Water is one of the most destructive contaminants faced by industrial maintenance departments. Some systems may be more tolerant to water, while others can be more sensitive. Some manufacturers have set limits as low as 30 ppm. Best practice would tend to indicate that it is beneficial to keep water contamination at the lowest level possible..
- Heather Vercillo
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
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