CRL 1-hr: Nov 7 Introduction to Uptime Elements Reliability Framework and Asset Management System

Oakbrook, IL – November 21, 2017

The Vibration Institute (VI) has worked with the Acoustical Society of America for over 40 years to develop standards on machine vibration measurement, monitoring, and analysis and certification of vibration analysts. During the last 4 years, the (VI) has sponsored an effort in conjunction with the Acoustical Society of America (ASA) to properly form and document a new comprehensive standard for shaft alignment. The ASA, a standards-writing body for the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and manager of ANSI and the United States work with ISO for international standards, are expected to complete a methodology standards document and a vocabulary standards document for the topic of shaft alignment in the winter of this year.

The Vibration Institute, headed by VI members, began the difficult task of codifying and standardizing shaft alignment methodology, tools, techniques and more early in 2013. With the guidance of VI founder and Technical Director, Dr. Ron Eshleman, VI partnered with ASA to form a diverse volunteer working group to write the standard. ASA ASC S2 WG15 (Work Group 15), comprised of more than 35 experts across the field, met regularly, both in person and online, to make recommendations, form ideas, write and edit the standard to be useful to stakeholders and formed in accordance with ANSI specifications.

“A lot of good people were involved, but it takes a LOT of work in one’s spare time to start from scratch, bring dozens of people together for a common goal, find consensus of best practices and methods, and actually end up with an approved and published national standard in less than 4 years. It’s a good thing there were some talented volunteers in the workgroup!” noted Brian Biby, Co-Chair of Work Group 15, and VI board member.

The ASA shaft alignment document and can be found online at: ANSI/ASA S2.75-2017/Part 1.

For more than 40 years, the mission of the Vibration Institute has been to disseminate practical information on evaluating machinery behavior and condition without commercial interest. The Institute offers programs involving education, training, and ANSI accredited certification of vibration analysts. In addition, the Institute provides opportunities for exchanging technical knowledge, information, procedures, and data through meetings, publications, formal training and networking.

Upcoming Events

August 8 - August 10, 2023

Maximo World 2023

View all Events
80% of newsletter subscribers report finding something used to improve their jobs on a regular basis.
Subscribers get exclusive content. Just released...MRO Best Practices Special Report - a $399 value!
IMC-2022 Who's Who: The World's Best Run Companies

The International Maintenance Conference (IMC) provides a fresh, positive community-based curated experience to gain knowledge and a positive perspective for advancing reliability and asset management through people, their managers, the strategy, the processes, the data and the technology.

Uptime Elements Root Cause Analysis

Root Cause Analysis is a problem solving method. Professionals who are competent in Root Cause Analysis for problem solving are in high demand.

Reliability Risk Meter

The asset is not concerned with the management decision. The asset responds to physics

Why Reliability Leadership?

If you do not manage reliability culture, it manages you, and you may not even be aware of the extent to which this is happening!

Asset Condition Management versus Asset Health Index

Confusion abounds in language. Have you thought through the constraints of using the language of Asset Health?

Seven Chakras of Asset Management by Terrence O'Hanlon

The seven major asset management chakras run cross-functionally from the specification and design of assets through the asset lifecycle to the decommissioning and disposal of the asset connected through technology

Reliability Leader Fluid Cleanliness Pledge

Fluid Cleanliness is a Reliability Achievement Strategy as well as an asset life extension strategy

MaximoWorld 2022 Conference Austin Texas

Connect with leading maintenance professionals, reliability leaders and asset managers from the world's best-run companies who are driving digital reinvention.

“Steel-ing” Reliability in Alabama

A joint venture between two of the world’s largest steel companies inspired innovative approaches to maintenance reliability that incorporate the tools, technology and techniques of today. This article takes you on their journey.

Three Things You Need to Know About Capital Project Prioritization

“Why do you think these two projects rank so much higher in this method than the first method?” the facilitator asked the director of reliability.