Maintenance & Reliability Workshop - Halifax

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A reliable asset is one that delivers its full value whenever required. A reliable car transports us where we want, when we want. Reliable people show up on-time and do what they say they will do. And reliable machines output their engineered value allowing manufacturers to ship high-quality products profitably.

What is lost when reliability falters? How about confidence, integrity, and time?

Asset Condition Management

World class manufacturers commit tremendous resources to manage the condition of their assets. Their goal is reliability. Three condition monitoring technologies, Ultrasound, Precision Alignment, and Vibration Analysis, work cohesively to deliver reliability and fulfill this investment goal.

Industry leaders SDT Ultrasound, Benchmark PDM and Betavib collaborate to present an exciting one day workshop.


  • Machinery Installation Workflow - Guidebook

  • Acoustic Lubrication Handbook & Hear More - Ultrasound Guide Book

  • Vibration Condition Monitoring Wall Chart


8:00am – Coffee & Continental Breakfast

8:30am – Introduction

9:00am – The Foundation of an Effective Asset Condition Management Program– Benchmark PDM

10:20am – Coffee Break

10:40am – Why Acoustic Lubrication is an Effective First Line of Bearing Assesment – SDT Ultrasound

12:00pm - Lunch

12:40pm - Why just monitor when you can monitor AND Improve? – Betavib

14:00pm – Hands-On Demonstrations

15:45pm – Closing Remarks


Gilles Lanthier – SDT Ultrasound Solutions

Gilles is the District Manager for SDT Ultrasound Solutions in Quebec and Atlantic Canada. His long background in IRD Mechanalysis and vibration monitoring help build on his current condition monitoring skills with ultrasound.

SDT provides ultrasound solutions that give our customers a greater understanding about the health of their factory. We help them predict failures, control energy costs and improve product quality while contributing to the overall uptime of their assets.

Why Acoustic Lubrication is an Effective First Line of Bearing Assesment - 40% of Bearing failures are attributed to poor lubrication practices. Many Lube Departments re-grease on a wasteful calendar based schedule. This leads to over and under greased bearings that fail to deliver their engineered value.This presentation will provide proven and practical methods on how to monitor bearing friction levels before, during and after greasing to provide optimal lubrication. Also, you will learn how early indicaters of bearing wear and defects can provide that key first line of bearing assessment.

Oussama Melki – BETAVIB

Oussama Melki is a software engineering professional with a passion for new products development. Expert in technology, tools and management techniques required to create unique products quickly and consistently.

BETAVIB is a proactive company developing a new generation of vibration solutions in order to help reliability staff reach a higher proficiency level in all aspects of their daily task thanks to the combination of revolutionary architecture and innovative platforms with tools whose efficiency has been proven over decades.

Why just monitor when you can monitor AND Improve? - The purpose of this presentation is to provide CM professionals with the right tools to properly identify their current program status and raise awareness toward Condition improvement instead of only focusing on condition monitoring. To do so we will also focus on Key Performance Indicators that Reliability managers and supervisors can use to measure the impact of their decisions on the dynamic behavior of their equipment’s using clever filters: -plantwide, -by department, -by machines types, -by equipment criticality, -by date…

This presentation will provide attendees with proven, practical and statistical methods to identify the best practices on any level of the hierarchy to duplicate them across their organisation.

John-Paul Lambert – Benchmark PDM

John-Paul Lambert has worked for Benchmark PDM for 9 years and has experience in consulting as well as providing hands-on maintenance and service work in the field with companies such as Ontario Power Generation, Arcelor Mittal and Atlantic Packaging. As the Managing Director, he leads inside sales and manages the external sales networks across Canada.

Benchmark PDM provides machinery installation and reliability solutions to the industrial market through measurement tools and training.They are the Canadian National Distributor for Easy-Laser alignment & measurement systems.

The Foundation of an Effective Condition-Based Maintenance Program. Learn the key element that is necessary for all successful asset condition-based maintenance programs. The presentation will highlight how to identify the major roadblocks in machinery installation and the benefits of precision maintenance. The goal is to educate participants on the value of what to measure, and why. The presentation will end with a short demonstration on how to correct the most common issue in machine reliability, misalignment.

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