Failure mechanisms such as misalignment, balance, or lubrication issues can cause machinery failure. Many of these problems can be identified using standard non-destructive testing (NDT) methods including vibration analysis, infrared thermography, and tribology....
- Trent Martz
- IVC Technologies
A few weeks ago, I got a question about the best place to take an oil sample for oil analysis. Instead of generic answers like “after the pump before the filter” or “never on the drain,” I like to take a more practical approach...
- Rob Kalwarowsky
- Rob's Reliability
EMSDs, along with data analysis and a new approach to maintenance called condition-based maintenance, can exploit the information age to not only bridge the knowledge gap, but to also improve the efficiency, safety, reliability and cost of electrical system maintenance…
- Martin Robinson
- IRISS Inc.
This case study investigates Duke Energy’s quest to replace its monthly, manual data collection practices with daily, remote data collection and monitoring.
- Alex West
- IHS Markit
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
Predictive maintenance techniques have proven to be effective strategies to reduce unexpected machinery failure...
- Meredith Christman
- PCB Piezotronics