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December 19, 2013
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The Corporate Report 2013: SPM Instrument Inc.

SPM is committed to maintaining your critical machinery, anywhere, anytime. Making maintenance a profitable part of your company is what drives ours.

We offer a wide product range from high-tech portable instruments and online systems to comprehensive software. Our intelligent solutions are cost-effective, constructive and complete. They make an excellent foundation for a proactive approach to maintenance—integrated in your normal maintenance activities to provide you with an overall picture. 

SMP’s Leonova Diamond and Leonova Emerald products, for example, combine high-definition vibration-analysis technology and Shock Pulse capabilities in lightweight, durable, carbon-fiber-reinforced, intrinsically safe packages. The most advanced IECEx certified instruments on the market, Leonova Diamond and Emerald both comply with the strictest IECEx standards and, thus, can be used in zones 0 – 2.  

Both products utilize the latest Shock Pulse HD® method for rolling-element early-damage detection and lubrication analysis. The Leonova Diamond is an easy-to-use, yet sophisticated, 3-channel vibration analyzer, where as the little brother Leonova Emerald is a single channel unit. Both instruments have attachments for Laser Tachometer/IR Temperature and can utilize a noise-cancelling headset for Stethoscope readings and even voice recording of comments in noisy environments.

Attachments and modules for Bal-ancing, Orbit Analysis, Laser Shaft Alignment and more can be added to optimize your analytical power and maximize your rotating-machinery assets. Programmable function keys, ergonomic right- or left-handed design and powerful/versatile Condmaster PRO software make the Leonova Diamond or Emerald a perfect fit for any industry.

Upon request, we will put together the monitoring-equipment package best suited to your economic and technical requirements.

1213crspmSPM Instrument, Inc.

780 Bailey Hill Road, Suite #3

Eugene, OR 97402

Ph: 800.505.5636
or 541.687.6869

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10:58 pm
December 19, 2013
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The Corporate Report 2013: Tri Tool, Inc.

From the beginning, Tri Tool, Inc. has built a reputation for manufacturing excellence with equipment designed to be rugged, reliable, easy to set up and operate, while delivering maximum performance and versatility. This commitment has resulted in Tri Tool’s continued growth to become a world-leading producer of precision portable machine tools for pipe and tube severing and beveling, and specialty in-place machining for plant maintenance and piping system construction.

Tri Tool’s advanced line of AdaptARC® mechanized multi-process welding equipment features the dynamic OrbitMaster® Programmable Weld Controller and patented DualARC® weld head for GTAW, FCAW, GMAW-P (Pulsed Spray) and GMAW-S (Short Arc). AdaptARC® welding technology produces maximum performance, dependable precision, ease-of-use and rapid changeover between modes.

  • Tri Tool’s Services Division provides a nationwide network of support facilities and a dedicated staff of highly trained field machining and code welding technicians who stand ready to respond to your on-site machining and welding requirements. 
  • Tri Tool’s equipment rental offers a cost-effective project management option that is ideal for scheduled or emergency outages, new construction, decommissioning or short-term machining projects.
  • Tri Tool’s Special Engineering offers state-of-the-art custom equipment design, backed by quality OEM manufacturing experience, ensuring that you get the finest custom tools possible, and exactly the right equipment solutions to satisfy your specific requirements.

Tri Tool looks to the future with an unwavering dedication to the design of innovative, quality products, supported by the highest level of customer support in the industry. 

1213crtritoolTRI TOOL INC.

3041 Sunrise Blvd.

Rancho Cordova, CA  95742

Ph: 916.288.6100

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10:56 pm
December 19, 2013
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The Corporate Report 2013: SKF USA Condition Monitoring – Fort Collins

Motors drive industry and, ultimately, the success of corporations and organizations all over the world. Maintenance professionals need visibility into the health and condition of rotating equipment to help them make good decisions about maintenance or repair of that equipment. 

SKF Condition Monitoring designs, manufactures and markets electric motor test equipment that helps maintenance professionals, repair shops and motor-manufacturing operations efficiently maintain and repair equipment. 

For example, the Baker AWA-IV and Baker DX series of static motor analyzers perform a comprehensive array of insulation and circuit tests on off-line (powered-down, or static) motors to detect problems that would lead to motor failure and unplanned downtime. The SKF Dynamic Motor Analyzer – EXP4000 helps troubleshoot problems with motor/machine systems by monitoring the quality of power fed to a motor, the motor’s performance and the condition of the load placed upon it. The SKF Online Motor Analysis System – NetEP provides continuous visibility into motor/machine health twenty-four hours a day, 365 days a year from the safety of an office or any remote location with a computer and access to the Internet. 

