According to the U.S. Federal Energy Management Program, over 55% of maintenance conducted in the United States is reactive or Run to Failure. This means that no money or manpower are used on the machinery until it breaks and can no longer perform its work. This maintenance mindset has plagued the U.S. and the world […]

Vibration testing is an essential part of maintaining mission-critical machinery that powers your business. The foundation of all vibration testing is the data provided by the frequency of a motor or fan operating at its nominal RPM. An analyst working with a motor that turns at 900 RPM is looking for how the machine vibrates […]

Preventive maintenance and predictive maintenance are two approaches to keep your machinery running smoothly and reliably. Preventive maintenance centers around time-based (daily/weekly/monthly) maintenance tasks required to keep machinery operating properly. They are tasks learned through institutional knowledge gained from over a century of experience with machinery and pass down through the years. Certain tasks must […]

The Industrial Internet of Things is meant to be a good thing. Capturing large swaths of data and sifting through them to obtain real insights into machinery performance and other key metrics. There are two issues at hand in terms of maintenance: the amount of data to be processed and the ability to analyze it […]

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 […]