How to Sail to Online Success

Dennis Swanepoel, Lead Technician, Yellotec


This presentation will analyse a major online installation through the analogy of a sailing ship. Preparation for a voyage, handling stormy seas and sunny days, reaping the benefit of the returns. Through this journey we will use real case studies and experience to start you on online.


Online Installation
Alarm generation
Root Cause Analysis
Reliability Improvement


He started his career attaining his National Diploma(S4) in Mechanical Engineering and becoming a Performance and Testing Technician in the Power Generation Industry. He has been in the field of Condition Monitoring for the past 21 years. Starting out as an apprentice he managed to improve his knowledge in condition monitoring in various industries and becoming involved in training. Currently, his main duties are shared between starting up new service contracts, Special Investigations, Training (Mobius Training Partner), CBM Connect Editorial board and active member. Industries that he has worked in include Power Generation, Coal Mining, Platinum/chrome refinery and mining, Waste Water Treatment, Food, Paper and Sugar Mills. His most recent achievement was to pass the Mobius CAT IV course and starting up two service contracts in the Power Generation Industry that include vibration, thermography, oil analysis, and alignment. Qualifications: Higher Diploma Mechanical Engineering, Vibration ISO CAT IV, Asset Reliability CAT 3, Oil Analysis, Thermal Snell Level 1, ODS and Modal Analysis.