Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM)
Finite Element Analysis (FEA)
General Vibration Analysis
Operating Deflection Shape (ODS)
Vibration Condition Monitoring
Acoustical and Ultrasonic Analysis
Pressure Pulsation Analysis
Failed Bearing Inspection
Root Cause Failure Analysis
Torsional Vibration and Torque Analysis
Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM)
Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) is a tried and true maintenance optimization procedure that will bring cost savings by reducing unnecessary preventative maintenance strategies and implementing missing critical tasks.
Our reliability specialists use RCM II methodologies, combined with years of RCM experience, to give your plan a more reliable and cost effective operation.
RCM Facilitation vs. Contract RCM
We prefer to facilitate rather than perform the entire analysis ourselves. There are many advantages to this method over traditional RCM consulting:
The knowledge of how your plant operates is vital to a fast and accurate analysis.
As a result of the upfront involvement and knowledge sharing from your personnel, your RCM will be much more cost effective.
Implementation is better accepted when the analysis is done internally.
Reliability Centered Maintenance Follow-Through
We can help you implement the results as well. Don't hesitate to call on us to get started on:
•A personalized Roadmap to Reliability
•Develop a Criticality Assessment of your assets, old and new
•Purchase and installation specifications
•Modifying maintenance procedures
•Identifying spare parts
•Organizing and implementing Condition Monitoring
•Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA) Facilitation
•Creating failure codes
•Pareto and risk analysis
To learn more about our reliability centered maintenance services and to set up a no obligation consultation, contact our sales team.
working toward reliability design, the process of selecting the right machine
for the job should not only allow for the work it is meant to perform, but also
concerns for long-term, safe and reliable operation. Over-sizing can be just as detrimental to
machine life as under-sizing.
Considerations for reliability design include:
Pump and Fan Sizing
Gear Set and Coupling Selection
Bases and Isolation Design
and Installation Specifications
Choosing the right model can lead to longer
operating life, improved equipment performance and reduced risk to human safety
and the environment. Titans Industrial has a very talented staff of engineers
waiting to assist you in the design and analysis of your equipment. For more
information on our services please
contact our office.
rotating equipment vibrates excessively, it causes stress that reduces
component life and has the potential to cause catastrophic failure. Even with
the proper predictive maintenance program in place, equipment can become
unbalanced. When excessive vibration is present it is often caused by an
unbalance. In rotating equipment, unbalance can occur due normal wear and tear,
deposit buildup, corrosion, material problems, temperature changes, or
deformation. Titans Industrial offers dynamic balancing services that help to
identify the cause of the unbalance and offer solution
to correct the unbalanced equipment.
why there is an unbalance and how to correctly fix the issue is one of our
engineers will come to your site to begin troubleshooting your machinery. Our
state of the art instrumentation, couple with our extensive field experience,
give us the tools we need to not only identify the source of the unbalance, but
to also take steps to reduce the excess vibration, helping to safeguard the
longevity of bearings, equipment, and the safety of your facility.
Element Analysis (FEA)
skilled engineers have the theoretical know-how and practical experience to
tackle tough structural problems. We validate finite element models with actual
field data to ensure our redesign solves the identified problem while avoiding
any additional issues. Finite Element Analysis (FEA) is a powerful engineering
tool that simulates the physical behavior underlying many engineering problems.
FEA allows you to gain valuable insight into your design problems.
of Finite Element Analysis include:
geometry and weight
Titans Industrial we have advanced degreed engineers who have both the
theoretical and practical know-how to tackle your analysis problems. Our Finite
Element Analysis calculates component displacements, strains, and stresses
under internal and external loads. Our capabilities include modal, static and
Stress (linear structural and buckling)
analysis (large deformations, nonlinear material models)
analysis (bonded and/or contacting parts)
analysis (modal analysis, transient response, random excitation)
event simulation (dynamics, kinematics, contact, nonlinear materials, large
condition monitoring is an excellent tool for diagnosing mechanical and certain
electrical malfunctions, but has significant limitations in many electrical
applications. Most all electrical components exhibit rising temperatures prior
to failure, but it is extremely time-consuming and inefficient to use a single
point temperature measuring device inside a complicated panel or switchgear.
Infrared imaging can also be used to determine mode shapes, operating
deflection shapes, and frequencies. Infrared is non-contact, non-intrusive
approach that measures heat distribution and concentrations. This data gives
insight into the deformations that a structure is undergoing, without the need
to place sensors directly on to the structure.
imaging is a proven condition monitoring technology that has been utilized
effectively for years. Using infrared technology, we are able to scan and
provide infrared image imaging of the temperature profile of the electrical or
mechanical component of interest.
