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
Failure mechanisms such as misalignment, balance, or lubrication issues can cause machinery failure. Many of these problems can be identified using standard non-destructive testing (NDT) methods including vibration analysis, infrared thermography, and tribology....
- Trent Martz
- IVC Technologies
Organizations may be tempted to throw IIoT-enhanced devices and software at the wall to see what sticks. This may be an option, but it’s not conducive to a successful maintenance program rollout...
- Frederic Baudart
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
EMSDs, along with data analysis and a new approach to maintenance called condition-based maintenance, can exploit the information age to not only bridge the knowledge gap, but to also improve the efficiency, safety, reliability and cost of electrical system maintenance…
- Martin Robinson
- IRISS Inc.
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
When performing energized motor testing on medium and high-voltage motors, you do not want to attach amp probes. It is important to calculate the ratio of step down from the primary current to the user current. You will use CT ratios...
- Don Donofrio
- The Snell Group