Posts By: Carlos E. Torres
Cosentino Digitalizes Predictive Maintenance with Power-MI
Cosentino Group , a global company in the design and architecture industry, has digitalized its predictive maintenance process with Power-MI  connected to SAP PM. With over 2000 assets under predictive maintenance, Cosentino has implemented a strategic management model to maximize the impac...» Read more
Setting Predictive Maintenance Inspection Frequencies with P-F interval: Really feasible?
As a maintenance manager, you know that predictive maintenance (PdM) inspections are an essential part of maximizing the performance and efficiency of your equipment. But how do you determine the appropriate frequency for these inspections? One approach often used is setting frequencies based on...» Read more
How Predictive Maintenance Reduces Plant Downtime
According to the article How Much Money Can Predictive Maintenance Save An Industrial Company? , the main savings from predictive maintenance is the reduction of plant downtime. Now we will see how predictive maintenance reduces plant downtime. There are two types of plant downtime: planned a...» Read more
How Much Money Can Predictive Maintenance Save An Industrial Company?
The amount of money that an industrial plant can save using predictive maintenance can vary depending on several factors, including the size and complexity of the plant, the type and number of machines and equipment being used, and the effectiveness of the predictive maintenance program. -------...» Read more
How To Implement An Effective Predictive Maintenance Plan
Predictive maintenance is a technique that consists of performing periodic reviews of equipment with the objective of detecting problems before they occur and minimizing downtime. Although implementing a predictive maintenance plan can be beneficial to a company, simply acquiring the equipment an...» Read more
My First Predictive Maintenance Implementation
In May 2001, I was hired by the Steel Processing of El Salvador (Proaces) as a maintenance engineer with the main objective of implementing predictive maintenance at the plant. Proaces was known to me as they were clients of my previous company, so I had previously done some work such as vibratio...» Read more
Visual Inspections, The Invisible Missing Piece
Many managers are surprised when we consider visual inspection a predictive technique on the same level as vibration analysis, ultrasound, and thermography in our Power-MI software platform. When a company wants to start doing predictive maintenance or condition-based maintenance, our suggestion...» Read more
To refer to artificial intelligence, the term Machine Learning is also used. A lot of people confuse Machine Learning with artificial intelligence. In reality, artificial intelligence is nothing but a theoretical explanation of Machine learning, the former is a concept, and the latter is its prac...» Read more
Effects of Piping in Vibration Analysis
Vibration analysts may consider the effect of piping when analyzing pumps, compressors or any other asset type connected to a pipe. The mass of the machine is usually small compared to the mass of the piping and its fluid. Some issues can be caused by piping, not by machinery faults. The two typi...» Read more
The terms "natural frequency," "resonance" and "critical speed" are used as synonymous, but they are not exactly the same concept. It's also common when the analyst doesn't know the source of high vibrations; the diagnosed fault is resonance. "Critical speed" is when the shaft itself is resonant...» Read more
What is Power-MI?
Power-MI is a cloud based solution that allows you to design & manage your condition-based maintenance plan integrating all techniques into one platform. Easy reporting, automatic work orders and CMMS integration.Read more