With the advancing expectations for
reliability, efficiency, and product quality, the number of applications for
this technology are continually growing.
Our Infrared Imaging services include applications in:
Traps / Piping
Valves / Piping
with other technologies, infrared imaging provides another useful piece of
information, enabling a more accurate and effective condition monitoring
Analysis (or Modal Testing) is the process of testing machine components or
structures in order to obtain an understanding of their natural vibration
Modal testing can be used to:
•Solve resonance problems
a model for force prediction
data for FEA model validation
A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words
Titans Industrial works with the leader in Modal Analysis software, ME'scope VES by
Vibrant Technology. We'll gather your data quickly and with minimal disruption.
It's then processed and imported into ME'scope. Finally, we run the analysis to
determine your Mode Shapes and/or Operating Deflection Shapes. ME'scope
animates and displays this information in a visual format that aids in understanding the machined behavior. A picture is truly worth a thousand words.
Modal Analysis plus FEA: Powerful tools for redesign
Modal Analysis and Finite Element Analysis capabilities give us the power to
take the guesswork out of redesign.
It works like this:
Analysis field data is taken with our multi-channel data acquisition equipment.
data is used to generate a set of Frequency Response Functions and a modal
Finite Element model is built. The results of the FEA simulation are correlated
with the field data.
redesign configurations are then evalsuated with the correlated Finite Element
result is a redesign solution that can be implemented with high confidence in
Vibration analysis is used to help
troubleshoot and detect early precursors to machine failure, allowing machinery
to be repaired or replaced before the asset fails to perform its function.
All rotating equipment vibrates, but as
components wear or reach the end of their serviceable life, their vibration
signature provides an early warning of the developing problem.
Ongoing monitoring of equipment allows
technicians to identify these indicators of wear and damage well before a
functional failure occurs.
can employ a multi-faceted approach to vibration analysis in order to more
accurately identify your vibration related problems. This can include:
and multi-channel vibration troubleshooting High channel count simultaneous
data collection and analysis for extended periods
monitoring and analysis
•Machinery vibration analysis report
vibration analysis important?
of precision maintenance and increased component life. One of the biggest benefits of
vibration analysis is to ensure excessive forces or aggravating conditions are
not present which will negatively impact the life of components. Vibration signature analysis from our specialists
identifies these faulty conditions before they cause failures that affect your
detection of mechanical fatigue and breakdown.
Bearings and components that have some type of defect will produce a unique
vibration that can be detected and identified before it affects machine
operation. Ongoing monitoring of equipment allows these signs of wear and
damage to be identified well before an expensive failure occurs.
monitor the health of your plant machinery.
Our vibration analyzers record machine vibrations using transducers such as
accelerometers, proximity probes and tachometers. For each asset, we take
vibration measurements at a sufficient number of locationss, that we are able to
accurately diagnose any problem. The vibration readings are recorded and
trended over time. By observing the change in a a machine's vibration signature
over time, we can detect any problems at an early stage.
capable staff of engineers are trained to utilize a range of tools to quickly
identify challenges and will work to develop personalized solutions.
Deflection Shape (ODS) Analysis
Deflection Shape (ODS) analysis is a powerful tool we use to solve complex
vibration related problems in rotating equipment and structures. Animations of
the deflection shapes help visualize the problem. Our expertise results in
properly identifying root causes as well as practical solutions.
Why do we use Operating Deflection Shape Analysis?
can observe and analyze the exaggerated dynamic behavior of your machinery
pinpoint problems in any kind of rotating equipment, associated bases, or
machines do not need to be taken off-line, minimizing lost production time
you commissioning new or rebuilt equipment? Our vibration analysis acceptance
testing and performance testing is instrumental in ensuring your equipment has been installed
INDUSTRIAL can select and apply the proper standard, whether it is from ISO,
API, HI or ASME, in order to define the testing procedures and acceptance
criteria. Our acceptance testing services helps to ensure installed equipment
is not only free of defects but also minimizes the number of installation
issues that can occur during a routine installation.
professional staff of reliability specialists will be with you and your team
every step of the way to ensure that your equipment is installed right the
first time. Let us customize a solution specific to your needs. Contact us
today to get started on a personalized acceptance testing solution for your
Compressor Analysis Services
compressor analysis evalsuates both the mechanical performance and machinery
condition to determine asset efficiency and economical operation.
INDUSTRIAL utilizes an
array of measurements including vibration, pressure, ultra-sonic, and encoder
data to analyze reciprocating machinery. With the Windrock 6320/PA, Dynalco Recip-Trap
9260/9240 and other data collectors and
our experience analysts, TITANS
INDUSTRIAL’s reciprocating analysis
evalsuates the mechanical health and performance of your equipment, providing
immediate information that is used to help minimize unexpected downtime.
