PREDICTIVE MAINTENANCE SERVICES 

 Flex PdM provides essential services that anticipate the maintenance needs of your equipment. We employ the latest cloud based technology, as well as highly skilled and certified technicians to offer a variety of services to meet your needs.

 
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Vibration Analysis

We provide

Vibration Analysis Monitoring programs throughout the United States.  We offer Veteran level II and III analysts to ensure you have the best minds monitoring and protecting your assets. 

Infrared Thermography

We use this technology to inspect power lines, large electrical breakers including 13.8kv, mechanical equipment, boilers, tanks, pressure vessels, weld monitoring, glassware manufacturing, plastic injector molding and pipes. We are able to inspect large vast areas and confined spaces using drones outfitted with this technology.

 
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Ultrasonic Testing

An excellent supplement to infrared thermography in those applications where safety prohibits the opening of high and medium voltage enclosures under load for infrared testing. We also provide pressurized air/gas/steam leak surveys, and proper lubrication, high and low speed bearings.

Laser Alignment

 10 to 100 times more accurate than conventional alignment methods and alignment accuracy is critical to equipment life.

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Oil Analysis

Understanding the condition of lubricants in industrial machines and systems such as gearboxes, pumps, motors, engines, etc. is a key within the field of Predictive Maintenance. When lubricant is analyzed, as well as discovering the condition of the lubricant in terms of its performance, chemical integrity and performance of any additive packages are determined. Testing of the lubricant will also reveal the condition of the internal components within a mechanical system. When components such as gears or bearing and tappets begin to wear-out, microscopic metal wear particles are released into the oil as it circulates throughout the machine’s system. Oil analysis identifies the type and amount of these wear particles and can pinpoint the exact component which is beginning to break down.

Root Cause Analysis

Identifies what, how, and why something happened, therefore preventing recurrence. Root causes are underlying, reasonably identified, and controllable to allow for the generation of recommendations. This process involves data collection, cause charting, root cause identification, recommendation generation, and implementation.

 
 
 

Failure Mode and Effects Analysis
(FMEA) 

A systematic and proactive method for evaluating a process to identify where and how it will fail and to assess the relative impact of different failures in order to identify the parts that are most in need of change. FMEA includes a review of the following: Steps in the Process, Failure Modes (What could go wrong?)

  • Failure Causes (Why would the failure occur?)

  • Failure Effects (What are the consequences of each failure?)

Equipment Criticality Assessment 

By giving your equipment a rating and setting up guidance rules you can ensure that your maintenance and engineering efforts are focused in the correct areas. This will allow you to quickly and easily make decisions regarding which work may be moved and which must be done on the date specified. In addition, you will be able to prioritize any new defects that occur in order to keep your most critical equipment available and to maintain maximum plant uptime.