A practical and efficient condition based maintenance (CBM) program is built of two fundamental elements-one for rotating and dynamic assets in the adopted term of a (PdM) or Predictive Maintenance program and one for static assets known as Risk Based Inspection (RBI) program. This presentation will highlight these NSPI asset management programs for monitoring the state and reporting condition based (CBM) deficiencies on our physical assets. The discussion will review the development, management, integration and day-to-day application of our PdM/RBI programs including tools and techniques for VA, IR, MCA, HEP/FAC inspections and more. Participants will also discuss the general journey to condition monitoring for equipment over the thermal fleet. NSPI consciously chose innovative vendors, technologies and techniques. The audience will learn what challenges it faced internally and externally. The differences between how the CBM programs are integrated into our business today as opposed to piecemeal prior to AM program implementation starting in 2012.
Warren Rodgers is a professional Mechanical Engineer and Certified Maintenance Reliability Professional with over 15 years in engineering and asset management. Formally trained as a mechanic prior to becoming a professional engineer, Warren's background gives him a unique perspective on maintenance and reliability. His skills and experience have helped to build the current asset management program at Nova Scotia Power and lead the predictive maintenance program involving rotating and static equipment. Warren's passion for reliability and asset management is in the challenges faced to keep equipment running without the business even knowing you were there.