Case Studies and Stories
This case study comes from a custom-made, four-story-high pump at Engro Fertilizers. In January 2014, we started noticing abnormal noise and vibration from the gearbox. But we couldn’t see anything apart from an increased gear mesh frequency…
- Haider Ali
- Engro Fertilizers
This case study shows some of the capabilities of motion amplification technology. This vertical treated water pump was experiencing high vibration, and high lateral motion in line with the suction and discharge piping at the top of the motor when running at around 72%. We decided to take some video footage...
- Andrew Gale
- Optical Motion Technologies
Though we never failed to detect actual failures, there were other things going on: overheating, noise, etc. When those issues arose, we were called to the mine to check the equipment. Of course, this would happen at the most inconvenient times...
- Dana Lake
It is always a challenge in the field of condition monitoring to monitor the machines which are not approachable, and that makes them prone to frequent failures.
- Akhil jeet Rathore
- Indorama Petrochemicals & Fertilizers
When Scott Fischer, Maintenance Manager, joined Basic American Foods, he recognized that the Blackfoot Basic American Foods plant was in need of a dedicated lubricant storage and handling process and products to support his reliability program goals.
- Mark Barnes
In March of 2016, the vibration for Turbo Blower 2 was normal, but the motor temperature had increased. Ten days later, however, it was running rough with periodic noise...
- Muhammad Trendo
- Indah Kiat Pulp & Paper Perawang
Growing companies typically make investments in state-of-the-art tools and equipment so that they may expand their capability to serve their customers. One such company, Koontz-Wagner Services, has been able to capitalize upon several opportunities since acquiring new energized and de-energized motor testing equipment last year...
- Bill Kruger
- ALL-TEST Pro
When we were developing our overhead crane monitoring program for ArcelorMittal, we had to find a way to get rid of the influence from the wheel contacting the rails. This is similar to a challenge we encountered…
- Kris Deckers
- I-care Group
When using ultrasound for slow-speed systems, there are some things to consider. The first is our alarm levels. Slow-speed bearings will have a relatively…
- Christopher Hallum
- UE Systems Europe B.V.