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Industry Person of the Week- Daniel Rains

Industry Person of the Week
IPOW Daniel Rains

Industry Person of the Week- Daniel Rains

This week’s Industry Person of the Week is Daniel Rains. Daniel is an Associate Product Engineer at Emerson Automation Solutions.

Q: How did you get started working in your field?

Daniel: My career journey started at Toyota Motor Manufacturing of Indiana (TMMI) in Princeton, Indiana. At TMMI I started in Facility Maintenance then advanced to the Reliability Group and became the Lead Reliability Specialist. Being at TMMI for a decade strengthened my Reliability skills. I used Emerson technologies such as Vibration Analysis, Oil Analysis, and Thermography. By working with Emerson products I was able to interact with those working at Emerson. In 2007 I was hired by Emerson and within the company I have been able to hold many different positions including Machinery Health Analyst, Training Instructor and Product Engineer.

Q: What do you love the most about your job?

Daniel: I enjoy several aspects of my job. For example, working with cutting edge software and hardware. Additionally, I am fond of assisting customers and the team atmosphere my Product Engineering department has.

Q: What are you most proud of?

Daniel: I am proud of the fact that through hard work and perseverance I have been able to utilize my A.A.S. in Electronics Engineering Technology and along with my ISO Cat III Vibration Analyst certification to further my career in the Reliably industry.

Q: What advice would you give to someone considering this line of work or new to the field?

Daniel: My advice to the next generation of Reliability professionals would be to stay up to date with the new technologies, network with others in the industry, and find an experienced mentor.

Q: Can you talk about a project you recently worked on?

Daniel: A project that I am currently working on is monitoring the buildings HVAC’s. In the past most industrial plants viewed HVAC’s to be “run to fail.” However, at Emerson most of the units are viewed as critical equipment. To monitor the health of these units a traditional handheld analyzer will not work in this application. Therefore the Emerson AMS Wireless Vibration Monitor is the sensor of choice. The AMS Wireless Vibration Monitor features triax vibration with temperature, PeakVue and PeakVue Plus measurements. The vibration data is then transferred to AMS Machine Works for analysis.

After the sensors were deployed it didn’t take long to see the results. One of our HVAC’s showed a high vibration on the supply fan motor. Using AMS Machine Works to analyze the data it was found to be a defective drive belt. The defective belt was replaced soon after and there was no unexpected downtime or safety concern.

Q: Anything Else you would like to add?

Daniel: Project details:
48 HVAC’s
120 AMS Wireless Vibration Monitors
1 Emerson Wireless 1410S Gateway
AMS Machine Works software
And here are a few pictures from the project!

IPOW Daniel Rains AMS

IPOW Daniel Rains AMS motor 2

IPOW Daniel Rains AMS motor 1

You can connect with Daniel on LinkedIn

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