Introduction to Predictive Maintenance Technologies

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Course Overview

During this five-week interactive course, you will learn the application of two widely used predictive maintenance (PdM) technologies—ultrasound and thermography (infrared technology); how PdM fits into an overall maintenance and reliability management strategy, and how to implement and sustain PdM within an overall maintenance and reliability strategy.

Weekly live, one-hour, interactive sessions are part of the course, providing course participants with a venue to learn how other students (organizations) are utilizing predictive maintenance.

Who Should Attend?

Perfect course for those who are:

  • Involved in your company’s asset or maintenance management program
  • Part of the change process in maintenance in your organization
  • New to the field
  • A maintenance leader searching for strategies, tools, and techniques to improve effectiveness and team member morale

Additional Information

This course is part of the Maintenance and Reliability Management Certificate. Enhance your maintenance skills, while earning a recognized credential. 

Course Outline

Learn how to implement predictive maintenance (PdM) into your company’s maintenance strategy and where to implement and how to sustain ultrasonics and thermography technologies.

Course schedule:

  • Week 1 - How PdM fits into a maintenance strategy
  • Week 2 - Ultrasound technology - application and benefits
  • Week 3 - Thermography (infrared technology) - application and benefits
  • Week 4 - Elements of Job Plans and ultrasound presentations
  • Week 5 - Thermography technology presentations, introduction of additional PdM technologies, course wrap-up


Robert Bishop

Robert Bishop, CMRP, CRL, IAM ISO 55K is a Plant Manager for a chemical manufacturing site. In addition to his certifications as CMRP (Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional), CRL (Certified Reliability Leader), and IAM ISO 55K (The Institute of Asset Management ISO 55K Certificate in Asset Management), Robert is also an approved proctor for SMRP (Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals) and AMP (Association of Maintenance Professionals) professional certifications. Robert is a past Chair for the SMRP Pharmaceutical and Biotech SIG (Shared Interest Group) and involved with many industry organizations.

Robert worked in the pharmaceutical industry for 17 years in quality and engineering roles. Robert has helped establish many reliability systems, both at a site and global level. He has several articles in the field of reliability in world class publications. Robert has a passion for people, culture, and continuous improvement.

Robert has received several industry awards in the field of reliability. In 2015 Rob was part of a team that accepted the Uptime Award for Best Maintenance Reliability Program. In 2016 Rob received SMRPs CMRP of the Year - Rising Leader Award. Also, in 2016 Rob received an Uptime Award for Best Leadership for Reliability Program.


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