In the field of vibration analysis, it is often argued that slow rotating components are the most challenging to monitor. When they are monitored, poor decisions and delayed detection are the result. However, just as with easily detectable high speed component faults, slow rotating components can have equal, if not better, success in early detection and prognosis.
- Cameron Misegadis
- ONYX InSight
Balancing cost reduction and efficiency improvement targets is a common source of frustration for maintenance and engineering managers. For facilities that operate continuously with no window for unplanned shutdowns, poor reliability and availability of machinery is far more serious, but even in factories with regular opportunities for maintenance, recovery can still be expensive and time consuming.
- AVT Reliability
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
Condition-based monitoring (CbM) is the Industry 4.0 equivalent of wearable fitness devices. With the explosion of connectivity comes the opportunity to observe the physical world like never before and to see physical processes in action, in real time, in fine detail. In industrial....
- Stuart Servis
- Analog Devices
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
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
In this live webinar, we will discuss how ESA is used to evaluate electric motors, couplings and gearboxes of several types including speed reducers, increasers and cooling tower boxes. Electrical Signature Analysis (ESA) technology is used to review incoming power quality and the machine through the entire powertrain........
- Howard Penrose
- MotorDoc LLC
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
Vibration monitoring on gearboxes is not obvious. Brand new gearboxes do have vibrations. Therefor putting alarm detection based on overall vibration levels often leads to false alarms or missed fault detection...
- Jos Sas
- Allied Reliability Group