Our reciprocating compressor analysis training includes :
•Leaks or excessive wear on rings, packing or rider bands
•Poor or improper operating clearances
•Efficiency and economy of machinery
•Piston or liner problems
•Potential harmful rod load and reversal conditions
•Internal impacting of reciprocating mechanisms
•Poor or improper air-to-fuel ratio
•Bad ignition timing
•Overall mechanical condition
TITANS INDUSTRIAL’s regular scheduled condition monitoring and on-site or remote analysis services, coupled with our thorough diagnostic reporting and troubleshooting gives your maintenance team the tools and information they need to prevent failures and better manage current maintenance schedules. We provide your team with clear reports and recommendations and will work with you, side by side, in creating and implement long-term maintenance strategies for all of your reciprocating machinery.
is more to reliability engineering than just preventing Failures – at Titans Industrial, reliability is about consistent dependability of not just your
equipment but of your staff and your entire reliability program. For us,
reliability means peace of mind.
Titans Industrial was founded with the mission to make the world’s industries more
reliable though innovative and personalized solutions. The expanding needs and
expectations of today’s industry requires reliability engineers to constantly
be ahead of the curve, developing and implementing new reliability engineering
approaches and programs to help ensure consistent productivity and
dependability of equipment and employees.
Titans Industrial is proud
to be an innovator in reliability engineering and has developed a variety of
programs and services that are focused on staying ahead of the curve. Our
reliability engineering services are a combination of proven reliability
practices and new, groundbreaking approaches.
Our personalized reliability engineering services include:
•TITANS INDUSTRIAL’s Reliability Assessment
•Reliability Centered Maintenance Facilitation
•Reliability Centered Maintenance Training
•Failure Modes and Effects Analysis FMEA -
facilitation and mentoring
•Machinery Start-Up/Commissioning Services
•Root Cause Failure Analysis Facilitation
•Failure Code Creation
•Maintenance Procedures Creation and Review
•Criticality Assessment and Risk Analysis
•Purchase and Installation Specifications and
•Maintenance Cost Analysis
•Job Hazard Analysis
•Scheduled Shutdown Analysis
•Management of Change
companies get caught up in their day to day business and, sometimes, simply do
not have the time or resources to critically analyze their reliability
programs. If maintenance practices are not updated to meet the new demands of
production or if staff is not properly trained on maintenance procedures,
equipment is susceptible to severe failure, which could lead to unscheduled
downtime and loss of production and revenue. Often it takes an impartial
observer to look at a plant’s reliability program and assess both areas that
are successful and areas where there are opportunities for improvement.
The TITANS INDUSTRIAL Reliability
Program Assessment is a personalized assessment of your current reliability
centered maintenance program. Our hands-on review ensures a thorough evalsuation
of your maintenance program, giving you a better picture of how your program is
working and what improvements can be made.
specialists take the time to review your current maintenance strategies,
providing you with a custom assessment which includes:
of your current CMMS system
training programs in place
the most costly maintenance in your plant and search for opportunities for cost
reduction without sacrificing reliability
review of your current spares inventory control procedures
preventative maintenance tasks and their frequencies
ways to better incorporate condition monitoring practices into current
maintenance procedures to reduce the need for intrusive maintenance tasks
Our evalsuation is carefully created
based on information collected in your plant, not a canned check list. Your
report is customized to your facility’s unique maintenance program. The best
part is that your personalized assessment is yours to keep whether or not you
choose to use our reliability engineering services. That is our promise to you.
machinery needs proper lubrication in order to function reliably and
efficiently. Knowing the right locations, the right time, the right type, and
the right quantity of lubricant is imperative to your maintenance strategy that
helps increase productivity, efficiency, and machine life. With our tribology
and lubrication services, we take the guess work out of your maintenance
plant is different. Our reliability specialists take the time to understand the
lubrication needs and practices of your plant in order to develop a successful
personalized lubrication program.
the right lubrication for each piece of equipment is crucial. Our reliability
specialists can help to consolidate & identify if the proper lubricants are
being used for your equipment as well as develop a personalized lubrication
schedule for each piece of machinery to ensure maintenance is being done at
proper intervals to extend the life of your equipment.
your equipment running below expected performance? Our reliability specialists
will come on-site to inspect and identify issues that your equipment may be
experiencing, and offer assistance in addressing the challenges to get your
operation back on track.
