Anyone who has worked for a large multinational company for ten years or more has worked through some type of economic crisis that resulted in their company announcing severe cuts in spending or employee layoffs. Each time a company experiences this, we tend to kick back hold our collective breath, say a few prayers for our careers, and then proceed to watch in amazement as the progress we made in improving processes is dismantled in reactionary management.
- Chris Pepin
- Progressive Reliability
With today’s shrinking qualified workforce, it’s common for plants to have their maintenance staff busy repairing “bad actors”. Reliability Engineer Brad Lewis took a different approach in two separate plants. Supported by Reliability Specialist Cindy Moblo, he developed a program to evaluate and correct the root causes of many of the failures his plants were experiencing. Once the root causes were determined, a step-by-step program was developed to resolve the issues.
- Cindy Moblo
This webinar agenda is to present the various causes, types of unbalances and correction methods widely used in the industry, both in workshop and field.
- Kishore Kumar Agguna
- TURBO MONITORING ANALYSIS SIMULATION SOLUTION
What is a thermal image?
Thermal images are created by converting thermal radiation into a visible light image that we as humans can interpret. One important point to remember about thermal imaging is that it is a non-contact measurement of radiated energy in a very narrow wavelength band.
- PJ Cloete
- AVT Reliability
The 2020 calendar year has certainly brought with it many challenges for a variety of industries. The medical field, pulp and paper industry and food supply chain have all been significantly impacted by the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic. At the grocery store, people experienced (or are still experiencing) empty shelves, limited food supply and less variety when doing weekly shopping. In March 2020, grocery and supply sales increased 29% from the previous year (3).
- Spectro Scientific
- Spectro Scientific
More than 300 million electric motors are used in infrastructure, large buildings, and industry globally. These motors account for about 2/3rds of the industrial power consumption. Electricity is required in almost all areas of the plant to provide the driving force that either operates the equipment that produces the products or provides the services that the plant’s equipment was built to perform..
- Mark Koch
- ALL-TEST Pro, LLC
Variable frequency drives (VFDs) have become a preferred method of process control for electric motor driven equipment ranging from vertical water pumps to centrifugal air fans. The following is a basic discussion of risks of using a VFD with direct driven centrifugal fans and methods of mitigating those risks to maintain equipment reliability.
- David Sheffler
- IVC Technologies
As predictive maintenance teams in industrial facilities strive for a more complete picture of their equipment’s health, high frequency vibration measurements have become a crucial addition to identify faults such as motor and pump bearing defects and gear tooth inconsistencies in high-speed gearboxes. As a result, there is an upsurge in demand for vibration sensors with a high frequency response.
- Meredith Christman
- PCB Piezotronics