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A Clean and Balanced Approach to Equipment Maintenance

Trent Phillips | Global Reliability Manager, Novelis

Properly aligned and balanced machine | RELIABILITY CONNECTProper equipment function requires a properly aligned and balanced machine.  Allowing a machine to operate with an unbalance condition can result in bearing damage, cracks, loose components, and many other costly maintenance issues.  Loose debris can dislodge and impact the balance quality of a machine. Debris buildup on the impellers/blades and other rotating parts can create unbalance conditions. Before balancing the machine, it is very important that the rotating surfaces (blades, etc.) are cleaned of any debris. Removing buildup will help ensure that the machine can be properly balanced and remains in a balanced condition.

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Trent Phillips Global Reliability Manager, Novelis