Rob's Reliability Project

Rob's Reliability Project

By Rob Kalwarowsky
A podcast for reliability and maintenance people looking to better themselves both at work and at home and be entertained!
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Ultrasound Deep Dive with Adrian Messer
On this week's episode, I welcome Adrian Messer from UE Systems to the show.  We talk more about how to use ultrasound as a predictive maintenance tool and different mechanical faults that you can detect.   We also dive into some of the nuts and bolts of setting up an ultrasound program including where, how often to take readings and procedures. If you enjoy the show, please tell your colleagues in reliability about it and follow Rob's Reliability Project on LinkedIn.  I'm putting out some bonus content only for that page so if you follow my personal LinkedIn, you might miss out on some great stuff. If you have any questions, business inquiries or if you'd like to appear on the podcast, email me at robsreliabilityproject@gmail.com Check out UE Systems - uesystems.com Follow Adrian Messer on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/adrianmesser/ Follow Rob's Reliability Project on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/robsreliabilityproject/ Follow Rob's Reliability Project on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/robsreliabilityproject/ 
47:45
February 19, 2019
Holistic Physical Asset Management with Dharmen Dhaliah
On this week's episode, I welcome Dharmen Dhaliah to the show.  Dharmen is the author of Physical Asset Management - An Organizational Challenge and he's the corporate asset manager for the town of Halton Hills in Ontario, Canada.  We discuss the concept of holistic physical asset management, why we need to be better at communicating between corporate silos and why physical asset management requires significant amounts of work with a different mindset from what we currently have. If you have any questions, business inquiries or if you'd like to appear on the podcast, email me at robsreliabilityproject@gmail.com Check out Dharmen Dhaliah's website to purchase Physical Asset Management - An Organizational Challenge - https://www.dharmendhaliah.com/  Follow Dharmen Dhaliah on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/dharmen-dhaliah-p-eng-mba-pmp-cama-mmp-cmrp-b2783725/ Follow Rob's Reliability Project on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/robsreliabilityproject/  Follow Rob's Reliability Project on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/robsreliabilityproject/ 
44:41
February 12, 2019
Key Performance Indicators with James Kovacevic
This is a 2 part episode, in the first part, I welcome on Jordan Cohen, director of uMaintenance to talk about his upcoming conference, MaintenanceCon, that I will be speaking at in Chicago in April of 2019.  It's a quick segment but hopefully some of you will join me at that conference! In the second part of the episode, I welcome back James Kovacevic on to the show.  James is the host of Rooted in Reliability podcast and the principal instructor at Eruditio.  Be sure to stay tuned to Rooted in Reliability because I will be appearing on that podcast in March talking about oil analysis.  James and I talked about Key Performance Indicators, the difference between KPIs and metrics, leading and lagging indicators and James gives us some tips on how to correctly use metrics at our sites.  If you have any questions, business inquiries or if you'd like to appear on the podcast, email me at robsreliabilityproject@gmail.com To find out more about MaintenanceCon - https://www.umaintenance.com/events Follow Rob's Reliability Project on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/robsreliabilityproject/  Follow Rob's Reliability Project on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/robsreliabilityproject/ 
36:22
February 5, 2019
Listener Questions about AI with Rajiv Anand
On this week's show, I welcome on Rajiv Anand, the founder and CEO of Quartic.AI.  During this episode, Rajiv explains different types of projects where AI would be a good solution, how much data we need to get started and answers some other listener questions. If you have any questions, business inquiries or if you'd like to appear on the podcast, email me at robsreliabilityproject@gmail.com  Check out Quartic.ai - www.quartic.ai  Follow Quartic.ai on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/quartic.ai/ Follow Rob's Reliability Project on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/robsreliabilityproject/  Follow Rob's Reliability Project on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/robsreliabilityproject/
44:03
January 29, 2019
Artificial Intelligence Primer with Adam McElhinney
On this week's episode, I welcome on Adam McElhinney.  Adam is the Chief of Machine Learning and AI Strategy from Uptake and, in his spare time, he teaches computer science and math at the Illinois Institute of Technology.  During this episode, Adam introduces us to machine learning, artificial intelligence, data science, deep learning and gives us some tips on how to implement this technology at our site. If you have any questions, business inquiries or if you'd like to appear on the podcast, email me at robsreliabilityproject@gmail.com  Check out Uptake - https://www.uptake.com/ Follow Adam McElhinney on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/adam-mcelhinney-3149965/  Follow Rob's Reliability Project on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/robsreliabilityproject/  Follow Rob's Reliability Project on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/robsreliabilityproject/
46:53
January 22, 2019
Level of Repair Analysis (LORA) with Lucas Marino
