Predictive Maintenance Strategy

Predictive Maintenance Strategy

Next Course Offering Dates:

August 13-15, 2024


Course Description

Predictive maintenance (PdM) is not a tool, technique or certification. Predictive maintenance is a philosophy that uses the equipment’s operating condition to make data-driven decisions and improve quality, productivity and profitability. Unlike industry courses that focus on applying specific technologies like vibration monitoring or oil analysis, this course focuses on establishing, managing and sustaining results from a comprehensive PdM program. 

The Predictive Maintenance Strategy course considers predictive maintenance as a component of a larger asset management strategy to diagnose, prevent and postpone failures. During this three-day course, you will learn the theory and application of multiple PdM technologies. You will review critical success factors of results-producing PdM programs. Through group activities and case studies, you will determine which predictive technologies to use, how to set goals for your program, track progress and practice how to communicate results to different stakeholders. By the end of the session, you will have outlined what a successful PdM program can look like at your organization.

Learn How To

  1. Explain how a combination of predictive maintenance, condition monitoring, and non-destructive testing mitigates risk and optimizes your asset maintenance plan​
  2. Describe the theory, application and safety considerations of (5) PdM technologies
    • Vibration analysis
    • Thermography
    • Tribology (oil analysis)
    • Ultrasonics
    • Motor circuit analysis
  3. Recognize visual inspection as a component of a PdM program
  4. Draft a predictive maintenance strategy that incorporates critical success factors in the following areas:
    • Data and measurement requirements 
    • Planning and set-up
    • Monitoring the program
    • Showing results
  5. Compare your current PdM program to best practices and build a plan to meet your PdM goals​

Who Should Attend Training

Maintenance Managers, PdM Managers, Maintenance professionals, continuing education students, and any person responsible for justifying or managing duties related to a PdM program.
All students completing the class will receive a certificate of completion including the awarding CEU credits.

What's Included

The price for each 3-day course includes a comprehensive active learning manual. In person courses include lunch each day as well.  

Each completed course will earn 2.1 CEUs with a total of 8.4 CEUs for the certification program that are accepted and recognized by The Ohio State University, Life Cycle Institute and Certified Reliability Leaders.

This program is offered through a partnership with the Life Cycle Engineering and Institute

Health and Safety Protocols

All participants will be required to abide by the university's health & safety protocols for on campus guestsincluding the indoor mask mandate. 


Room #245 Bevis Hall, 1080 Carmack Rd, Columbus, OH 43210


Registration closes August 9th, 2024. 

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Points of Pride


$1,995 per person

Includes meals and course materials.

Early Bird Discount:

$1,895 per person if registered & paid by July 23, 2024. 


Cancellation and Refund Policy

A full refund, minus a $75 administrative fee, will be issued is cancellation is made more than 14 days before a training course date. No refunds will be issued after that time. Registrations can be transferred.

In the event that a course is rescheduled or canceled because enrollment numbers are not met, we reserve the right to offer complete refunds or reschedule for a more appropriate time frame. We will always work with our clients for a mutually agreeable solution.

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Michael Blanchard is a Reliability Engineering Subject Matter Expert with Life Cycle Engineering (LCE).

Prior to joining LCE, Mike spent more than 25 years as a reliability leader in a variety of industries. Mike is a licensed Professional Engineer, a Certified Reliability Engineer, and a Certified Lean-Six Sigma Master Black Belt. A leader dedicated to helping teams achieve their goals, Mike maintains a strong focus on sustaining gains and delivering value.

Mike holds a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Colorado State University as well as a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Technological University.

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