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Airborne/ Structure Borne Ultrasound - 24/7 Monitoring and the IIoT

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Original date: 
Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Abstract: 
Airborne/structure borne ultrasound has been around for more than 40 years and has grown with the times — from handheld instruments to permanent and continuous monitoring systems. The fundamental technology behind how ultrasound works hasn’t changed; the onset of online monitoring, the IoT, and AI increase the applications in which this technology can be used. We’ll introduce the technological advancements of ultrasound and how it’s now being applied to many facilities and industries, through IIoT and AI — including smartphone apps; advanced software to analogue and digital continuous monitoring; and AI. We’ll also present various Lakeside Process Controls case studies that will outline 24/7 monitoring successes using both analogue and digital systems. Lakeside has helped to increase the reliability of many of its clients’ critical assets by applying IIoT and by using ultrasonic sensors to provide predictive analytics.
BoK Content Source: 
MainTrain 2018
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Asset Management Framework Subject: 
03 Lifecycle Delivery, 3.06 Reliability Engineering, 6.05 Assets Performance & Health Monitoring
Maintenance Management Framework Subject: 
03 Asset Strategy Management, 3.2 Performance Measurement & Optimization, 4.1 Reliability Centered Maint., 4.6 Condition Monitoring, 4.7 Operator Performed Maint., 05 Maintenance & Reliability Engineering, 5.1 Stats Analysis / Analytical Methods, 5.3 Failure Analysis
Author Title: 
Canadian Operations Manager
Author Employer: 
UE Systems Inc.
Author Bio: 

<p>Certified Level II Ultrasound Inspector and Level I Steam Examiner Sean Miller has been involved with ultrasound technology since 2007. He has trained and lectured about the technology throughout Canada and has been instrumental in the program implementation of ultrasound for multiple companies. As an inspector and examiner, he travels extensively, supporting the implementation and ongoing ultrasound programs for UE Systems operations in Canada.</p>

Author 2 Title: 
Leader of Digital Transformation
Author 2 Employer: 
Lakeside Process Controls
Author 2 Bio: 
Blair Fraser is a reliability and operational excellence professional and evangelist with more than 20 years’ experience in designing, commissioning, maintaining, and improving manufacturing equipment and processes for the manufacturing industry. A CRL and CMRP, Blair has dedicated his career to combining sound reliability principles and processes with the latest technology to improve asset performance and uptime for several process manufacturing facilities. Prior to joining Lakeside Process Controls to lead the development and implementation of clients’ Industry 4.0 strategies, Blair worked in and managed the M&R programs at various manufacturing plants. Blair has dedicated the past years to learning, experimenting with and deploying machine learning and AI-based PoCs, pilots, and production-grade cognitive asset performance improvement projects.