This session will show you how to find commonly misdiagnosed or overlooked issues. A case-study example of a medium-sized gearbox with a seemingly obvious lubricant failure will be presented to illustrate how data can identify a lubricant selection problem. Attendees will learn how to apply this knowledge to future oil analysis reports so they can correctly diagnose the true root cause of an alarmed condition.
- Evan Zabawski
The vibration and oil data for the gearbox in this Gypsum stirrer was normal. But we knew something was wrong. A borescope camera showed us something astounding...
- Matthew Fallow
- Asset Quality
This case study comes from a custom-made, four-story-high pump at Engro Fertilizers. In January 2014, we started noticing abnormal noise and vibration from the gearbox. But we couldn’t see anything apart from an increased gear mesh frequency…
- Haider Ali
- Engro Fertilizers
When Scott Fischer, Maintenance Manager, joined Basic American Foods, he recognized that the Blackfoot Basic American Foods plant was in need of a dedicated lubricant storage and handling process and products to support his reliability program goals.
- Mark Barnes
Overhead cranes are often a single source cause of downtime in any manufacturing facility, especially when discussing those performing services in a steel mill’s melt shop. Often, these assets do not have redundancy that would allow for one to be taken....
- Stephen Bailey
- IVC Technologies
View a few maintenance tips for protecting cooling towers and stopping any unplanned downtime with your equipment. Knowing the best detection technologies available today and how these can best be used, maintenance engineers can not only prevent failure but also significantly maximize machine uptime.
- Chris Hansford
- Hansford Sensors
So what does it really mean to increase lubricant cleanliness? We read various articles and textbooks that talk about how increasing the cleanliness of an in-service oil will increase the life of a component and the lubricant, but how do we make that happen...
- Mark Barnes
A gear pump was used in a plastic extruder, where the gear’s head pumps the plastic mold from the barrel into the pelletizer. The extruder was already fitted with a condition monitoring system, but in early 2016 our customer decided...
- Rick Verbij
- SPM Netherlands