For rock-solid quality assurance and accurate condition monitoring of the electric motors and generators—and the systems they drive—that your business depends on, there’s an electric motor test or monitoring instrument from SKF that can acquire and analyze the vital information you need. SKF has the solutions you need to efficiently maintain your operation’s motorized equipment, keep it up and running properly and minimize the costs of motor failures and unplanned downtime.  

1213crskfSKF USA 

Condition Monitoring 

4812 McMurry Ave. 

Fort Collins, CO 80525 

Ph: 800.752.8272

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10:54 pm
December 19, 2013
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The Corporate Report 2013: PIP — Process Industries Practices

2013, the year after we celebrated our 20th anniversary, has been a tremendous one for PIP – Process Industry Practices. We have added 11 new Members to our consortium since November 2012, bringing our Membership to 74 participating owner and contractor companies. Our Subscribers and Licensees have grown to 59 companies and educational institutions in 2013, from 46 in 2012. PIP Members continue to share the goal of reducing total installed costs of process plants by up to six percent through the implementation of common industry practices. Our Members also share the goal of spreading the use of PIP Practices across the industry, within the industry and to all other process industries to create a true “industry standard.”

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PIP is a Member consortium of process plant owners and engineering construction contractors harmonizing their internal standards for design, procurement, construction, and maintenance into a set of industry wide practices for voluntary use. Organized in 1993, PIP is a separately funded non-profit initiative operating under the umbrella of the Construction Industry Institute at The University of Texas at Austin. PIP publishes and maintains recommended Practices for the process industry in the following disciplines:  

  • Civil/Structural/Architectural 
  • Coatings/Insulation/Refractory 
  • Electrical
  • Hygienic Process Piping
  • Machinery
  • Piping & Instrument Diagrams 
  • Piping
  • Pipeline Systems
  • Process Control & Analyzers
  • Vessels/Exchangers/Tanks 

Practices include design, selection, specification, and installation information. PIP has published over 460 Practices. A current listing of published Practices is available at  

1213crpipProcess Industry Practices

3925 West Braker Lane

Austin, TX 78759 

Ph: 512.232.3041

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10:52 pm
December 19, 2013
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The Corporate Report 2013: ALL-TEST Pro, LLC

ALL-TEST Pro, LLC (ATP) manufactures handheld, battery-operated, portable instruments for the testing of motors, generators, transformers and other coil-based devices. Worldwide sales, service and training is available for our line of instruments that perform De-Energized testing (Motor Circuit Analysis), Energized testing (Electrical Signature Analysis) and Power Quality Analysis (including an easy-to-use, energy-saving calculation report) for Predictive Maintenance Testing, Quality Control, and Troubleshooting.


By being able to choose the ideal ATP instrument for a customer’s need—be it just troubleshooting or more demanding predictive maintenance—the initial investment is very low and will produce a rapid ROI for the contractor.

12,000+ Instruments Sold Worldwide

ATP’s motor-testing instruments are used daily for improving rotating-equipment reliability, reducing energy consumption and lowering overall plant operating costs. Several models have received “Best Product” awards worldwide.  

Network of Contractors 

While Electrical-Motor System testing has become an important part of successful rotating- equipment reliability programs, many potential customers cannot support an internal testing program. We know that contractors are perfectly positioned to offer these services, which will bring a new revenue stream to their businesses.

Electrical Machinery Diagnostics Workshops

ATP offers IACET-accredited Electrical Reliability Training courses worldwide. Taught by Bill Kruger, world-renowned for his Theory and Application of Motor Diagnostics courses, attendees earn CEU credits in these Energized and De-Energized Testing Courses that focus on electric-motor theory and operation to provide a comprehensive view of the principles and solutions needed to diagnose electric-motor-system issues. The knowledge gained arms attendees with the expertise needed to implement reliable predictive maintenance programs in their facilities. 

1213cratproALL-TEST Pro, LLC

PO Box 1139

Old Saybrook, CT 06475

Ph: 860.399.4222
or 800.952.8776

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10:51 pm
December 19, 2013
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The Corporate Report 2013: PdMA® Corporation

1213crpdma1When you think of predictive maintenance, electric motor testing, condition monitoring, energy cost analysis, or motor circuit analysis training, if you don’t think of PdMA® Corporation, you should! 

