Case Study: Implementing an Effective Condition Monitoring Program

John Loane, Training and Technical Sales Engineer, SPM Instrument UK Ltd Dean Whiteside, Condition Monitoring Engineer, Etex Building Performance Limited


This presentation describes the implementation of an effective Condition Monitoring Program and the benefits it has shown in a short space of time at a plasterboard manufacturer-Siniat, Bristol UK. ​A condition monitoring program was in place but only words were used and it was not implemented correctly with correct management. After training and a change in strategy this has started to blossom into a succesful Condition Monitoring Program with a number of large successes by using Vibration Analysis and HD Technologies. ​This presentation shows these successes and how they were implemented.

1. How to correctly implement a successful condition monitoring program
2. Successes of condition monitoring and potential cost savings
3. The effect of precision and correct maintenance practise on VA readings

Bio - John Loane

After being an engineer in the Royal Air Force John joined SPM Instrument in 2008. Having passed his Mobius Institute CAT III Vibration Analysis, he trains Engineers from different industries Condition Monitoring techniques including Vibration Analysis, HD Technologies, Laser Alignment and Balancing and also helps looking after main projects throughout the UK for SPM. John is a father of 2 from Ramsbottom, North Manchester.

Bio - Dean Whiteside

After being in the structural steel construction industry from school I transitioned into the industrial industry around 8 years ago as a lubrication technician, shortly after this I got involved in CBM, I am now certified in vibration analysis at Category II level and I currently work as the condition monitoring engineer at a factory that manufacture gypsum based products.

In my spare time I am an amateur boxer for my local club in Bristol and am also a keen golfer.