Machines rarely fail without warning...

Felix condition reporter is a low cost, simple to implement, central repository for all your condition monitoring assessments and inspection results.

What Is Felix?

Felix is designed for both asset owners, and service providers as a cloud based single standardised asset condition register for all condition monitoring assessments such that:

There exists a single source of truth for everything that is known about machinery condition on site.
All analysts are able to work in a reporting environment which doubles as a learning center where all previous diagnoses provide learnings for the current analysis.
There is a closed feedback loop of recommendations, outcomes, and findings is created so every outcome is a lesson learned.
Each assessment fuels better knowledge and understanding of the specific equipment, via its assessment history- Leveraging your Condition monitoring investment and providing supoprt for defect elimination.
Communication and collaboration between condition monitoring, maintenance and operations is greatly enhanced.
Felix becomes an enabler to move from defect detection to defect elimination.
Consolidated Reporting

Consolidated Reporting

All Your condition monitoring assessments in one place.
“As a technical decision maker I don’t always know everything there is to know, and everything that has been learned about the past present and future health of my assets, and hence make suboptimal decisions often based on rapid return to service, rather than failure mode elimination.”

In Felix all condition assessments are recorded in one place, and require the outcome of each  assessment to be recorded as concrete findings and recommendations.  All analysis reporting is normalized into a common condition health status.  Importantly Felix allows analysts to have at their fingertips all previous assessments across all technologies, plus any previous feedback from recommendations.

By recording finding and recommendations across all monitoring technologies and asset classes in a consistent manner a rich picture of asset health, and underlying failure mechanisms  develops allowing better quality assessments, learning from prior findings, and visibility into all that is known about an asset’s health.

Centralized, standardized, consolidated asset health status and history will provide an enabler for continuous improvement of your condition monitoring program outcomes.

Clear and Simple Visualisation

Clear and Simple Visualisation

Use colour coded graphics to, at a glance, visualize asset health by worse ranking, or by a specific condition assessment technology.  Standardized health status and common colour coding allows everyone on site immediate indication of where assets in trouble.  Visual layouts of the physical plant allows site personnel to know about their assets’ health without needing to use a specialized condition monitoring package for each technology, or looking for reports stored on paper or as documents all over site, or buried in a document management system.

Behind the visual colour code is available the full detailed analysis, and history of all prior findings and recommendations regarding the asset’s health allowing anyone to drill down to what the suspected cause is.

Importantly, Felix provides at a glance visualisation of what is and isn’t condition monitored on site, so the current health indication can be taken in context, and everyone knows what’s going on!

Collaboration

Collaboration

Involve all operations and maintenance staff.

The key to closing the loop on condition assessment quality is feedback of what was actually found after an assets has been repaired as per recommendations.  Felix provides a structured feedback process whereby feedback can be gathered via collaboration with the correct parties who can provide the feedback,  There are many stakeholders with an interest in asset health, so its important:

Anyone can read, and interpret the standardised assessments and evidence provided by the assessor
Anyone can be invited to collaborate feedback from the field
Anyone can check the latest known asset health status of any asset.

Feedback can be provided from any mobile device having internet access.

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Capture Oil Analysis and Inspection Results

Capture Oil Analysis and Inspection Results

Felix allows inspection routes to be created which allow operator, or inspector rounds to record, or import surveys of quantitative condition assessment indices, such as temperature, vibration levels, oil analysis results, or any measurement recorded as part of a condition assessment survey. These can be set up to return a condition score based on the recorded value, and trended and assessed in the context of all other condition assessments on the same asset.  Bringing together operator rounds, vibration surveys, oil analysis results, NDT inspections, or any other type of condition assessment technology.  Inspection results can be entered from any mobile device.  The aim is to make sure all data manually collected can be recorded, trended, and alarmed.

Often data collected in walkaround rounds is only recorded if there is an exception, or is recorded in an informal way such that the data is not trended, or assessed in the context of everything else known about the condition of the asset.  Felix ensures manually collected data forms part of a history of the behavior of the asset, which is essential in assessing its overall condition.  Wear-out index values can hint at the current state of an asset, but trends, especially of multiple variables, provide the assessor with better insight into what’s going to happen next, and how soon.

Visibility

Visibility

Often the full picture about an assets condition is not immediately clear from a single condition assessment technology alone.  For example bearing damage to a gearbox caused by contaminated oil, could be diagnosed earlier if the vibration analysis was conducted cognisant that the oil was known to poor in poor condition.

Lubrication problems often show up in thermography results before physical damage to the bearing occurs.  Heat could provide an indicator of load or other machinery distress that correlates with vibration.  Etc. Etc.

Felix allows analysis to be conducted in the context of all other machine health indicators.  The temperature of the bearing in itself doesn’t mean anything.  The time to failure gleaned from the temperature  is whats important.

The key to a successful condition monitoring program is turning data into actionable knowledge which preserves system function and extends the life of assets in the short and long term.  That data needs to be assessed using all available asset health intelligence.

Any analyst has immediate access to all prior assessments for the asset, or class of asset.