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Virtual Event
Reducing Downtime: How Software Can Help
February 28, 2023 at 1:00pm ET

IIoT and vibration-based condition monitoring – a false dawn?

Speaker: John Bernet, mechanical application and product specialist, Fluke Reliability

IIoT and Vibration-Based Condition Monitoring – A False Dawn?

John Bernet, mechanical application and product specialist, Fluke Reliability.

The use of Industrial Internet of Things technologies has the potential to radically transform the way organizations approach condition monitoring.  There are promises of low cost and low power sensing technologies coupled with machine learning and artificial intelligence techniques to provide scalable, cost-effective balance of plant condition monitoring coverage.

In this session, we’ll explore the promise of IIoT to increase asset coverage, some of the challenges with developing and deploying these solutions, how AI/ML is enabling human on the loop, but not out of it, and the resultant need for Reliability Engineers to work with a trusted partner who brings a balanced approach, blending human expertise and IIoT technologies.


Photo: Fluke.

As a mechanical application and product specialist with Fluke Reliability, John Bernet works with customers from all industries to successfully implement their reliability programs.

He has more than 30 years of experience in the maintenance and operation of commercial machinery and as a nuclear power plant electrician in the U.S. Navy. He holds a Category II Vibration Analyst certification and is a Certified Maintenance Reliability Professional (CMRP).