January 15th, 2016
Overall Trending of Equipment Reliability Program is Often Overlooked
January 7th, 2016
In most all industrial plants you will come across machinery running at a high enough speed or load that rolling element bearings cannot be used because of their short lifespan of the high vibrations produced by the equipment. In these applications fluid film bearings are used.
November 23rd, 2015
Reciprocating equipment are critical pieces of equipment for many applications in various different industries.
October 13th, 2015
This case study summarizes continuing cost saving benefits to the City of Ft.
July 27th, 2015
If you have a gearbox with a manufacturer’s nameplate instructing you to use the American Gear Manufacturer’s Association (AGMA) #4 oil viscosity at a given operating temperature, or if it specified a 750 SSU viscosity oil, would you know exactly what viscosity oil
June 2nd, 2015
The Red Wolf Reliability Assessment Aims to Score Facilities Current Reliability Practices while Providing Ways to Improve
June 30th, 2014
I find that in today’s economy, many of our clients have added, or are attempting to implement, an effective condition based maintenance program. These clients understand the value of this type of program over and above the traditional time-based maintenance strategies.
June 30th, 2014
When discussing machine lubrication techniques and associated maintenance tasks with industry personnel, I often hear the same story… “Once a month, we fill it up until it’s full.” This story can unfold further to reveal that every piece of machinery under such a program receives the same type
March 31st, 2014
Vibration is motion, and as with any form of motion there are multiple ways to quantify these values. When I think about cars I am typically interested in how fast the car can accelerate, and what velocity or speed it can get up too.
March 13th, 2014
Vibration analyst use multiple tools to predict a potential fault in a machine; from transducers to accelerometers, the toolbox for vibration analysts is continually expanding to allow for more comprehensive and accurate data collection and interpretation.