PMWS3: Hands On Workshop: Connecting the CBM Program Dots

Frederic Baudart, Lead Product Application Specialist, Fluke Corporation John Bernet, Application Specialist, Fluke Corporation


When starting a CBM program, one of the key challenges is ensuring your people, systems, and data are all bridged together. Fluke calls this concept “Connected Reliability” and it is a critical component in a successful condition-based maintenance program. When one of the three pillars is left unattended, the rest is doomed to fail.

One of the first places to start is a Connected Reliability Assessment. These surveys not only examine where a company is now but also helps organizations prepare and plan for deploying a CBM program. Some questions to ask include:

Are your people knowledgeable about the processes and technology? And did you provide training opportunities for CBM principles and techniques?

Do you understand where your maintenance program is currently? And do you know the desired outcome of CBM implementation?

What does the path to implementation look like for your organization? And what are the roadblocks?

We will show you how you can implement a CBM program. By looking at where people and processes are prior to implementing digitization, organizations can better understand what steps they need to take


1) Ensure that people, processes, and systems are ready to achieve digitization.
2) Ways to ensure that your systems speak to each other so that data is available across platforms.
3) While the barriers to adopting a CBM program are very real, the challenges shouldn’t outweigh the benefits.

Bio - Frederic Baudart

Frederic Baudart is Lead Product Specialist for Fluke Corp., focusing on the company’s reliability and condition monitoring product lines. He has 20+ years’ experience in field service engineering work and preventive maintenance industries. He has held various field services and technical positions with responsibility for installation & commissioning as well as senior services management roles. 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 Chome-Wynz technical college in Brussels, Belgium.

Bio - John Bernet

John Bernet is a Mechanical Application and Product Specialist for Fluke. Using his 30-plus years of experience in maintenance and operation of nuclear power plants and machinery in other plants, John has worked with customers in all industries implementing reliability programs. He is a Certified Category II Vibration Analyst with over 20 years of experience diagnosing machine faults and a Certified Maintenance Reliability Professional (CMRP). John served in the U.S. Navy as an electrician for 12 years.