This week on Rob's Reliability Project, I welcome Lucas Marino back on to the show for a discussion on Level of Repair Analysis or LORA.  LORA is one of Lucas' specialties so it's a pleasure to have him on to discuss it with us.   If you have any questions, business inquiries or if you'd like to appear on the podcast, email me at robsreliabilityproject@gmail.com  Check out Marino Consulting Services - http://marinoconsultingservices.com/ Follow Rob's Reliability Project on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/robsreliabilityproject/  Follow Rob's Reliability Project on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/robsreliabilityproject/
45:55
January 15, 2019
What Should Reliability Engineers Do? with James Hunting
On this week's episode, I welcome James Hunting back on to the show.  We talk about what reliability engineers should be working on, Pareto/bad actor lists and why maintenance work can be appealing over reliability work.   If you haven't yet, subscribe to Rob's Reliability Project on your favorite podcast platform.  It's available on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Anchor, Breaker, Castbox, Overcast, Pocket Casts, PodBean and RadioPublic.  I'm preparing for some great episodes on artificial intelligence with experts from Uptake and Quartic, so please reach out by January 11, 2019, if you have any questions about AI that you want answered on the show and I will be happy to ask your questions to the experts! If you have any questions, business inquiries or if you'd like to appear on the podcast, email me at robsreliabilityproject@gmail.com  Check out  Fluid Life - www.fluidlife.com Follow Rob's Reliability Project on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/robsreliabilityproject/  Like Rob's Reliability Project on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/robsreliabilityproject  
47:54
January 8, 2019
Alcohol & Weight Loss with Dr. Liam LaTouche, ND
On this week's episode, Dr. Liam LaTouche, ND returns to the show. We talk about staying healthy over the holidays, alcohol consumption and effective weight loss. Check out Liam LaTouche Wellness - liamlatouche.com Check out Thrive Workplace Wellness - thriveworkplacewellness.com Follow Rob's Reliability Project on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/robsreliabilityproject/ Like Rob's Reliability Project on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/robsreliabilityproject/ Follow Rob Kalwarowsky on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/robert-kalwarowsky/ If you have any questions, business inquiries or if you'd like to appear on the podcast, email me at robsreliabilityproject@gmail.com
32:34
December 18, 2018
Ultrasound with Sean Miller
On this week's episode, I welcome Sean Miller from UE Systems on to the show. We talk about using ultrasound for lubrication and as a predictive maintenance tool. If you have any questions, business inquiries or if you'd like to appear on the podcast, email me at robsreliabilityproject@gmail.com Check out UE Systems - uesystems.com Follow Rob's Reliability Project on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/robsreliabilityproject/ Like Rob's Reliability Project on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/robsreliabilityproject/ Follow Sean Miller on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/sean-miller-cmrp-21352314/ Follow Rob Kalwarowsky on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/robert-kalwarowsky/
47:11
December 11, 2018
Simplifying Maintenance with Gerard Wood
On this week's episode, I welcome the author of Simplifying Mining Maintenance, Gerard Wood, on to the show. We talk about maintenance, why we need to do plant walk-arounds to get quick wins and Gerard breaks down some easy ways to engage with the shop floor. If you have any questions, business inquiries or if you'd like to appear on the podcast, email me at robsreliabilityproject@gmail.com Check out Simplifying Mining Maintenance - https://simplifyingminingmaintenance.com/ Follow Rob's Reliability Project on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/robsreliabilityproject/ Like Rob's Reliability Project on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/robsreliabilityproject/ Follow Gerard Wood on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/gerard-wood-146a3212/ Follow Rob Kalwarowsky on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/robert-kalwarowsky/
39:17
December 4, 2018
Continuous Improvement with Calvin Williams
On this week's episode, I welcome continuous improvement expert, Calvin Williams, on to the show. We talk about continuous improvement, mistakes people make when looking at OEE and why a targeted improvement approach geared at business goals makes more sense than a generic approach. If you have any questions, business inquiries or if you'd like to appear on the podcast, email me at robsreliabilityproject@gmail.com Check out Impruver Technologies - impruver.com Follow Rob's Reliability Project on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/robsreliabilityproject/ Like Rob's Reliability Project on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/robsreliabilityproject/ Follow Calvin Williams on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/calvin-l-williams-a1446220/ Follow Rob Kalwarowsky on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/robert-kalwarowsky/
48:38
November 27, 2018
Leadership with Lucas Marino
On this week's episode, I welcome back Lucas Marino, branch chief for the US Coast Guard and founder of Marino consulting back on to the show. We talk about leadership styles, communication and why trust is so important in leadership. Follow Rob's Reliability Project on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/robsreliabilityproject/ Follow Rob's Reliability Project on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/robsreliabilityproject/ Follow Lucas Marino on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/lucas-marino-pmp/ Follow Rob Kalwarowsky on LinkedIn - www.linkedin.com/in/robert-kalwarowsky-p-eng-03a43552 If you have any questions, business inquiries or if you'd like to appear on the podcast, email me at robsreliabilityproject@gmail.com.
