Two Minute Tips
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
A rotary equipment does not always behave in the same way. There are times when it needs more attention than regular basis. Sometimes you might even skip monitoring an equipment which was being critically monitored last week.
- Akhil jeet Rathore
- Indorama Petrochemicals & Fertilizers
By nature, high-frequency sound is very low-energy, so it tends not to travel far from its source. On a motor-and-pump setup, for instance, we’d ideally like to take our readings…
- Rob Kalwarowsky
- Rob's Reliability