September Technical Meeting

Condition Monitoring - Tools and Techniques


SPEAKER: Patrick Kilbane, ALS Tribology

            Patrick Kilbane is the Northeast Business Manager for ALS Tibology. He has a Bachelors degree from Miami University. Mr. Kilbane is a Certified Lubricant Specialist and Vibration Analyst. He has over 20 years of experience in the condition monitoring industry. Mr. Kilbane provides technical assistance and support to the Industrial sector and is an expert in wear debris (particle) analysis. He is a member of the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers and the Society of Maintenance and Reliability Professionals.

            Patrick is based in Cleveland, Ohio, and has a wide variety of knowledge and experience with multiple condition monitoring technologies and their applications. He has taught basic and advanced Ferrography techniques and has provided program management and sampling surveys to private industry and the U.S. Government. Patrick manages the sales department and provides consulting services and support throughout North America


            This presentation will discuss the information need to make accurate diagnosis of oil analysis reports. We will look at several examples of where the information or lack thereof makes a difference in how the customer and laboratory perceive the analysis and data. Oil Analysis like many of the condition monitoring techniques is dependent on the location of the sample. We will discuss sampling locations and proper sampling methods to provide the best possible information. We will discuss the various types of maintenance practices currently used in today’s industry. Where and how to start a program, and maximizing the benefits of any program. What is involved with the various types of Condition Monitoring, what do they measure, and how can you use the information to protect your equipment. These are tools, that when used effectively can extend the lifespan of your equipment, reduces outages, and decrease overall costs.

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The reservation deadline is September 21, 2018.

"No-shows" may be billed if reservation is not cancelled by September 24, 2018.

Event Details


Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Networking          --- 5:30 - 6:00PM

Dinner                  --- 6:00 - 6:45 PM

Presentation        --- 6:45 - 7:45PM


Courtyard Canton

4375 Metro Cir NW,

North Canton, OH 44720

(330) 494-6494

Meeting Fees

STLE Members              - $20.00

Non-Members               - $25.00

Student Members          - $5.00