Guide to Capacity Assurance – An approach that focuses on ensuring inherent reliability

Frederic Baudart, Lead Product Application Specialist, Fluke Corporation


In maintenance and reliability, buzzwords and “new” methods arise frequently. Many companies look for a quick fix to what must be a team-wide culture shift. Information about what data really matters and how to execute maintenance and reliability strategies has often been missing. Many teams feel pressure to implement condition-based techniques when they may just be getting scheduled maintenance off the ground, or they do not begin because they cannot use condition monitoring on all assets. How can teams in various states of reactive, preventive and predictive strategies move forward on their reliability journey? One way is to focus on asset capacity assurance.

This presentation will discuss how capacity assurance provide a framework of connected reliability and the industrial internet of things (IIoT) can help maintenance and reliability (M&R) teams drive value and support them on the journey of maintaining inherent availability.


Frederic is the Lead Product Application Specialist for Fluke Accelix™, a suite of solutions from Fluke Corp. (, focusing on the company’s process, electrical, thermal, mechanical and condition monitoring product lines. He has 20 years’ experience in field service engineering work and preventive maintenance industry. He has held various field services and technical positions with responsibility for installation & commissioning as well as services management roles. Baudart is often a presenter at many trade shows and conferences and has written many technical articles and case studies for global trade publications. He is also a Thermal/Infrared Thermography Level I certified and recently obtained his Certified Maintenance & Reliability Professional (CMRP) certification. Baudart holds technical degrees in electrical and instrumentation engineering from technical college in Brussels, Belgium.