The Importance of Combining Vibration Analysis and Reliability Engineering into a Combined Reliability Maintenance Drive, and how this can be done

Clyde Volpe, Director, Vibration Institute of Australia


Vibration analysis is an important tool to help improve reliability in the plant; reducing unplanned downtime, reducing secondary damage, reducing the need for large spares inventory, reducing maintenance costs overall. But there is much more we can do to improve reliability. This presentation will discuss the bigger picture of reliability improvement and discuss all the ways the reliability engineer can have an impact on reliability (and thus uptime, capacity, safety, costs, and more), especially in association with the condition monitoring team.


Clyde started his career in a paper mill and qualified as an electrical technician. He soon realised his passion was teaching though so in 1990 Clyde started the Vibration Institute of South Africa, this Institute soon became a leading training company there. In 2000 he moved to Australia and in 2003 started The Vibration Institute of Australia, he now runs courses throughout the world and is the Mobius agent for Australia and New Zealand. Further he has also done work in many industries helping set up their databases. Clyde has trained over 10000 people during his life, his focus is to change the ways companies think about Condition Monitoring, guiding them towards a more holistic idea of Reliability Maintenance. He has also given talks around the world.