Shared Learning Library
Welcome to PEMAC's Shared Learning Library, a growing body of community created knowledge, built up and maintained by the PEMAC member community. Explore a range of articles, presentations and webcasts covering a wide range of maintenance, reliability and asset management subject areas. You can even find presentations from past MainTrain conferences and PEMAC Lunch & Learn webcasts.
To easily find what you are looking for the content of the Shared Learning Library can be filtered by both Maintenance Management and Asset Management subject areas using the options in the menu to the left of the screen.
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BoK Content Type:Presentation SlidesPresentation PaperBoK Content Source:MainTrain 2018Original date:Tuesday, April 3, 2018“Sustainability through reliability” — presented at the 2015 MainTrain Conference — focused on the rapid growth of passenger flow at Toronto Pearson Airport and how, due to this growth, we were experiencing a high number of plumbing drainage failures. We carried out an RCA on our system and came up with changes in how we would prevent drainage failures. The changes we made dealt with our plumbing design standards; food and beverage tenant fats; oil and organics recovery system; lease agreements; and maintenance practices. However, that was only the starting point. In this presentation, we’ll discuss RCA conducted, the failures experienced, and the enhancements and improvements we made to make our system more reliable.
Reliability Engineer – What should be your role?BoK Content Type:Presentation SlidesPresentation PaperBoK Content Source:MainTrain 2018Original date:Monday, March 12, 2018Reliability engineers in industry are often thrown into the position with very little knowledge about what they’re supposed to do. Or, sometimes, the organization isn’t set up to take advantage of what a reliability engineer can do. Sometimes these engineers have the theoretical knowledge from college but never learned what will be used in the real world. This presentation will address all the basics a new reliability engineer must know. We’ll focus on managing existing equipment and provide an overview of the reliability engineer’s role in new equipment procurement and design. We’ve found that the role of a reliability engineer is not often clear; in fact, many reliability engineers end up doing a lot of work not always related to what they should do.
Democratizing Predictive Maintenance through the Industrial Internet of ThingsBoK Content Type:Presentation SlidesPresentation PaperBoK Content Source:MainTrain 2018Original date:Wednesday, February 28, 2018With all the talk about big data and the IIoT, many are asking how can we use this in maintenance? The IIoT enables us to put sensors in any location where we might want to collect and analyze equipment condition and performance data. There are companies that offer predictive maintenance services, and some companies do this for themselves, in-house. Typically, it’s the larger companies that can afford this, but democratization has meant this has become available to a much broader market. But there are hurdles to taking advantage of this sort of continuous monitoring program, even for your most critical equipment. One, it’s expensive, whether you do it in-house or outsource. And two, there are data bottlenecks. Condition monitoring data comes is huge volumes and it’s all time-sensitive. Even if you can afford it, you need a data handling network with a lot of capacity. In this workshop, we’ll present a viable technical solution to the data bottleneck problem — based on a solution already proven in financial securities markets — that opens up these possibilities in the realm of plant continuous condition monitoring.
Safer Condition Based Maintenance Inspections: Case Study of Implementation at an Ontario Bottling Facility.BoK Content Type:Presentation SlidesWebcastPresentation PaperBoK Content Source:MainTrain 2018Original date:Tuesday, February 27, 2018Electrical maintenance surveillance device (EMSD) technologies refer to condition-based monitoring technologies and equipment used every day to inspect electrical distribution assets. These surveillance and inspection systems determine the condition of the individual asset or system being inspected and include, but are not limited to, infrared thermography, airborne ultrasound, motor current analysis, partial discharge testing, corona cameras, and visual inspections. The implementation challenge is that the inspection and surveillance equipment used yield their most valuable results when inspecting electrical distribution equipment that’s operating under full load conditions. Doing so while working within the confines of CSA Z462 guidelines can be challenging when the equipment is both of danger to maintenance personnel and of value to the process they’re powering. The surveillance equipment implemented normally requires direct access or direct line of sight to the energized components inside the electrical system. This requires panels to be open, which is extremely dangerous. In this workshop, we’ll show you how EMSD technologies maintain the energized compartment’s closed and guarded condition, ensuring that personnel are not endangered. You’ll learn how the design allows the required test equipment to be used safely at any time, especially when equipment is under full load conditions. We’ll also present a case study from an Ontario beverage bottling facility, demonstrating how these devices can be easily retrofitted on existing electrical distribution equipment to become the nexus for an electrical infrastructure reliability program.