Sales Manager, Schenck Trebel Corporation

3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Track 1: Balance Machine Review and Applying Balance Tolerances
Peter Ehlers, Director of Sales & Marketing, Schenck Trebel Corporation

Abstract: How do you know if rotors sent out for balancing are actually balanced correctly? What balancing tolerance should you specify for your equipment? An overview of hard and soft bearing balancing machines is presented, along with understanding balancing Standards and specifying balancing tolerances such as defined in API, ISO 1940, and 4W/N.

Bio: Peter Ehlers has a BSME from Polytechnic University and 27 years of balancing experience, including balancing applications, consulting, and training. He is currently the Director of Sales and Marketing for Schenck Trebel Corporation.

3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Track 2: Gas Turbine & Generator Case Study Timothy S. Irwin, Engineering Manager, MHPS-AMER & E. Peyton Swan, P.E., Machinery Diagnostics Services Manager, Bruel & Kjaer Vibro American

3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Track 2: Gas Turbine & Generator Case Study
Timothy S. Irwin, Engineering Manager, MHPS-AMER & E. Peyton Swan, P.E., Machinery Diagnostics Services Manager, Bruel & Kjaer Vibro American

Abstract: High vibration levels on large gas turbine generators are not only cause for concern but often very difficult to troubleshoot and correct. This case study describes the analysis and inspections done to diagnose the problems and the corrective actions taken to reduce vibrations to acceptable and reliable operational levels.

Bio: Tim Irwin has a B.S.M.E. from the University of Illinois and over 30 years of experience with both critical and balance of plant rotating machinery, including large turbines (steam & gas) and generators. He currently is the Gas Turbine Service Engineering Manager for Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas, Inc., an active member of the Vibration Institute, with both the Piedmont and Central Florida Chapters.

 

Bio: Peyton. Swan is a Principal Engineer for the Machinery Diagnostics Services (MDS) department at Brüel & Kjær Vibro America in the Setpoint division and resides in Tampa, Florida.  He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of South Florida and his Professional Engineering license in the state of Florida.  He has 35 years of experience in the rotating machinery and vibration analysis and diagnostics field and is the author of 18 papers on rotating machinery diagnostics.

3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Track 3: Electric Motor Signal Analysis Howard W. Penrose, Ph.D., President, MotordDoc LLC

3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Track 3: Electric Motor Signal Analysis
Howard W. Penrose, Ph.D., President, MotordDoc LLC

Abstract: The application of electrical and current signature analysis (ESA) and their relation to both vibration analysis and motion amplification is a powerful way to analyze the condition of electric motors. Each technology has its strengths and weaknesses that will be explored and compared for various fault conditions. Case studies include a DC elevator motor, 4500 HP synchronous motor, and an induction motor.

Bio: Howard W Penrose, PhD, CMRP, is the president of MotorDoc LLC, the chair of SMRP, and the Web Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation Society. With over 30 years in the business, he has been an electric motor repair journeyman, adjunct professor, involved with standards development, electric machine design, instrument manufacturer, reliability consultant, forensic analyst, and much more. Howard is the author of 14 books, Chair of IEEE Standard 1415, a life member of MENSA, and is a five-time world champion powerlifter!

Thursday, July 19 – Certified Reliability Leader Workshop

1:00 - 5.00 p.m. - Certified Reliability Workshop, Terrence O'Hanlon, CEO/Publisher, Reliabilityweb.com & Uptime Magazine
Do You Speak Reliability?

World-class organizations recognize that success is achieved through leadership. However, they also realize that results are only delivered through engagement and empowerment of everyone in the workforce. Leadership does not come from one person; it comes from everyone. This is especially true for reliability.

The Certified Reliability Leader workshop focuses on whole-life asset reliability decisions and whole-life value delivery through leadership. The system provides guidance and is a map of theory, to engage and empower every stakeholder in your organization as a Reliability Leader.

Certified Reliability Leader Workshops

The Certified Reliability Leader Workshop is designed to teach the language of reliability, so students can discover what it is to “BE” a Reliability Leader and to exercise reliability leadership as natural self-expression. The workshop will include lectures, audio and video case studies from industry “thought leaders” and Uptime Magazine’s Best Maintenance Reliability Program Award Winners.

Speaker

Terrence O’Hanlon, CMRP is an asset management leader specializing in reliability and operational excellence.

He is a popular keynote presenter with the ability to deliver awareness about the business advantages of asset management to top management. He is the Chief Executive Officer of Reliabilityweb.com and Publisher for Uptime® Magazine, a print and digital publishing company and event management group. The group also publishes over 100 books and maintains a deep body of knowledge on these topics.

Thursday July 19
8 – 10 a.m. Asset Management Imperial 1, Floor 4 – Terrence O’Hanlon
10:30 a.m. 3-year strategy exercise Imperial 1, Floor 4
1:00 p.m. Certified Reliability Leader summary Imperial 1, Floor 4
3 – 5 p.m. CRL Exam Imperial 1, Floor 4

 

   Friday, July 20

Focus Session 1: Semajib: A Versatile High Performance Smart Bearing Aly El-Shafai, Ph.D., Managing Director, RITEC, Egypt

8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Focus Session 1: Semajib: A Versatile High Performance Smart Bearing
Aly El-Shafai, Ph.D., Managing Director, RITEC, Egypt

Abstract: The experimental development of the Smart Electro-Magnetic Actuator Journal Integrated Bearing (SEMAJIB) is presented in this paper. The SEMAJIB is a smart high performance integrated bearing that combines a fluid film bearing (FFB) with an electro-magnetic actuator (EMA) in one integrated device. In all cases, the fluid film bearing shall carry the load, whereas the electro-magnetic actuator can be used as a pure controller or both as a controller and a load carrying element.

