IIoT Offers Affordable Options for Maintaining Equipment – Led by Alex Desselle & Frederic Baudart, Fluke

Industrial production is rapidly transforming. The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)–the concept of interconnected applications, equipment, and technology–is more than a buzz phrase. It’s driving real plant-wide change and enhanced asset operation and maintenance management.

Plant owners and managers must trust that their equipment will operate reliably. Being able to monitor assets and assess their health is of paramount concern. Owners, managers, and engineers need data to ensure that problems are detected before a catastrophic failure.

The clear benefits of actionable asset data have emerged: Smarter decisions–guided by fast, accurate measurements—before maintenance, repair or replacement can mean sizable cost savings on expensive equipment, improved equipment operation, and reduced safety risks. In best practice facilities, reliability inspections and condition monitoring will optimize efficiency by significantly reducing the percentage of corrective (unplanned) maintenance hours while also reducing regularly scheduled maintenance, in favor of planned maintenance triggered by changes in performance data.

In an ideal situation, owners, and managers will be able to:

  • Collect, store, and group data
  • Track trend lines and see faults
  • The readings to assets and work orders
  • Provide history
  • Receive alarms and see meters

Still, the growing adoption of connected maintenance technologies also exposes a need to equip millions of unmonitored machines in industrial plants and facilities. This unserved need provides increase potential for decision makers at these organizations. SaaS software solution and wireless technology enable maintenance managers to build and sustain successful maintenance programs. Whether you are looking to establish preventive or condition-based practices or simply maximize uptime, you can now do it with minimal investment and setup time. You can view equipment data and make informed decisions from anywhere, anytime. Improve your ability to prevent or predict failures by easily comparing all measurement types—whether electrical, mechanical or thermal— from one location. Trend data and compare current state to baselines. Confidently make decisions based on data you can trust and trace by automatically creating measurement records for your equipment, from the largest portfolio of wireless test tools.

This workshop will discuss and provide hands-on on how selecting combined technologies will give you a complete solution for your preventive maintenance and reliability program while maintaining your facility budget within limit and team resources intact to collect/review more data to make key decisions. Learn more…

Instructors Bio’s

Alex Desselle is a Product Application Specialist for Fluke Corporation focusing on the Fluke Digital Systems Tools & wireless sensors. He is a CRL (Certified Reliability Leader) with 30 years of Industry experience as a Field Engineer working in Oil & Gas and Manufacturing Business Verticals. He has held various positions as Lead Field Engineer, Project Manager & SME/Product Specialist. Desselle is often a presenter at various trade shows and conferences, has written technical articles and case studies for global trade publications. He is also a Thermal/Infrared Thermography Level I certified. Desselle holds technical degrees in digital electronics from ITI in Baton Rouge, LA. For more information, email alex.desselle@fluke.com or visit www.accelix.com.

Frederic Baudart, CMRP, is a lead product application specialist for Fluke Accelix™, a suite of solutions from Fluke Corp. (www.fluke.com), focusing on the company’s process, electrical, thermal, mechanical and condition monitoring product lines. He has 20 years’ experience in field service engineering work and preventive maintenance industry. He has held various field services and technical positions with responsibility for installation & commissioning as well as services management roles. Baudart is often a presenter at many trade shows and conferences and has written many technical articles and case studies for global trade publications. He is also a Thermal/Infrared Thermography Level I certified and recently obtained his Certified Maintenance & Reliability Professional (CMRP) certification. Baudart holds technical degrees in electrical and instrumentation engineering from technical college in Brussels, Belgium.