Services

At Pioneer Engineering, we pride ourselves on our ability to provide our clients with personalized services that meet their individual needs, worldwide. We are experts in the fields of reliability and mechanical engineering, identifying opportunities to help improve your equipment’s efficiency and life cycle. Our reliability engineering services exceed industry standards, with our reliability experts working with you in facilitating personalized reliability centered maintenance programs and are dedicated to improving overall operational efficiencies.

What sets Pioneer apart is our multi-faceted approach to reliability engineering and vibration analysis. We use multiple disciplines and strategies to identify the best and most cost-effective solutions to your challenges. Pioneer's staff works to find the cause of the problem, not just treat the symptoms.

Our passion for excellence is what drives us to provide you with exceptional and professional services – that’s The Pioneer Difference.

Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM)

Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) is a tried and true maintenance optimization procedure that will bring cost savings by reducing unnecessary preventative maintenance strategies and implementing missing critical tasks.

Our reliability specialists use RCM II methodologies, combined with years of RCM experience, to give your plan a more reliable and cost effective operation.

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Dynamic Balancing

When rotating equipment vibrates excessively, it causes stress that reduces component life and has the potential to cause catastrophic failure. Even with the proper predictive maintenance program in place, equipment can become unbalanced. When excessive vibration is present it is often caused by an unbalance.

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Reliability Design

In working toward reliability design, the process of selecting the right machine for the job should not only allow for the work it is meant to perform, but also concerns for long-term, safe and reliable operation. Over-sizing can be just as detrimental to machine life as under-sizing. 

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Finite Element Analysis (FEA)

Oftentimes doing a closed-form solution to solve for stresses within a system or component is too complicated or nearly impossible because of the complexity. Finite Element Analysis (FEA) aims to generate a computer model of the actual system or component which is broken down into many simple pieces.

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Infrared Imaging

Vibration condition monitoring is an excellent tool for diagnosing mechanical and certain electrical malfunctions, but has significant limitations in many electrical applications. Most all electrical components exhibit rising temperatures prior to failure, but it is extremely time-consuming and inefficient to use a single point temperature measuring device inside a complicated panel or switchgear.

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Modal Analysis

Modal Analysis (or Modal Testing) is the process of testing machine components or structures in order to obtain an understanding of their natural vibration behavior.

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Operating Deflection Shape (ODS) Analysis

Operating Deflection Shape (ODS) analysis is a powerful tool we use to solve complex vibration related problems in rotating equipment and structures. Animations of the deflection shapes help visualize the problem. Our expertise results in properly identifying root causes as well as practical solutions.

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Troubleshooting Vibration Analysis

Vibration analysis is used to help troubleshoot and detect early precursors to machine failure, allowing machinery to be repaired or replaced before the asset fails to perform its function. All rotating equipment vibrates, but as components wear or reach the end of their serviceable life, their vibration signature provides an early warning of the developing problem.

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Reciprocating Equipment Analysis Services

Our reciprocating equipment analysis evaluates both the mechanical performance and machinery condition to determine asset efficiency and economical operation.

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Acceptance Testing

Are you commissioning new or rebuilt equipment? Our vibration analysis acceptance testing and performance testing is instrumental in ensuring your equipment has been installed properly.

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Reliability Engineering

There is more to reliability engineering than just preventing Failures – at Pioneer Engineering, reliability is about consistent dependability of not just your equipment but of your staff and your entire reliability program. For us, reliability means peace of mind.​

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Reliability Program Assessment

How do you identify maintenance priorities in your plant? How do you eliminate unnecessary repairs? Is your spares inventory up to date? These are just some of the questions the Pioneer Reliability Program Assessment can answer.​

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Torsional Testing

Torsional analysis is the study of vibration that affects the shaft line of rotating and reciprocating machinery.

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Tribology

Rotating machinery needs proper lubrication in order to function reliably and efficiently. Knowing the right location, the right time, the right type, and the right quantity of lubricant is imperative to your maintenance strategy that helps increase productivity, efficiency, and machine life. With our tribology and lubrication services, we take the guess work out of your maintenance routine.

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Vibration Condition Monitoring

Condition monitoring is essential to the implementation of a successful predictive maintenance strategy. Periodically monitoring the "health" of your equipment decreases downtime and reduces maintenance costs. For rotating and reciprocating machinery, a vibration condition monitoring program is the best way to predict machine failure before it happens.

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Failed Bearing Inspection

Changing a failed bearing without determining a root cause leads to repeated failures. Pulling the bearing early enough in its failure stages so that a proper inspection can be doneis valuable to determining a root cause.

This inspection includes any rolling element bearing installed on critical equipment that fails prematurely. With this assessment, repeat failures can be nearly eliminated. This also minimizes downtime and reduces risk to human safety and the environment.

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Root Cause Failure Analysis

Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA) is a systematic way of reviewing all the evidence from a failure in order to determine a root cause that is manageable and prevent recurrence.

RCFA is triggered by machinery failures that are repeated, have significant operational or repair consequences, or have any safety or environmental consequences.

This process of investigation significantly reduces the risk of repeated failures.

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