The Predictive Technologies program is based on technologies and NDT methods that assess the condition of industrial equipment. Predictive technologies include Vibration Analysis, Lubricating Fluid Analysis, Thermography, Acoustic Emission Testing, and Electric Motor Circuit Analysis. These preventative maintenance technologies aid in predicting equipment lifespan by assigning failure levels to operating equipment. Asset condition is used to schedule maintenance, ensuring asset health while lowering down time and unnecessary maintenance.
The new courses can be taken individually or collectively toward an associate’s degree or technical certificate from WATC. Each class lasts one week, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Classes are held in the evenings during the summer semester and last two weeks per class. For specifics on course offerings visit the WATC website.
The Predictive Technologies program is a part of the Nondestructive Test Lab, which offers NDT training and NDT and oil analysis test services.
The spring course schedule is as follows:
- Vibration Analysis I : March 30-April 3
- Vibration Analysis II : April 6-April 10
- Vibration Analysis III : April 13-April 17
- Thermography I : February 23-February 27
- Thermography II : March 2-March 6
- Thermography III : March 9-March 13
- Acoustic Emission Testing Level I : May 4-May 8
- Machine Lubrication and Analysis I : January 12-January 16
- Machine Lubrication and Analysis II : February 2-February 6
- Machine Lubrication and Analysis III : February 9-February 13
- Electrical Motor Testing : April 27-May 1
A photo of thermography is available at www.niar.wichita.edu/media/images/DSC01495.jpg.