52:33
November 20, 2018
Vibration Analysis with John Bernet
This week's episode is sponsored by Fluke and I welcome back John Bernet to the show. We talk about why we need to start off with criticality or RCM to determine our maintenance strategies, mistakes people make when starting a vibration analysis program and we dive deeper into vibration analysis. If you want to learn more about Fluke's products or about John Bernet, go to accendoreliability.com/go/fluke Follow Rob Kalwarowsky on LinkedIn - www.linkedin.com/in/robert-kalwarowsky-p-eng-03a43552 If you have any questions, business inquiries or if you'd like to appear on the podcast, email me at robsreliabilityproject@gmail.com.
43:50
November 13, 2018
What Really Motivates with Michelle Ledet Henley
In this week's episode, I speak with Michelle Ledet Henley about her SMRP conference talk, "Ball Caps and Barbecues? What Really Motivates." We talk about internal versus external motivation and how to properly engage your people in a reliability initiative. Check out The Manufacturing Game - http://manufacturinggame.com/ Follow Michelle Ledet Henley on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/michelle-ledet-henley-9376a67/ Follow Rob Kalwarowsky on LinkedIn - www.linkedin.com/in/robert-kalwarowsky-p-eng-03a43552 If you have any questions, business inquiries or if you'd like to appear on the podcast, email me at robsreliabilityproject@gmail.com
39:30
November 6, 2018
Do You Treat Your Data Like an Asset? with Suzane Greeman
In this week's episode I speak with asset management expert, Suzane Greeman, about her article, 'Is Your Asset Information Treated as as Asset?' We dive into what is an asset, why data is so important in making correct equipment decisions and why your CMMS isn't the only place to store data. Check out suzanegreeman.com Follow Suzane Greeman on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/suzane-greeman-asset-mgmt-exec/ Follow Rob Kalwarowsky on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/robert-kalwarowsky-p-eng-03a43552 If you have any questions, business inquiries or if you'd like to appear on the podcast, email me at robsreliabilityproject@gmail.com
49:43
October 30, 2018
Machine Condition with Arun Santhebennur
In this week's episode, I welcome on the co-founder of Petasense, Arun Santhebennur. We talk about why we need to monitor multiple parameters when looking at machine condition and how to apply machine learning correctly. Check out Petasense - www.petasense.com Follow Rob Kalwarowsky on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/robert-kalwarowsky-p-eng-03a43552/ If you have any questions, business inquiries or if you'd like to appear on the show, email robsreliabilityproject@gmail.com
42:20
October 23, 2018
Wireless Vibration Sensors with John Bernet
This week's episode is sponsored by Fluke and my guest is John Bernet. We talk about the benefits of using wireless vibration sensors compared to traditional vibration routes, why we need to start with an understanding of our equipment before rolling out new technologies and why full vibration analysis isn't always necessary. To learn more about Fluke's vibration sensors go to www.accendoreliability.com/go/fluke I would appreciate it if you checked that site out! If you have any business inquiries, questions that you'd like answered on the show or if you'd like to appear on the podcast, email robsreliabilityproject@gmail.com
41:01
October 16, 2018
Spare Parts Management with James Kovacevic
On this week's episode, I welcome James Kovacevic back to discuss spare parts management. We talk about what mistakes companies make when choosing inventory levels, why we hold spare parts and how to start looking at your store room more critically. Enjoy! Follow James Kovacevic on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jameskovacevic/ Follow Rob Kalwarowsky on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/robert-kalwarowsky-p-eng-03a43552/ For any questions, business inquiries or if you'd like to appear on the show, email robsreliabilityproject@gmail.com
43:26
October 9, 2018
Through the Eye of a Hurricane with Lucas Marino
