One of the most important duties of a vibration analyst is to detect bearing faults at the earliest stage so that the replacement task can be properly planned, and where possible, the life can be extended. This workshop will explore how vibration analysis, ultrasound, and wear particle analysis can be used to detect those early warnings and then monitor their condition to estimate the life of the bearing. But detecting faults is only half the job. The key to success is to prevent them from occurring. So this workshop will discuss the reasons why bearings fail and how we can prevent failure and therefore achieve the longest life. The condition monitoring team can play a key role, but we will also discuss the broader reliability, maintenance, engineering and operational factors.