An industry leader and innovator, PdMA® has over 30 years experience in the predictive maintenance and condition monitoring field. Our MCE® (offline), Emax (online) and MCEmax® (offline/online) testers are utilized by a variety of industries around the world.

All testers are designed to monitor and trend the condition of AC induction, synchronous, wound rotor, and DC motors and their circuits. Among the testing capabilities are: power quality, power circuit, stator, rotor, insulation and air gap. The new M-series tester also has the ability to perform a Six Channel In-Rush test and to automatically verify the MTAP and asset are correctly linked for testing. 

Designed to increase safety (PPE not required) and reduce connection time for online motor testing the MTAP2® and MTAP3 motor test ports allow you to capture data quickly to determine motor health.

PdMA® also offers a variety of training courses both at the user’s site and in their state-of-the-art-training facility in Tampa, Florida. In addition to the training courses, Regional User Group Meetings and free workshops are conducted throughout the year in locations around the world. Free video tutorials on the Six Fault Zones and other predictive-maintenance-related topics are available on the PdMA® website (

1213crpdma2PdMA® Corporation

5909-C Hampton Oaks Parkway

Tampa, FL 33610

Ph: 800.476.6463

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10:49 pm
December 19, 2013
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The Corporate Report 2013: Kluber Lubrication

Klüber Lubrication is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of specialty lubricants, offering high-end tribological solutions to virtually all industries and markets worldwide. Most products are developed and made to specific customer requirements. 

During its more than 80 years of existence, Klüber Lubrication has provided high-quality lubricants, thorough consultation and extensive services, which have earned it an excellent reputation in the market. The company holds all common industrial certifications and houses a test facility hardly rivaled in the lubricants industry.

At Klüber, we continue to pioneer advances in order to translate previously inconceivable concepts into fully functional reality. We make these crucial contributions with over 2000 special lubricants that can be used in extreme operating or environmental conditions in vehicles, machinery or plant manufacturing, and in industrial engineering or production technology where conventional lubricants fail. 

When stringent technical and ecological requirements coincide, that’s where Klüber Lubrication’s special lubricants have the leading edge. For example, our specialty oils for ship-propulsion systems are classified as readily biodegradable and can be used in one of the world’s most sensitive ecosystems—the Arctic.

Klüber Lubrication, set up as a retail company for mineral-oil products in Munich, in 1929, is part of Freudenberg Chemical Specialities KG, a Business Unit of the Freudenberg Group, Weinheim. 

In 2011, Klüber Lubrication had approximately 1900 employees in more than 30 countries.

1213crkluberKlüber Lubrication North America L.P.

32 Industrial Dr.

Londonderry, NH 03053

Ph: 603.647.4104

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December 19, 2013
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The Corporate Report 2013: Allied Reliability Group

Allied Reliability Group helps companies build wealth and competitive advantage through world-class Predictive Maintenance (PdM) integrating the full array of technologies.

Since 1997, Allied Reliability Group has been the industry leader in designing and implementing customized, integrated approaches for identifying defects in assets utilizing Condition Based Monitoring (CBM) services and measuring Return on Capital Investment in Asset Management.

Through the integration of a full array of technologies, Allied Reliability Group can fully identify defects in mechanical, electrical and stationary assets. This integrated approach to an equipment-maintenance program builds lasting ROI and measurable impact on asset health by way of the following techniques:

  • Vibration Analysis 
  • Oil Analysis
  • Infrared
  • Ultrasound
  • Motor Circuit Analysis
  • Reliability-Centered Lubrication
  • Energy Management 
  • Power Quality Analysis
  • Sensory Inspections


Allied Reliability Group’s versatility offers our clients flexibility through these four basic Delivery Models: 

1. Internal Training

2. Outsourced Services 

3. Hybrid Training and Outsourcing

4. Remote Diagnostics and Analysis

Our employees hold over 195 certifications in vibration, ultrasonics, infrared thermography, motor circuit analysis, oil analysis and lubrication. We also boast the most Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professionals (CMRP) of any service organization—more than 50 CMRPs.

Contact us today to get your Condition Monitoring program on track and saving you money.

1213cralliedAllied Reliability Group

4200 Faber Place Drive

Charleston, SC 29405

Ph: 843.414.5760

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