In the last 20 years the industry has improved predictive maintenance processes and the tools used to perform it. In particular, vibration analysis technology has evolved to unimaginable levels.
What is vibration analysis? And more importantly, what do you need to know to start learning about it? Well, I invite you to read this article to explore it with me.
- Dr. Thierry Erbessd
- Erbessd Instruments
The need for reliably detecting reciprocating compressor cylinder leaks is important because this gives an indication of excessive wear or damage of a consumable component, such as the valves (which account for the majority of maintenance), piston rings and packing.
- Michael Hastings
- Brüel & Kjær Vibro (B&K Vibro)
Plukon Food Group’s Insurability Improved Through Standardising and Centralising Thermographic Inspections
With nearly thirty branches, Plukon Food Group is one of Europe’s larger food companies. The food sector is an industry that has to deal with countless risks that seriously threaten the insurability of such companies.
- Chris Kramer
Accurate placement and precise shaft alignment of machinery components is key for optimal and efficient operation. Although none of the traditional methods are bad or inadequate if carried out correctly, they can be complex and time consuming the least..
- Geert van Rijswick
- van Geffen AMS BV
According to statistics, there are more than 50 billion bearings being manufactured during the past 5 years around the world. Only a relatively small percentage of all bearings in use fail. Majority (90%) of the bearings outlive the equipment in which they have been installed.
- Datong Li
- SPM Instrument AB
From pumps to compressors, turbines to gearboxes, equipment reliability is vital to maintain a competitive advantage. Layer in the exceptionally high downtime costs of certain units that can exceed $1MM a day, the harsh operating environment (typically outside), and the long turnaround cycles that can extend to 3-5 years and it all adds up to a significant challenge.
- Mark Barnes
In this Nine Minutes of Knowledge, Datong shares a Paper machine case study and explains how to detect bearing defaults and what applications were used to fix the issue..
- Ivan Salim
- SPM Instrument Indonesia
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