John Sander discusses how lubrication practices have saved costs and reduced emissions in an air compressor, a knitting plant, and a glass and ceramic producer…
- John Sander
- Lubrication Engineers
Ultrasound has emerged as an exceptionally versatile tool for condition monitoring, finding application across a spectrum of areas, including energy conservation, electrical inspection, and equipment reliability. Its versatility positions ultrasound as a valuable addition to any maintenance and reliability program, capable of enhancing equipment reliability, mitigating downtime, curbing energy wastage, and seamlessly complementing other technologies like vibration analysis and infrared thermography...
- John Archer
- UE Systems
Ultrasound is the technology for the first step in damage detection and has the advantage over other methods in that it can be used at all bearing speeds. Even with extremely low-speed bearings, damage can be detected at the earliest possible stage.
- Christian Probst
- SONOTEC GmbH
There are several ways to view the impact of maintenance practices using ESA and electrical measurements, the first is the use of simple overall kilowatt readings from a power analyzer or relay monitoring system; the second is the before and after readings from an ESA device that identifies kilowatt data by defect.
- Howard Penrose
- MotorDoc LLC
With advanced wireless hardware and AI powered software, finding early signs of machine health deterioration in rotating equipment, and identifying the root cause are becoming mostly automated. Today such technologies are saving companies millions of dollars in avoided downtime and reduced maintenance costs.
- Dries Van Loon