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
This case study shows some of the capabilities of motion amplification technology. This vertical treated water pump was experiencing high vibration, and high lateral motion in line with the suction and discharge piping at the top of the motor when running at around 72%. We decided to take some video footage...
- Andrew Gale
- Optical Motion Technologies
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
In the world of horse racing, guessing the winners is pretty much a gamble. But imagine if a gambler knew in advance the trifecta of the race. It would be a no-brainer, and they would put everything they had on the race knowing they would see huge returns on the investment...
- Noah Bethel
- PdMA Corporation
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
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
Routine measurements of a pump showed vibration levels of 5 mm/sec at 2X, which is high. We checked for misalignment and soft foot, but…
- Dean Whittle
- Reliability Maintenance Solutions Ltd
Originally put into operation in 1999, Pump Station P-19A supplies drinking water to the City of Henderson, which is the second largest city in Nevada. In January 2015, Motor 5 exhibited signs of overheating...
- Bill Kruger
- ALL-TEST Pro
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