Connecting Remote Reliability Experts with Plant Maintenance Technicians

by | Apr 11, 2014 | Asset Management, Reliability

Jim Cahill

Chief Blogger, Editor

It’s been a whirlwind two weeks circling the globe—first last week in Stuttgart, Germany for the Emerson Exchange conference and then this week at our office in Manila, the Philippines. I’m back now in Austin blogging and catching up.

Drew Mackley

Drew Mackley

Johan Van Puyenbroeck

Johan Van Puyenbroeck

Let’s close the week with a short 2:27 YouTube video from Emerson’s Drew Mackley and Johan Van Puyenbroeck on remote access and operation to the CSI 2140 portable machinery health analyzer.

In the video, Drew wirelessly connects the CSI 2140 to internal Emerson network. From his office in Belgium, Johan is able to access the CSI 2140 to initiate data collection from the equipment with which the CIS 2140 is connected. Using collaboration software (LiveMeeting in this case, but it could be WebEx, AdobeConnect, or other remote meeting software), Johan is able to show Drew what he is looking at.

This is precisely what integrated operations, or iOps, is all about—having the ability to connect in remote experts with local plant personnel to solve problems to help operate the plant more efficiently. This video demonstrates how a company’s inside-the-firewall network can be used to connect a reliability expert with the technician performing the maintenance rounds.

To connect and interact with Drew, Johan, and other reliability professionals, join and participate in the Asset Optimization, Maintenance and Reliability track in the Emerson Exchange 365 community.

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