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Poley J.,Condition Monitoring International CMI
Tribology and Lubrication Technology | Year: 2015

References are particularly important while applying for a job. The best references are those who know your experience, accomplishments, character and style. Employers may check references at any stage of the interview process. They often speak with industry professionals that do not appear on the candidate's reference list. An outstanding reference may become an average reference if the employer receives a phone call without any prior knowledge of the company identity. A huge percentage of employers utilize LinkedIn as a tool to recruit candidates and evaluate their capabilities, accomplishments and their capabilities. Consistent and timely communication with the references is a key for them to be prepared and motivated to say positive things about candidate in his job search. The best way to build a strong reference list is to earn it through experience and accomplishments, solid work ethic, passion for work and team spirit.


Poley J.,Condition Monitoring International CMI
Tribology and Lubrication Technology | Year: 2015

Poley, Jack states that a user's actual job starts after setting up the In-Service Fluid Analysis (ISFA)-condition monitoring (CM) program. Poley, Jack states that users commit certain common errors when implementing such a program. They fail to set up the database completely and accurately. This causes ineffective or harmful commentary from misinformation. Samples should be taken after a component is warmed up, which helps in dispersing wear and contamination more evenly or before a component cools down significantly after being shut down.


Poley J.,Condition Monitoring International CMI
Tribology and Lubrication Technology | Year: 2015

Experts share their views on the good and bad aspects of the state of condition monitoring (CM). Significant layoffs and other cost-cutting measures by companies have adversely affected the state of condition monitoring. Effective CM requires subject matter experts (SMEs) who review and evaluate every aspect of CM. Lack of competent SMEs in the industry is having adverse impacts on CM, as SMEs require experience and time to improve their skills. One positive development is that CM is gaining popularity as a way of maintenance life, but economic efficiency is still not a fundamental practice.


Poley J.,Condition Monitoring International CMI
Tribology and Lubrication Technology | Year: 2013

The article discusses the notion of combining static event data involving a suite of tests, along with continuous data in the May TLT. This is a tall order that will not be fulfilled easily, nor fulfilled for any and all machines. There will be practical and technical limits, but there is no doubt this is the pursuit that is continuing to gain traction. This is a consideration with sensors, and it affects the decisions one can expect to make with confidence based strictly on sensor data and their alarm levels. Usually it is necessary to vet the sensor's readings with a more specific suite of tests. Water may be the one exception. Taking cold samples or sampling from the bottom of a sump, for openers, are nonstarters. For that matter, extracting an aliquot from the sample bottle submitted to the lab has its own repeatability issues, even when one is alert enough to shake the sample vigorously.


Poley J.,Condition Monitoring International CMI
Tribology and Lubrication Technology | Year: 2013

ISFA has now stretched the particle size inspection from virtual solution to 1,000 p and larger. But there is only one instrument that can see the entirety of these particles when properly applied: a microscope. A fairly low- power microscope can be effectively used to inspect filter patches created by solvent extracting a specified amount of lube and passing it through a rather fine filter, meaning all such particles are entrapped. Ni and Co may be found in a few machine parts, where something like Stellite is involved, and Ni is also used as a barrier plate in certain bearing types, such as Cu/Pb matrix, but trust me on this, practically speaking one is basically looking at Fe-based particles, element-wise due to the overwhelming odds that only negligible traces of Ni or Co will be included in the analysis mix.


Poley J.,Condition Monitoring International CMI
Tribology and Lubrication Technology | Year: 2013

While the age of lube circuit sensors promises increased insight and timeliness as to machine condition, a new complexity, that of past information from static samples vs. continuous data from sensors, likely will be sorting itself out for several years. Sensor data can be provided on a second-by-second basis, if necessary. an hour. Even collecting such data on an hourly interrogation interval, which would be longer than typical, still results in 24 data points in a single day. Oil analysis sensors, while a quantum leap in the inspection of lubricants, have not been perfected to the point where they are omniscient, such that routine offsite or at least offline sampling can safely be halted or even significantly curtailed. Some reasons on these are discussed.


Poley J.,Condition Monitoring International CMI
Tribology and Lubrication Technology | Year: 2013

Lubricant failure is often the pre-existing cause of excessive wear in machinery such that the machine cannot perform its function adequately or at all. If this is true, then it makes oil analysis near essential for the purpose of assessing in-service lubricating oil quality and efficacy. Vibration signature analysis (VIB) usually lags oil analysis time-wise in terms of alerts to potential machine trauma, particularly when the lubricant?s efficacy is under siege. VIB can spot misalignment and imbalance immediately while oil analysis is of no help in such instances. Nevertheless it has been well established that VIB is not very forthcoming with respect to detecting lubricant compromise until sufficient displacement (wear) has occurred.


Poley J.,Condition Monitoring International CMI
Tribology and Lubrication Technology | Year: 2014

The article examines the complexity in in-service fluid analysis (ISFA). It is expected that reliability-centered maintenance (RCM) concepts and exercises will be employed to identify the machines that are candidates. Non-critical machines will continue to be monitored more conventionally by today's dominant format, the off-site full-service laboratory. Most audiophiles welcomed the enhanced listening experience from hi-fi and the rapid follow-up of stereo sound. One of the reasons that a sense of urgency is not always instilled in management's decision to adopt or revamp a CM program is because of the history of oil analysis.


Pofey J.,Condition Monitoring international CMI
Tribology and Lubrication Technology | Year: 2014

The US Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) near Boulder, Colorado, has a number of wind turbines of various manufacture and output for experimental and data cataloging purposes. The location selected is very unique in terms of wind velocity and gusts, which can be combinations of varied, severe and unpredictably sudden; thus this location is an ideal outdoor laboratory for achieving maximum stress under rapidly changing wind conditions. Additionally there are two large test dynamometers in separate buildings with capacities of 2.5 and 5 megawatts, respectively, allowing wind turbine type gearsets of wide capacity to be programmably exercised. Objectives include basic data gathering and modeling, stressing the gearset beyond its rated load capacity to assess machine integrity and noting the kinds of trauma that may be induced. The sensor installation referenced in this column is on the 2.5 MWdyno.


Poley J.,Condition Monitoring International CMI
Tribology and Lubrication Technology | Year: 2014

Tier-2 testing has become increasingly popular because cleverly designed and implemented bench instruments with small footprints are displacing oft-cumbersome, chemistry oriented, time- consuming, labor-intensive tests. These Tier-2 instruments are becoming increasingly more sophisticated, and it is simply a matter of time before most, if not all, of the important routine tests that Tier-3 labs perform are simulated or duplicated with sufficient efficacy such that Tier-3 sampling will be negatively affected, certainly as it pertains to routine test suites for CM. Consequence Four: Though not immediately but with erosion over time, Tier-3 labs will be increasingly pressured to maintain their bread-and-butter routine testing volume as Tier-2 takes increasingly larger chunks of it away. It would seem logical for Tier-3 entities to wean themselves from commoditized low-cost testing suites as a planned endeavor at some level of awareness in order to prepare for the inevitable in this regard, but it does not have to be conducted as a fire drill.

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