In this week's episode, I welcome on Lucas Marino, Branch Chief of the Engineering and Weapons School for the US Coast Guard. We talk about what it's like to ride through the eye of a hurricane and the reliability culture in the US Coast Guard. Follow Lucas Marino on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/lucas-marino-pmp/ Follow Rob Kalwarowsky on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/robert-kalwarowsky-p-eng-03a43552/ For any inquiries, questions that you want answered or if you'd like to appear on the podcast. Email me, at robsreliabilityproject@gmail.com
42:28
October 2, 2018
Living Reliability with Bob Latino
On this week's episode of Rob's Reliability Project, I welcome Bob Latino back on to discuss why reliability is a way of life and the 14 principles of living reliability. Follow Bob Latino on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/robert-bob-latino-3411097/ Follow Rob Kalwarowsky on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/robert-kalwarowsky-p-eng-03a43552/ For any questions, business inquiries or if you'd like to appear on the show, email robsreliabilityproject@gmail.com
35:59
September 25, 2018
Merging AI with Failure Modes with Mark Benak
This week, I welcome Mark Benak on to the podcast. Mark is the VP of Business Ventures at Uptake. We talk about why merging a library of failure modes with artificial intelligence makes stronger predictive analytics. Follow Mark Benak on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/mbenak/ Follow Rob Kalwarowsky on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/robert-kalwarowsky-p-eng-03a43552/ For any questions, business inquiries or if you'd like to appear on the show, email robsreliabilityproject@gmail.com
44:28
September 18, 2018
Lubrication Deep Dive with Sanya Mathura
On this week's episode, I welcome Sanya Mathura back on the podcast to take a deeper dive into lubrication and oil analysis. I hope you enjoy more detail and if you want even more depth on lubrication, let Sanya or I know on LinkedIn. Check out Strategic Reliability Solutions at www.strategicreliabilitysolutions.com Follow Sanya Mathura on LinkedIn at: www.linkedin.com/in/sanya-mathura-362438129/ Follow Rob Kalwarowsky on LinkedIn at: www.linkedin.com/in/robert-kalwarowsky-p-eng-03a43552/ For any questions, inquiries or if you'd like to appear on the podcast, email Rob at robsreliabilityproject@gmail.com
42:34
September 11, 2018
The IIoT and What's Right in Reliability
George Williams and Joe Anderson are back on to discuss the IIoT and what's right in reliability. This is a follow up to our discussion last time about what's wrong in reliability. Follow George Williams on Twitter @ReliabilityX Follow Joe Anderson on Twitter @JoeReliabilityX Follow Captain Unreliability on Twitter @CUnreliability Connect with Robert Kalwarowsky on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/robert-kalwarowsky-p-eng-03a43552/ For any questions or inquiries email robsreliabilityproject@gmail.com
44:23
September 4, 2018
Asset Management Policy with Paul Crocker
In this week's episode, I welcome reliability leader Paul Crocker to the podcast to discuss his asset management policy, his mindset and the work he's done in lubrication at the Kansas Board of Public Utilities Nearman Water Treatment Plant. Join Paul Crocker at the Kansas City SMRP chapter: http://www.kcsmrp.org/ Follow Paul Crocker on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/pcrockerkck/ Follow Rob Kalwarowsky on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/robert-kalwarowsky-p-eng-03a43552/ For any questions or business inquiries, email robsreliabilityproject@gmail.com
41:52
August 28, 2018
Root Cause Analysis (RCA) with Bob Latino
On this week's episode, I welcome Bob Latino on to discuss Root Cause Analysis (RCA) and we dive into why opportunity analysis are so important to shift our mindset to a proactive approach. Follow Bob Latino on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/robert-bob-latino-3411097/ Follow Rob Kalwarowsky on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/robert-kalwarowsky-p-eng-03a43552/ For any business inquiries or questions for the show, email robsreliabilityproject@gmail.com
45:57
August 21, 2018
Preventive Maintenance Optimization (PMO) - James Kovacevic
