Workshops and Training

The Leading Reliability Conference team knows that training and conference dollars are not always easy to come by. With that in mind, we’re designing this conference to provide the most training and educational value for your time and investment. Below you’ll find all the pre and post-conference training opportunities that are included in your conference registration fee.


Join us Tuesday, May 10 for a ¾ day of fun and games with a point to deliver the basics you need to improve reliability.

Managing a maintenance backlog is one of the most daunting tasks a facility is faced with.  How can organizations be sure they are focusing on the right tasks at the right time?  This workshop will teach students not only the value of a backlog but how proper backlog management can increase the quality of interdepartmental relationships within the organization.  This workshop is more than just planning and scheduling, it is about managing the documented risk facing organizations.  Topics include:

  • How to create a backlog
  • Necessary data elements required to manage the backlog effectively
  • How to measure the backlog and communicate the risk to the business
  • How to prioritize the work in the backlog
  • How to effectively and efficiently manage the work that is being asked of our maintenance organizations through good planning and scheduling techniques
  • What KPIs are key to identifying the performance of backlog management efforts.

Through hands-on activities and lectures, students will take a deeper dive into what most instructors skip over in traditional planning and scheduling training.


This workshop will take place on Tuesday, May 10, 2022.

Motion Amplification®: A Hands-On Practical Guide for Utilizing a Camera for Asset Reliability

RDI Technologies’ hands-on workshop will cover the basics of Motion Amplification® and allow our attendees to utilize Motion Amplification® cameras and software for live data collection and analysis by certified Motion Amplification® instructors. The course will cover an introduction to the technology and guide the attendees through use cases to learn how a camera can be leveraged in new ways to supplement and add new capabilities to a maintenance and reliability program. Attendees will then have access to cameras and software to perform their own data collection on live portable assets. Instructors will guide you through this process and demonstrate best practices with the technology and connect this hands-on experience to their own maintenance and reliability issues. The workshop will include an introduction to the technology along with open discussions on the ways in which the technology can be integrated into a real-world maintenance and reliability program. The workshop will allow for self-paced learning so that novices with the technology will benefit by learning the basics while more advanced attendees can explore the wide variety of new and advanced capabilities the technology has expanded to include. The latest capabilities will be covered, including continuous monitoring, trending, thermal growth and tach synchronization for rotating dynamics among others.


  • Jeff Hay, Chief Executive Officer, RDI Technologies
  • Dan Nower, VP of Business Development and Corporate Accounts


RDI’s Advanced Motion Amplification® Training is now full.

This training will take place on Monday-Tuesday, May 9-10, 2022

Advanced Motion Amplification® Training:  Take this opportunity to join us in Clearwater, FL, as we take our training on the road!  We will be co-located with the annual Leading Reliability Conference 2022. During the Basic Iris M™ Certification Training, you learned the fundamentals of how to acquire Motion Amplification® data and how to use the Motion Amplification® Application to analyze data and create videos. You’ve had some time to use the system on your own and now you’re ready to take your skills to the next level This training will help you cross the gap between knowing how to use the basic components of the system, to actually solving problems related to structures, rotating machinery, and piping. Learn Advanced Motion Amplification® analysis techniques to help make you a more successful Motion Amplification® Analyst. Over two days our experienced instructors will cover the following:

  • Identifying Common Machinery Faults with Motion Amplification®
  • Advanced Signal Processing
  • Advanced-Data Collection
  • Resonance Testing
  • Piping and Pipe Support Analysis
  • Rotating Component Inspection
  • High-Density Recording
  • Using Motion Studio™ for Professional Results
  • Anti-Aliasing Techniques
  • Transient Analysis
  • Presentation of Motion Amplification® Case Histories


  • Jeff Hay, Chief Executive Officer, RDI Technologies
  • Dan Nower, VP of Business Development and Corporate Accounts


UE Systems Half Day Workshop: Optimizing Rolling Element Bearing Lubrication with Ultrasound and IIoT

According to a leading bearing manufacturer, over 50% of rolling-element bearing failures can be attributed to improper lubrication. This includes using incorrect lubricant as well as under and over lubricating the bearings. This workshop is broken out into two sections – in section 1, we will review the fundamentals of how to select the right oil or grease for element bearings, how to properly pre-pack and re-lubricate greased bearings, and how to determine the right quantity and frequency when regreasing. With the foundational knowledge now set, section 2 of this workshop will focus on optimizing lubrication programs by moving from traditional time-based lubrication towards condition-based lubrication practices. Additionally, with the help of a bearing testing unit, we will perform a live demonstration on how ultrasound technology can be used to accurately monitor friction in a bearing. We will also use a manual grease gun and the power of IIoT to show how you can restore bearing friction and optimize your lubrication process moving forward. The condition-based lubrication system will only lubricate the bearing when it is required and will precisely dispense the exact amount of grease needed. When we properly utilize the power of ultrasound, we can efficiently prevent lubrication failures due to improper lubrication practices from happening in the first place.


Learn how to use all the features of the Data Management System (DMS) such as how to create application centered reports, SQL reports, custom reports, how to imbed images in the reports as well as how to attach images to records and other data fields, the logistics of setting a route, creating trend charts, setting alarm levels, using the database manager, configuring lists, setting preferences, uploading and downloading routes, and much more…