Five Minute Facts
Leaks can form practically anywhere in a plant. This includes pressurised systems and systems under a vacuum.While it is important to locate potential safety hazards from leaks, the loss of gases through leaks can be very costly.
- Adrian Messer
- UE Systems
Rolling element bearing defects are typically artifacts of mechanically induced stresses or lubrication issues that create small cracks or defects within the mechanical components of the bearing, leading to increased vibration.
- Pete Sopcik
- Analog Devices, Inc
Spectral bands can be a very useful tool for the detection of machine faults. However, not all condition monitoring analysts use them or take advantage of their full potential.
Suitable for a wide variety of industrial, fleet, farm and marine equipment in a broad operating temperature range, Monolec Multiplex Lubricant provides dependable performance in critical grease points including chassis and wheel bearings. This versatility makes it possible to consolidate the number of greases used and stored onsite.
- John Sander
- Lubrication Engineers
What makes your electric motor maintenance program a winner? Answer: A good Quality Control program from cradle to grave along with Trending Data and Troubleshooting. Watch this video to see how one part of the program, Quality Control, helps you reach your goal of a winning program in your facility.
- Noah Bethel
- PdMA Corporation
With regular oil analysis to ensure oil quality and cleanliness, the drain intervals for all four air compressors were extended up to eight times the OEM-recommended interval of 8,000 hours. Total cost savings – on oil alone – was $71,000. Environmental impact was reduced as well, with 1,035 fewer litres (273 fewer gallons) of waste oil. Fewer oil changes also meant less downtime, maintenance and labor. The overall effect for the company was significant cost savings on oil, maintenance time and disposal.
- Preston Rubottom
- Lubrication Engineers
Thermographic inspections offer many advantages as it helps to ensure a safe working environment and an increase in uptime. It also provides companies with accurate insights into the risks that undermine the continuity of their production lines (and the possibility to actively reduce these risks).
- Chris Kramer
Choosing the right speed sensor for turbomachinery is of crucial importance for an accurate and reliable measurement. After all, the signal of the sensor is the input for an overspeed protection system. A faulty sensor leads to an unreliable input signal, which has a negative influence on the accuracy and reliability of the protection system.
- Istec International