Machinery Lubrication

Machinery Lubrication Nov Dec 2013

Machinery Lubrication magazine published by Noria Corporation

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ML CERTIFICATION NEWS World-Class RELIABILITY STARTS with a Solid FOUNDATION BY SUZY JAMIESON, ICML When it comes to developing, implementing and sustaining a reliability-improvement program, long-term success ultimately depends on a solid foundation. Indeed, it is the foundation that will determine whether the current initiative will be just another fad or actually achieve the results you have set out to accomplish. It is also important to know the elements that are in place will withstand the test of time and weather the storms that will inevitably come your way. Sometimes we overlook the obvious. As a society, we invest considerable time and energy aiming for great Benefits of ICML Certification heights yet often forget that crucial ingredient for making sure we do not Quality certification programs not only can provide standards and guidelines for profesfall flat on our faces once we have sional recognition but also a multitude of benefits for individuals, organizations and industry. reached the top. In other words, you For Individuals have to crawl before you can walk. No Earning an ICML certification acknowledges your expertise in machinery lubrication matter how great an idea seems in and/or oil analysis to troubleshoot and ensure reliability of lubricated equipment. The lubritheory, it is a long, uncertain journey cation and oil analysis community, your employer, clients and peers will recognize your from design to actual results, especially ICML credential as a symbol of the skills and knowledge you've gained through experience. ICML certification shows that you are a professional with the ability to successfully utilize for anything worthwhile. machinery lubrication and/or oil analysis for your organization or client. As with most other things in life, you As an ICML-certified professional, you also receive the following benefits: must start at the bottom. In the case of • Industry recognition of your knowledge and proficiency in machinery lubrication reliability programs, this means the and/or oil analysis techniques. hands-on personnel, the shop-floor • Logos and a certificate to enable you to identify your ICML-certified status to staff or the technicians. They are the colleagues or clients. human foundation of any reliability-imFor Employers and Organizations provement program. Without them, Through certification, organizations can maximize their return on investment in oil their buy-in and a solid foundation of analysis. ICML certification delivers the following benefits: • A standardized method of determining training needs and measuring results technical skills, no amount of reliability • A reliable benchmark for hiring, promoting and career planning theory, philosophy or trendy gadgetry • Employee recognition and rewards that validate their expertise will make the program stand when it is • Improved employee ability to ensure machine reliability shaken — and it will be shaken. After all, • Quality assurance for outsourced oil analysis and lubrication services as any maintenance and reliability For Industry professional knows, things do not Certification brings much-needed credentials to an up-and-coming lubrication and oil always go according to plan. analysis community. Benefits to the community include: Be sure to value and respect the tech• Respect for oil analysis and lubrication professions nicians and the crucial role they play in • Increased professionalism within the community the outcome of any plant reliability-im- 56 | November - D b December 2013 | b hi l b i i

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