Experienced maintenance professionals can understand if a machine is healthy or not by walking up to it and using their senses – hearing, touch, smell, and sight. But this skill doesn’t scale when there are more plants than experts. This case study – a TechINSIGHT – shows how IoT maintenance solutions are helping machine analysts be in multiple places at once...
- Brett Burger
- National Instruments
TransCanada Turbines Test Cell repairs and services gas turbines in a unique test facility. The turbines are used primarily for compression, power generation and marine applications. After repair and servicing, the Test Cell undertakes performance tests of the turbines...
- Grant Dennler
Within the vibration community, it is commonly accepted to describe a spalling process in a bearing in four stages; from the first microscopic sign to a severely damaged bearing...
- Ron Kittle
- SPM Instrument Inc
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
A simple and effective procedure for doing shaft alignment of rotating machinery.
As the old saying goes, “Figures don’t lie, but liars do figure.” This is not to suggest that gear lubricant sales representatives are liars, but rather that too often neither the sales rep nor the purchaser completely understands what the numbers on a technical sheet or price list really mean...
- John Sander
- Lubrication Engineers
Take great care to avoid introducing contaminants into the lubrication. To monitor how much grease you are using, calibrate your grease gun: there is a device that attaches to your grease gun and gives you an LED reading of how much grease you’re using, mass-wise...
- Adrian Messer
- UE Systems