Lubricants Can’t Be Green … Can They?
Today, many want to “go green” in various aspects of their lives. The question is, what does this mean? It is typically meant to be a business or lifestyle choice to act in environmentally friendly ways...
- John Sander
- Lubrication Engineers
A Case for Capturing and Analyzing Trends in Your Alignment Data
It is well known that misalignment is one of the greatest causes of failure in rotating equipment. In fact, research demonstrates that more than 50% of machine breakdowns are the direct result of poor alignment...
- Grant Dennler
Maintenance Inspection Windows on Transformers
Transformers are everywhere feeding various voltages into our homes and businesses. When a transformer fails in a commercial or industrial environment, that failure can disrupt a significant portion of your facility operations...
- Rudy Wodrich
Why Align Industrial Machines
How keeping your assets running smoothly will eliminate a root cause for breakdown...
- Sven Fleischer
- Easy-Laser AB
When to Use Custom Shims to Correct Soft Foot
One of the most common problems with alignment of machinery is a condition known as soft foot. This is when one or more of the machine feet are not making solid contact with the mounting base...
- Mike Olszewski
- Reliability Concepts
NFPA 70E 2018 Edition – Changes and Implications for Personnel Performing Condition Based Maintenance Tasks
The 2018 Edition of NFPA 70E Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace, was released in late 2017 with little fanfare. However, there are several significant changes in this edition that have potentially wide-ranging implications for maintenance personnel...
- Rudy Wodrich
Communication and Accountability are the Keys to Success in Condition-Based Maintenance
The goal of equipment condition monitoring is to increase equipment availability, increase product yield and quality, and reduce maintenance cost by...
- Forrest Pardue
Reducing Arc Flash Risks with Electrical Maintenance Safety Devices
Electrical accidents, such as arc flashes, happen daily; however, there are ways companies and individuals can reduce the occurrence of these accidents and protect everybody concerned from the physical, financial, and statutory consequences...
- Martin Robinson
- IRISS Inc.
A Hoist Application in the Mining Industry
A hoist or winder is a mission critical application found in underground mines. The hoist is used either to transport ore to the surface or personnel to or from the mine shaft. There are three types of hoists...
- Tim Sundstrom
- SPM Instrument