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Technology, materials and manufacturing processes are continually developing. And so too has the engineer skills and knowledge developed. Today the engineering role has evolved to where the analyst, by diligent use of multiple Condition Monitoring tools and principles, can empower Predictive Asset Management. But it is a challenging role! So much is at stake with the high cost of downtime, equipment replacement costs, and the potential safety risks. The future of the business can hinge on the Predictive Asset Management achieved by this special group of people. Yet detecting, diagnosing, and preventing these faults takes training, knowledge, skill and experience.
And that is why VANZ exists, and why VANZ constantly evolves!
For Analysts and Predictive Asset Management specialists
VANZ is a volunteer-run, not-for-profit, membership group of like-minded people from New Zealand and Australia. VANZ as an organisation evolved from a Workshop Conference held in New Plymouth in 1989. From this Workshop Conference the Vibrations Association of New Zealand was registered as an Incorporated Society and the first annual technical conference held in Rotorua 1990. From this beginning VANZ has continually developed to provide a platform for people to discuss their challenges with their fellow analysts and learn from their peers and industry experts.
Annual conference for networking and learning
The core function of VANZ is the annual conference held every year in May. Like a family reunion, over 100 people gather in a friendly environment to participate in technical presentations, round-table discussions, and at times debate. Keynote speakers from Australia, Europe, America, and Turkey have, and continue to present technical papers at conference. And importantly New Zealand presenters add a New Zealand context.
VANZ is quite a unique society – it has withstood the ‘test-of-time’ – and has every year, for twenty-nine years run an Awareness Day training for apprentices and trainees. It is a reasonable ‘track-record’ which VANZ has consistently promoted for New Zealand and Australian industry.
VANZ Awareness Day sessions are not run for profit. Quite the contrary, attendance at the Awareness Day, Hands On sessions are free to trainees and apprentices.
Spectrum magazine to educate and inform
We also publish the Spectrum magazine quarterly. Delivered directly to your e-mail inbox, Spectrum provides news from VANZ, articles for your enjoyment, and information from our special sponsors – without whom we would not exist.
Whether you have something to learn or something to share, we hope to see you at the next conference!
Anyone with an interest in the area of mechanical and electrical machine condition monitoring, to facilitate predictive asset management is eligible to join VANZ. In-house technicians, consulting engineers, suppliers and distributors of specialised equipment, engineering students can all contribute and gain from membership.
VANZ recognises that the engineers who apply the technology are one half of the equation. Equally important are the industries and businesses served by it, with their varied experiences and evolving requirements.
The size of the operation and the machinery it runs are not an issue either. VANZ membership ranges from a business with a line of small water pumps to personnel from some of the largest plants running million dollar machines.
For more information about membership please contact the VANZ secretary by emailing email@example.com
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