Pumps, turbines and other industrial machinery are usually encased in housings made from an aluminum or steel. This helps reduce the impact of abrasion, harsh chemical solvents and water or dust contamination. Trying to analyze whether or not there are issues with the components inside rarely makes sense to do visibly precisely because disassembly is […]

Initial Machinery Inspection prior to any start up it is important to validate/identify simple items such as loose bolting, cracked welds, improperly greased bearings, clearances issues between rotors and housings, pipe strain, the rotor statics indicating an unbalance condition, sheave and coupling alignment issues and other simple checks. We are only human so it is […]

Each day our economy struggles, it makes it much less likely that corporations will rehire the people they let go during the crisis.  In many or most cases the first personnel released by corporations are the maintenance workers.  So fewer workers are charged with maintaining the same amount of equipment.  Unfortunately in most circumstances the […]