Power of Integrating Thermography with Condition Monitoring Techniques

Aly Attia, Condition Monitoring Engineer


Condition Monitoring techniques act as revolutionary mechanisms because of effective, quick, reliable and cost effective application to uphold, maximize, optimize operation of high end equipment’s, in particular and all operating equipment’s.
Various methods are being adopted in this technique as vibration analysis, wear debris analysis, thermography etc. These are most common and recognized for carrying out condition monitoring program.
Generally these condition monitoring techniques are isolated, carried out independently, analyzed separately without establishing correlation between these techniques, leading to generation of separate reports for each technique.
This leads to only a part of equipment faults typically getting diagnosed, as each condition monitoring technique has its own strength points and its own weakness points (or limitations). Therefore integration of these techniques can provide greater, deeper, and more reliable quick information leading to effective diagnosis of equipment in more accurate way.


Learning Takeaways:

  1. Basics of Infrared Thermography CM technique
  2. Infrared Thermography strength points
  3. Integrating Thermography into your Condition Monitoring program


Aly Attia is a Condition Monitoring Engineer. He has a wide experience in Rotating Machinery Diagnostics and Reliability and provides his services for different industries heavy to medium ranges. He is an accredited and approved Instructor with experience more than 7 years for different machinery condition monitoring techniques such as Vibration Analysis, Machinery Lubrication, and Infrared Thermography.
Aly helped numerous plants improve machinery reliability and achieve maintenance goals of industry 4.0 and Inspection 2.0 world class strategies, utilizing all the tools and techniques to increase asset reliability and decrease cost of maintenance and operation, including delivery of onsite trainings. He has supreme communication, technical training skills, and engagement with trainees and maintenance teams in order to improve site performance through delivering the technical knowledge, guiding them to the best use of different condition monitoring techniques. Currently he is taking over the position of Condition Monitoring Engineer at SRG Global Asset Care – Australia, at Shell Oil & Gas – QGC Upstream.