Practical Condition Monitoring Instructions for Industry

Condition Monitoring Standards (CMS) are the building blocks of a documentation system created by IDCON for setting up and running a preventive maintenance, essential care and condition monitoring (PM/ECCM) system in any industry. Each CMS has been carefully compiled by IDCON together with master craftspeople, supervisors and operators from many plants.

The CMS documents have a consistent format using ample four color pictures and illustrations to explain the component’s function and how to practically do condition monitoring. In our experience it is essential for people to know why a task has to be executed in order to successfully execute it.

The CMS documents are organized by component type, for example AC motors, gear couplings, pumps, hydraulic components, and heat exchangers. Each CMS document is between three and seven pages long. Each CMS contains brief inspection points, detailed instructions and suggested intervals for each on-the-run and shutdown inspection. The brief inspection texts are excellent as the basis for inspection routes and work order systems, while the more detailed instructions are ideal for reference and training material.

Each CMS volume contains 25 on-the-run inspection instructions and know-why training. The four volumes encompass 100 common components found in industry.

Because of their holistic approach, brevity, clarity and logical component-by-component organization, the CMS documents are a must-have for every workshop, trainer, supervisor, and preventive and predictive maintenance technician and operator.

The author, Torbjörn Idhammar, is an authority on building effective preventive maintenance systems according to the principles of the results-oriented reliability and maintenance philosophy. It has been implemented across hundreds of industries in 41 different countries.

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