WS4: 1-Day Building your Asset Health Management Roadmap Workshop: Practical Exercises to Impact Your World

Michael Watson, Product Application Specialist, Fluke John Bernet, Application Specialist, Reliability, Fluke


Your Asset Health Management and Reliability programs are only getting more complex.
Between the global pandemic, supply chain challenges, disruptive technologies, remote work, and staff shortages, maintenance teams are being stretched and expected to do more with less. Proactive maintenance strategies can help. Organizations are turning to reliability-centered maintenance (RCM) as well as condition-based maintenance (CBM) programs to optimize asset health. Understanding function and failure is the backbone of any RCM or CBM program. It lets teams focus on failure modes and prioritize plant systems, while sensors and software manage automated data collection and subsequent tasks. However, a successful CBM or RCM program is more than data and making them sustainable requires understanding the impact that innovative technologies have on people and processes. This hands-on workshop provides the insights and templates for attendees to plan their Asset Health Management (AHM) journey. We will help you understand how to select a strategy with the appropriate technology and implement it into a new or existing program. We will also provide technology demonstrations, overview process and timeline, and people or resources needed to successfully implement within an organization. Our workshop will be an educational, hands-on engagement for maintenance and reliability professionals beginning an Asset Health Management (AHM) journey, as well as professionals working in programs that needs to be refreshed, restarted, or taken to the next level.

  • Break down the seemingly “insurmountable” challenges into a roadmap for better reliability
  • Understand asset criticality and accurately assess how it benefits your organization
  • Combine multiple technologies and match failure modes to effectively eliminate and/or mitigate root causes
  • Harness the power of connected data to make the right repair at the right time
  • Leverage CBM and RCM best practices so teams can do more with less
  • Bridge the growing skills gap with reliability-centered fundamentals by leveraging today’s technological capabilities
  • Understand the keys of implementing a new program and the pillars of a successful, sustainable program


• Asset criticality – How to best perform an asset criticality assessment and ranking. Our hands-on session will have multiple groups utilize different tools to perform a basic asset criticality assessment.
• Technologies selection – Review and determine the best tools, technology, and techniques to select based on asset criticality and failure modes. Groups will get hands-on usage and selection of technologies based on asset criticality and failure modes.
• Putting together a predictive maintenance program – Basic Pd.M. program/strategy selection, layout with components (technologies), timeline (process) and resources (people). Discussion of keys to success and consideration for sustaining a resilient program. Hands-on exercise and discussion based on people, process, and technology.

Bio Michael Watson

Michael Watson is a Product Application Specialist for Fluke Accelix, a suite of solutions from Fluke Reliability, focusing on the company’s connected technician tools and condition monitoring product lines. Michael brings 30+ years’ experience in reliability, technician effectiveness, and operations in US and global locations. He is a Certified Maintenance & Reliability Professional (CMRP) Certified Reliability Leader (CRL) and Thermal/Infrared Thermography Level II certified. Michael holds a Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Illinois in Urbana Illinois.
He may be reached at for more information on Accelix, visit

Bio John Bernet

As a mechanical application and product specialist at Fluke Corporation, John Bernet works with customers from all industries successfully implement their reliability programs. He has more than 30+ years of combined experience in the maintenance and operation of commercial machinery and as a nuclear power plant electrician in the U.S. Navy. He is a Thermal/Infrared Thermography Level I certified, Vibration certified Cat II, and hold his Certified Maintenance & Reliability Professional
(CMRP) certification.

John can be reached at