Session participants will understand their roles in improving reliable asset operation. Attendees will know the importance and difference between “age related” and “random” failures and be prepared to correctly identify and manage both. They will be ready to apply and demonstrate specific ac motor and centrifugal pump equipment inspection techniques. These techniques include audible, tactile and visual inspection along with the use of client-identified inspection instruments to quantify and trend these values. Typical instruments may include; spot radiometer, strobe-a-scopes, peak vibration meters, ultrasonic listening devises and infrared imaging technology. Operators will demonstrate a clear understanding of “why” the asset failed and how can the breakdown be avoided in the first place. Attendees learn the importance of bearing, seal, lubrication failure and the degradation of overall machine life. Attendees are expected to return to the workforce and “immediately” utilize taught inspection techniques and begin to enhance production performance while reducing failures related to these problems.