Did you know that nearly 80% of all hydraulic systems problems can be traced back to contaminated fluid? An effective hydraulic fluid cleanliness program with proper monitoring, and management of fluid condition and cleanliness, can improve the system efficiency, performance, and lifespan of your hydraulic systems operations. Here is some information on the impact a fluid sample can make to maintaining and monitoring hydraulic fluid cleanliness.
- Bernie Hall
In this SME interview, we talked with Jarrod Potteiger, Product and Educational Services Manager for Des-Case Corporation. Jarrod explains why fluid condition management is so important for hydraulic reliability. He discusses how to develop a strategy for condition management, how to deal with air contamination, defines what a good filtration system set-up looks like, and discusses oil analysis as a proactive condition monitoring tool.
- Jarrod Potteiger
- Des Case
Standards and implementation strategies of Premium efficiency IE3 motors as per IS:12615/2018 (similar to IEC 60034-30) in Indian industries.
- Srinivasan Jeyaram
- Power House
The 2020 calendar year has certainly brought with it many challenges for a variety of industries. The medical field, pulp and paper industry and food supply chain have all been significantly impacted by the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic. At the grocery store, people experienced (or are still experiencing) empty shelves, limited food supply and less variety when doing weekly shopping. In March 2020, grocery and supply sales increased 29% from the previous year (3).
- Spectro Scientific
- Spectro Scientific
In this interview Tyler discusses what wireless temperature monitoring systems are, dives into the different types of systems pros and cons. Why it is important to incorporate a wireless monitoring system in your program.
- Tyler McDonald
Online monitoring is the process of utilizing permanently mounted sensors to regularly check the condition of a machine. Online monitoring should consist of more than just vibration sensors. Given there are many different failure modes it is best to utilize a variety of sensor types to monitor the necessary variable to ensure early warning of failure.
- Dr. M. David Howard
- Erbessd Instruments
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
Variable frequency drives (VFDs) have become a preferred method of process control for electric motor driven equipment ranging from vertical water pumps to centrifugal air fans. The following is a basic discussion of risks of using a VFD with direct driven centrifugal fans and methods of mitigating those risks to maintain equipment reliability.
- David Sheffler
- IVC Technologies