Date(s): Tuesday, March 8 | 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Rotor Safety Challenge (RSC)
Tracks: Maintenance, Safety
Instructor: Eric Bechhoefer, GPMS International Inc.
Imagine “seeing” inside gearboxes and knowing the remaining useful life of components. You can, with health and usage monitoring system (HUMS) technology. In this session, we’ll review the science that underlies HUMS, the benefits of the technology, its core functions, and recent advances in the technology, including predictive capabilities. We’ll also see how HUMS can improve operator metrics and financial performance. Participants will spend the second half of the session on interactive cases, using HUMS to solve simulated maintenance and safety problems.
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Eric Bechhoefer is and chief engineer at GPMS International Inc., developer of the Foresight predictive HUMS. A retired naval flight officer, Eric holds a doctorate in engineering and has worked in aviation for more than 35 years. He played key roles developing condition-based maintenance products for Goodrich Sensors and Integrated Systems. The holder of 30 patents and author of 150-plus papers concerning condition-based maintenance, diagnostics, and prognostics of rotating equipment, Eric currently serves on The Vertical Flight Society’s HUMS Committee.