Two Minute Tips
Some manufacturers of crystal infrared windows claim their products are “Arc Resistant”!! This is a very dangerous statement to make especially when we already know that crystals cannot take any form of impact,..
- Martin Robinson
- IRISS Inc.
Whenever the natural frequency of a turbine tower meets the rotor or blade frequency, it oscillates. It has a resonance. How do we avoid it…
- Partha Ravi
- Suzlon Energy Australia
Minimizing contact with dangerous work areas is one of the simplest ways to keep personnel safe. With the implementation of reliability solutions such as remote condition monitoring sensors, measurements can be recorded from a distance, eliminating the need for employees to enter danger zones...
- Gregory Perry
- Fluke Corporation
Surface morphology is a detailed study of a surface. We studied the surfaces of railroad tracks and found that using analytical imaging helps us see what we cannot see with our naked eyes…
- Ashish Arora
- Institute of Noise & Vibration
Soft foot occurs when rotating machinery is positioned in place on its base, frame, or soleplate, and one or more of the “feet” are not making good contact...
- Frederic Baudart
There is a rule-of-thumb that oil should be condemned at double its new oil Acid Number, or at half of its new oil Base Number. The problem with this rule is that is has too many exceptions to be valid. Rather than identify the valid instances, it is better to understand how to derive a correct limit for any application..
- Evan Zabawski
Static Eccentricity (air gap) is a fault that is created when the rotor is not in the magnetic center of the stator. Static eccentricity can cause an increase in operating current, overheating, energy losses, and overloading of bearings...
- Mark Koch
- ALL-TEST Pro, LLC