Predictive Maintenance Technologies and Utilization

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Course Overview

NOTE: Due to COVID-19, the originally scheduled in-person offering of this course (November 2-3, 2020) has been reformatted to an online version. Click the "View Details" box under "Upcoming Dates" for the online course schedule.

A proactive approach to maintenance will save your company time and even millions of dollars. Take this course to learn how you can use a PdM program stay on top of project deadlines by avoiding costly damage and unscheduled shut downs.

Who Should Attend?

  • Plant engineers and managers 
  • Maintenance, industrial, and manufacturing engineers 
  • Maintenance supervisors and managers

Additional Information

This course, formerly known as, "Implementing An Effective and Practical Predictive Maintenance Program," is part of the Maintenance and Reliability Management Certificate. Enhance your maintenance skills, while earning a recognized credential.

Course Outline

  • Vibration Monitoring
  • Thermography
  • Tribology
  • Visual Inspection
  • Ultrasonics
  • Electrical Testing


"This course was very worthwhile–the instructor's depth of knowledge and communication skills were excellent."
—Nate Rife, P&H Mining Equipment

"This course will be very valuable in helping us set up our new maintenance program. Keep up the good work!"
—Stephen L. Gaston, Parsons Infrastructure

"Overall a very informative course. It made me think about actual predictive maintenance and also rethink our preventive maintenance philosophy."
—Joe Adam, Exide Technologies


George Williams

George is the founder and CEO of ReliabilityX. He has a master’s degree in reliability engineering from Monash University. He began his career working for his father in maintenance – performing PMs on trucks and trailers – while in high school. George spent 16 years with a major pharmaceutical company, where he began as a technician and worked his way up to global asset management. In 2015, George’s global team won the Uptime Award for Best Maintenance and Reliability Program. He is a certified maintenance and reliability professional and certified reliability leader. In 2016, he was recognized by the Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals as Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional of the Year. He has earned certifications in vibration analysis, infrared thermography, ultrasound, motion amplification, and plant maintenance management. George is a published author and a recognized leader in reliability. He’s been teaching maintenance and reliability classes for UW-Madison Engineering Professional Development since 2010.

Upcoming dates (1)

Nov. 2-3, 2020

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Program Director

Jeff Oelke


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We can deliver this course as an on-site learning experience tailored to your organization’s specific training needs.