Wireless Machine Condition Monitoring in Asset Management
Michael Bonga is a mechanical engineer based in Saint John New Brunswick, Canada. His focus is improving the reliability, efficiency and productivity of rotating (and static) equipment in Industry.
Michael’s involvement in machine performance and reliability has evolved in-synch with machinery condition monitoring and management technologies. As new technologies appeared in the early 1990s, Michael established vibration monitoring programs in plants and used the best tools available to model vibration characteristics and improve operating conditions.
When condition monitoring evolved to include multiple measurement technologies, machine basic care, operator inspections and integration with maintenance and operations management, Michael adopted these technologies and led best practices into clients’ reliability, maintenance and operations programs.
Machinery measurement capabilities are continuing to evolve as IoT, power and process flow become inputs to the condition assessment equation. Michael is busy embracing new technologies and leading the development and implementation of new measurement and analytic tools that provide active condition assessment across a broad machine population.
Mike was an early member of the Canadian Machinery Vibration Association and was its President in 2006, 2007, presenting papers at numerous conferences.