Collection and Analysis
staff of highly skilled reliability specialists are trained in strategic oil
collection practice to obtain maximum data results and minimize data
disturbance of new and used oil samples at your site. We also review and
interpret the analysis and provide you with a comprehensive and detailed report
to aid in the ongoing implementation of your proactive maintenance program.
monitoring is essential to the implementation of a successful predictive
maintenance strategy. Periodically monitoring the "health" of your
equipment decreases downtime and reduces maintenance costs. For rotating and
reciprocating machinery, a vibration condition monitoring program is the best
way to predict machine failure before it happens. Implementing a condition
monitoring program will provide long-term reliability to your operations, by
reducing downtime and increasing product output.
analysts are experts in their field
only hire qualified and experienced reliability specialists to collect, trend
and analyze your data:
reporting - Our engineers/analysts prepare machine condition reports to your
specifications. Some clients value in-depth analysis details while others
prefer simpler reporting that highlights maintenance recommendations.
data - any data collected for you is co-owned. At your request, we can provide
all your historical data in an standard industry format.
program from outsourced to in-house
our quality training services, we can help you transition from an outsource to
an in-house condition monitoring program, all the while maintaining the highest
condition monitoring program off the ground
you don't have the capital or time required to start a condition monitoring
program, Titans Industrial can help. We utilize the latest hardware and
software and have expert analysts on staff. We can get a world class program up
and running in no time. We collect the data, analyze it, and submit an
easy-to-read report detailing the results of our expert analysis.
and Ultrasounds Analysis
very important diagnostic instrument for understanding the condition of valves
is high and very high frequency vibration analysis. Acoustic emission sensors
(up to 900 kHz) and ultrasound sensors (38-42 kHz) are generally used for this
type of analysis.
analyses provide information such as:
instant valves open and close
wear condition of hyper-compressor valves
impact of valves on opening and closing
pulsations are very often the cause of serious problems for reciprocating compressors. The presence of more or less
significant pressure pulsations definitely has an effect on performance of the machine.
is therefore obvious that measurement and analysis of pressure pulsations is of considerable importance in
identifying issues and malfunctions
in reciprocating compressors (piping
and volume bottle failure, high vibration,
its measurement systems and software, SINT Technology is able to compare pressure pulsations with expected
values and the values required
by reference standards and also to
analyse pressure pulsations
simultaneously constructing Pressure-Volume
a failed bearing without determining a root cause leads to repeated failures.
Pulling the bearing early enough in its failure stages so that a proper
inspection can be done is valuable to determining a root cause.
This inspection includes any rolling
element bearing installed on critical equipment that fails prematurely. With
this assessment, repeat failures can be nearly eliminated. This also minimizes
downtime and reduces risk to human safety and the environment.
Cause Failure Analysis
Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA) is a systematic way of reviewing all the evidence
from a failure in order to determine a root cause that is manageable and
is triggered by machinery failures that are repeated, have significant
operational or repair consequences, or have any safety or environmental
process of investigation significantly reduces the risk of repeated failures.
At TITANS INDUSTRIAL education is one of our passions.
our extensive knowledge and experience in the fields of reliability and
mechanical engineer is what we enjoy doing
We are one of the only full-service engineering firms in the country that
offers a multi-disciplinary training and education
In our Root Cause Failure Analysis
course, learn valuable techniques to systematically help
you to find solutions to those “Bad Actor” assets.
principles of cause and effect are covered first. Then there is discussion on
preserving and adding evidence to the analysis program. Solution selection and
implementation are then added. Finally, these techniques are reinforced with
real world case studies to
solve. It is recommended that students purchase The Apollo Method by Dean Gano.
minimum of a secondary education diploma or equivalent is recommended. The open
book certification exam consists of 25 questions with a one hour time limit. A
minimum score of 70% is required for passing.
of our courses can be tailored to fit your learning style and are available in
both a public and private setting. Whether you are interested in attending our
classes at our facility or would like a private class at your site, we will
customize our classes to suit your needs, worldwide. That’s the Difference.
vibration and torque
Analysis of torsional vibration is
an extremely effective diagnostic instrument for identifying abnormal conditions during machine operation which can lead to damage, such as:
gear wear and gear tooth failure
of coupling hubs
wear of electric motor windings
INDUSTRIAL’s condition monitoring technology can
perform torsional analyses on a wide range of machinery thanks to its advanced measurements systems and processing software.
of torque and shaft speed are required to determine transmitted mechanical power. When a greater accuracy of measurement
is required (for example, in machinery tests and inspections, acceptance tests,
etc.), it is necessary to calibrate the instrumented coupling.
TITANS INDUSTRIAL can offer a torque meter
(instrumented coupling) calibration service with its own calibration facility,
which can calibrate couplings for transmission of torques up to 12 kNm.