Bio: Dr. Aly El-Shafei is a Category IV Certified Vibration Analyst, holds a Ph.D. from MIT, and is regarded as an expert on vibration analysis, rotordynamics and machinery diagnostics. Dr. El-Shafei is the Managing Director at RITEC, Professor of Vibration Engineering at Cairo University, chairs ISO/TC108/SC2/WG10, and serves on the IFToMM Scientific Committee on Rotordynamics, the Vibration Institute Training Committee and the IMechE Scientific Committee on Vibrations in Rotating Machinery. Prof. El-Shafei is the recipient of the distinguished Grand African Innovation Award in 2017, holds three US patents, and has published more than 80 papers on rotordynamics and machinery diagnostics.

Focus Session 2: An Intermittent Abnormal Vibration of a Large Steam Turbine, Mamdouh B. Al-Aidarous, P.E., Engineering Consultant, Saudi Aramco

8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Focus Session 2: An Intermittent Abnormal Vibration of a Large Steam Turbine
Mamdouh B. Al-Aidarous, P.E., Engineering Consultant, Saudi Aramco

Abstract: How do you know and troubleshoot a seemingly normally running steam turbine that has intermittent vibration issues? This paper presents an interesting case study of an abnormal vibration of a large multi-stage steam turbine driving a critical recycle gas compressor. The subject turbine suffers intermittent vibration upsets on both drive and non-drive ends, while the compressor side runs smoothly without any vibration issues. The steam turbine operates at normal running conditions with low vibration amplitudes and well within the acceptable limits

Bio: Mamdouh B. Al-Aidarous is an Engineering Consultant currently working for Saudi Aramco. He holds a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering, is a registered Professional Engineer by the Saudi Council of Engineers, and has over 33 years of experience in rotating and stationery equipment analysis, including, vibration measurement, diagnostics, troubleshooting, monitoring, and rotordynamics. He is the current Chairman of the Vibration Institute-Saudi Arabia Local Chapter and has presented many technical papers in various conferences and technical exchange meetings

Focus Session 3: Interesting Case Histories from a Long Career in Troubleshooting Nelson Baxter, President, ABM Technical

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 pm.

Interesting Case Histories from a Long Career in Troubleshooting
Nelson Baxter, President, ABM Technical

Abstract:  There is no substitute for lessons learned through the “school of hard knocks” in the field. Over my 35 years as an analyst, I have learned some important lessons regarding troubleshooting and solving rotating equipment and structural vibration problems. This paper is about a personal life journey in vibration analysis covering a wide range of industries and machinery, including, fans, motors, pumps, turbines and structural components in power plants (both fossil and nuclear), paper mills, refineries, air liquefaction facilities, steel production and commercial buildings.

Nelson BaxterNELSON L. BAXTER is President of ABM Technical Services, Inc. and co-founder of Machinery Health Monitoring and Electro-mechanical Diagnostic Services. His 34 years of experience in the utilities industry include trouble-shooting rotating equipment, structural testing, and balancing. He is a contributing editor of Sound & Vibration Magazine, a Registered Professional Engineer, a Level IV Certified Vibration Analyst and Instructor for Level IV Class. Baxter holds an M.S. in Nuclear Engineering from Purdue University. He is a member of the Institute’s Board of Directors and ASME.

*includes Vibration Institute Annual Meeting

1:00 - 5:00 p.m. - PostCon - Roadmap to Effective Vibration Diagnostics, Robert Sayer, P.E., President Vibration Institute & Owner, Applied Structural Dynamics

1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Roadmap to Effective Vibration Diagnostics (lunch provided)
Robert Sayer, P.E., President Vibration Institute & Owner, Applied Structural Dynamics

 

Abstract: Complicated machinery vibration problems require a systematic approach, an understanding of available diagnostic techniques, and some insight based on experience in order to effectively define and solve. Learn how to define the problem, determine the tools necessary for analysis, and design an approach or test plan to solve them.

This short course draws upon over 40 years of the instructor’s experiences in diagnostic testing.   It includes insights into preparation that is done prior to performing a study, along with a review of some basic digital signal analysis concepts necessary for the successful analysis of a vibration problem.  Case studies on fans, vertical pumps, and other equipment will be used to illustrate the use of frequency spectra and time waveforms, as well as some advanced analysis techniques (ODS & Modal) to diagnose the root-cause of vibration issues and to develop corrective action plans.

Bio: Robert Sayer, PE is the President of the Vibration Institute and owner of Applied Structural Dynamics (Westerville, Ohio).  He has over forty two years of experience as a mechanical and structural engineering consultant to a wide range of industries including pulp & paper, mining & metals, fossil-fuel & nuclear power generation, petrochemical, food processing, glass manufacturing, and aerospace & defense.  Mr. Sayer provides analytical and experimental dynamic analysis of mechanical equipment for design projects, structural and mechanical failure studies, and process reliability and efficiency studies.

Mr. Sayer holds engineering degrees from Ohio University (BSCE), Cleveland State University (MSIE), and Purdue University (MSCE).  Mr. Sayer is a regular contributor at technical conferences and has published over 50 technical articles and co-authored 2 chapters in “The Simplified Handbook of Vibration Analysis”.

Attendees must register for the Premier Conference registration to attend this course.

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