On this week's episode of Rob's Reliability Project, I sit down with James Kovacevic and talk about preventive maintenance optimizations (PMOs). James helps us understand what a PMO is, how we can do it better and gives us some tips on what to avoid. Follow James Kovacevic on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jameskovacevic/ Follow Rob Kalwarowsky on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/robert-kalwarowsky-p-eng-03a43552/ For any questions or inquiries, email robsreliabilityproject@gmail.com
38:46
August 14, 2018
What's Wrong in Reliability
On this week's podcast, I welcome George Williams and Joe Anderson on to discuss what's wrong in the reliability industry, what we can do better and the importance of aligning our actions with our vision and goals. Follow George Williams on Twitter @ReliabilityX Follow Joe Anderson on Twitter @JoeReliabilityX Follow Captain Unreliability on Twitter @CUnreliability Connect with Robert Kalwarowsky on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/robert-kalwarowsky-p-eng-03a43552/ For any questions or inquiries email robsreliabilityproject@gmail.com
51:37
August 7, 2018
Culture Change & Spare Room Management with Ricky Smith
On this week's episode, I sit down with Ricky Smith and talk about culture change, spare room management and taking the CMRP. I hope you enjoy it! Follow Ricky Smith on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rickysmithcmrp/ Follow Rob Kalwarowsky on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/robert-kalwarowsky-p-eng-03a43552/ For any questions or inquiries: email robsreliabilityproject@gmail.com
31:52
July 31, 2018
Precision Maintenance & Spare Parts with James Hunting
James Hunting joins me on Rob's Reliability Project this week to discuss Reliability Leadership, Precision Maintenance and Spare Parts Management. For information on Fluid Life's services go to www.fluidlife.com For all podcast episodes of Rob's Reliability Project go to www.anchor.fm/robsreliabilityproject Follow me on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/robert-kalwarowsky-p-eng-03a43552/ For Questions - email robsreliabilityproject@gmail.com
51:38
July 24, 2018
Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) with Nancy Regan
In this week's episode of the Reliability Rocks Podcast, I sit down with RCM expert Nancy Regan to discuss how to do RCM well, what to avoid and how it relates to poker. If you want to avoid mistakes defining failure modes, check out Nancy's video tip at www.rcmtrainingonline.com/explore Follow Nancy on LinkedIn at - www.linkedin.com/in/nancyreganrcm Follow me on LinkedIn at - www.linkedin.com/in/robert-kalwarowsky-p-eng-03a43552
40:33
July 17, 2018
E7 - How to Stay Healthy on the Road
This episode's for all the listeners who travel a lot, for work or pleasure, and want to stay healthy while on the road. Dr. LaTouche from Thrive Workplace Wellness, www.thriveworkplacewellness.com, shares his tips on sleep, diet and exercise while traveling. Email any feedback to reliabilityrocks@gmail.com for any reliability, maintenance or health topics that you'd like on the show!
35:18
July 10, 2018
E6 - How to Build Culture and Engage Your People
I give you 6 tips on how to engage people and build a reliability culture so you can progress on your reliability journey. I hope you enjoy it!
20:19
July 4, 2018
E5 - How You Can Do Machine Learning
In today's episode, I break down how you can start using machine learning without needing a data scientist or without knowing how to code Python or R. Check it out!
18:45
June 22, 2018
E4 - Blair Fraser - Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning
I sit down and have a great discussion about Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence and how to apply them at your site with Blair Fraser, a digital transformation leader from Lakeside Process Controls.
46:33
June 19, 2018
E03 - Sanya Mathura - Reliability, RCA and Lubrication
Sanya Mathura joins me to talk about her experience in reliability in the Caribbean, root cause analyses, oil analysis and lubrication. Check it out!
43:28
June 12, 2018
Episode 2 - Eating on the Go - Dr. Liam LaTouche, ND
My guest today is Dr. Liam LaTouche, ND. He helps me understand how to eat healthy on the go and while on the road. You can get more information from Dr. LaTouche at www.liamlatouche.com (for personal use) or www.thriveworkplacewellness.com (for corporate use).
1:02:45
June 4, 2018
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