Welcome  to Wrench Time, Inc.

Biographical Information about   Fred J. Weber, P.E.

President of Wrench Time, Inc.
Professional Engineer with a degree in Mechanical Engineering

Author of the books :
“Wrench Time…using the RPM method to manage maintenance”
“Weber’s Thermodynamics Notes”

Over 40 years experience working with and learning from maintenance and construction people in the mining, manufacturing, and power generation industries.


Picture to the right is a young start-up engineer 40 years ago

Below is a Brief resume of Fred J. Weber, P.E.

Small business Owner
President of Wrench Time, Inc.- supply information for maintenance and engineering

“Weber’s Thermodynamics Notes”.( book 2013) “
Wrench Time – Using the RPM method to manage maintenance.” (Book 2005)

UPTIME magazine “ Rev up your Maintenance Management” (Jan 2008)
UPTIME magazine “ RPM + RCM = Reliability” (Jan 2016)
Laws of Energy (Sept 2017)

Website…www.wrenchtime.com an information toolbox for maintenance and engineering

Manufacturing Industry
Manager of Manufacturing Engineering – responsible for the engineering and maintenance departments. Applied the “RPM method”; resulting in an achievement awards on behalf of a team effort for “Reduce machine downtime from 20% to 2%”. Increased production line by 30% through new in-house designed equipment. Scrap rate approached zero. A division that went from “red” to “black”.

Power Industry ( coal and gas fired )
Senior Plant Engineer…Design, supervised installation and start-up of new control logic to increase reliability and maintainability. Control system projects included:Turbine controls…(2) 450 MW steam turbine and (2) 300 MW combustion turbine Brine Plant…Coal Handling… Air system… Sludge conditioning…Flyash… Precipitator… SCR CEMS (Continuous Emission Monitoring System)… Scrubber… Coal Handling

Bulk Material Handling Equipment
Senior Field Engineer / Construction Manager– start-up of customer’s asset in all industries (International travel). . Responsible for subcontractors and construction personnel on multimillion dollar construction site during installation. Knowledge of mechanical, electrical and controls engineering skills requiring only one engineer on site .Crew size varied from 4 to 55, both union and non-union personnel.
(stacker reclaimers , barge unloading / loading, conveyor belt systems, vibrating feeder, etc.)

Coal Industry
Mechanical Engineer – participated in the necessary modifications to coal surface mining equipment. Developed graphic presentation of equipment modification with emphasis on interchangeability of parts and installation procedures.
(Strip mining equipment…Draglines, shovels, wheel excavators, overburden drills, etc.)

Apply sound Engineering principles to design… Meet OSHA and EPA Process Safety Management requirements while maintaining costs
Teacher … Ability to share my extensive knowledge with other people. Mentor for young engineers.
Versatility … Ability to design and manage all aspects of an engineered project with a strong background in mechanical, electrical process and control engineering.

Experience Background
Over 40 years of industrial education taught by the thousands of maintenance and construction people throughout my career. Working knowledge of PLC, hydraulics, pneumatics, mechanical and electrical.
Control engineering…familiar with;
DCIS…. Foxboro, Emerson Ovation, WDPF, Wonderware, etc.
PLC… Modicon, Allen Bradley, Omron, GE and etc.
Various control diagrams… SAMA, ladder, etc.
Mechanical engineering… process design, PI&D diagrams and machine design
Electrical engineering… familiar with electrical diagrams and control cabinet design

Registered Professional Engineer
State of Illinois


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FYI…I’m old…the image to the right is my computer in college.

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