Westar Energy to speak about predictive maintenance

Noria news wires

Mike Paulsen, a maintenance technician at Westar Energy will present a case study on using multiple predictive techologies in electric power generation at Noria's Reliable Plant 2011 Conference in Columbus, OH on April 19-21, 2011.

Catastrophic equipment failures at power generation facilities can result in costly repairs and forced outages resulting in lost revenue. These outages can damage the reputation of power providers, whose primary objective is to deliver high-quality, reliable and uninterrupted power at the lowest cost to consumers. In his case study presentation, Mike will explain how Westar Energy implemented a condition-based monitoring (CBM) program across its fleet of energy centers. He will discuss the advantages and benefits of each technology, and considerations you might contemplate if deploying a program at your site. Additionally, case histories from actual finds will be covered in detail.

Mike Paulsen joined Westar Energy in 2003 as an auxiliary equipment operator. He worked in operations from 2003 to 2005 before joining the predictive maintenance department and advanced to a Level III vibration analyst.

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