Purchasing and introducing new technology isn't easy. It often requires business case development that many technical people haven't learned to do. Teamwork between technical and financial people is usually needed to identify and clear the path, but the value of good ideas can be demonstrated. For more on this topic, visit the PdM survey that ARC Advisory Group and Plant Services made earlier this year. (http://www.plantservices.com/articles/2012/07-predictive-maintenance-survey.html)
From 'Second Opinion'