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Losing Predictive Maintenance (PdM) techs to service companies

I recently got a message from a Maintenance Manager friend of mine. He said he just lost his third Predictive Maintenance Technician to a Predictive Maintenance service company who hired them at slightly higher salaries. To make matters worse, the Maintenance Manager had previously gone to bat to get approval for the company to sponsor and pay for training classes and certification including Vibration Analysis, Ultrasound and Infrared. Now he has nothing to show for the time, money and...

Lessons in Handling Asset Management Information

by Claire Gowson Asset Management Consultant at eAsset Management So, when was the last time you made a decision based on gut feel? That is, a choice based on what your intuition told you, rather than weighing up more obviously tangible or robust evidence. Was it choosing breakfast (yes – that is the most literal example of gut feel I could think of!)? Deciding whether you wanted a second date? Or was it hiring a new employee? There are some decisions in life where gut feel plays an...

Why Train for Machinery Lubrication?

Des-Case, a global manufacturer of specialty filtration products, has released new whitepaper “Why Train for Machinery Lubrication?” The eBook can be downloaded at http://bit.ly/1t6iUsb . “Like most improvement initiatives, education is an investment,” said Product and Educational Services Manager Jarrod Potteiger. “To ensure the greatest measure of success, it is essential that all individuals involved with the maintenance or operation of lubricated equipment be educated to some extent on...

San Francisco’s $1.3 billion maintenance backlog a “slow motion train wreck,”

A new report is calling San Francisco’s $1.3 billion maintenance backlog a “slow motion train wreck,” but city officials say the numbers in the report don’t tell the whole story of how the work is managed. A civil grand jury report released this week warns that a failure to make maintaining city assets a priority will drive maintenance costs up by more than $800 million unless addressed. The report notes that this year, $11.3 million — or 0.2 percent of the city’s general fund — will go to...

Recent Topics

Steam turbine axial poistion increasing gradually

Dear Experts, In our steam turbine directly coupled to compressor, turbine axial position is gradually on increasing trend for last 30 days. We have two axial probes on increasing trend. Turbine axial position was 0.15 mm and now increased to 0.8mm. We have increased the trip setting to 0.9mm. Please note turbine thrust bearing temperatures are normal 52 deg c both active and inactive side. Total axial float is only 6 thou, but as per the present reading it is showing as 32 thou.All radial...Read More...
Last Reply By Shurafa · First Unread Post
We have 4 2500 HP Siemens Motors on our Atlas Copco Compressors. 3 of them have been rebuilt in the last 2 years. Every time we get them back we constantly fight to get them to run well. They are sleeve bearing motors which is a challenge in itself. Siemens told us that the motors needed to be built on a flat table and that this motor was a bad design and they no longer make this style motor. If anyone has had any run ins with this type of motor please let me know.Read More...
how fruitful is capturing displacement values for lobe blowers? what can we predict from them? recently we installed a lobe blower from a Japanese vendor. the vendor is asking to monitor its health only as per displacement values. the velocity is ranging till 18 mm/s, however disp is max 50 microns AkhilRead More...
Last Reply By Dan Timberlake · First Unread Post

TPI 9041 Ultra II Vibration Analyzer/Balancer/Data Collector

Forum: For Sale
The TPI 9040 Ultra II is a condition based monitoring (CBM) data collector, High Resolution Vibration Analyzer, and Dynamic 1 or 2 plane rotor balancer designed for plant and asset inspections. With Software, Just $6,745! http://www.reliabilitydirectstore.com/TPI-9041-Ultra-II-Vibration-Analyzer-Balancer-p/tpi-9041.htmRead More...

Line Frequency 50 HZ

Is it possible vibration may appear on line frequency(50 HZ)?and what is the reason of this? We experienced a high vibration on motor with exciter even RPM 69 during startup upto 500 microns. Dominant peaks are 50Hz and 100 Hz. Then electrical department replaced some diaodes in exciter of the motor,now motor is running ok. But i want to know that why dominant vibration was on 50HZ(line frequency)?even motor speed is 1500 RPM,Read More...
Last Reply By OLI · First Unread Post
My company is currently seeking applications for Maintenance Technicians. CNC experience is preferred but not required. We are a medical device manufacturing company in Southwest Florida with several opening available. If you are recently displaced, or looking to better your current position with a dynamic and growing company, we want to talk to you. These are full time positions We offer Competitive salary and benefits package. Send current resume or questions to: Eddie Simmons ...Read More...
Overhead cranes are a critical piece of equipment and a common source of downtime for many global industries (see below) due to limited access for inspections and the high cost of repair. Aerospace | Arts & Entertainment | Automotive | Chemical | Construction | Container Handling | Defense & Military | Energy | Food & Beverage | Manufacturing | Mining | Nuclear | Oil & Gas | Petrochemical | Power | Pulp & Paper | Railways | Rubber & plastics | Ship Yards | Steel |...Read More...

CSI Master Trend Software

Chuck Scott
Vibration Team, I know this is going wayyyyyy back in time, but does anyone currently run Master Trend and if so....does anyone know the computer requirements? Can MT be run on a new modern computer? I'm looking to support a client with some analysis and he is running MT. I would need to be running the software, have data (I'm assuming a .dat file) sent over etc. Any help along these lines would be greatly appreciated.Read More...
Last Reply By Ralph Stewart · First Unread Post
Hi everybody, My plant are preparing to conduct MI for Gas turbine Frame 5 in next month but we have a problem that the OEM supplied the blades without balancing chart. We contacted to the OEM to question and suggested to provide but so far, they have not provided yet. We found that each blade have own number with starting from 1 to 120. However, we do not have much experience on the issue. So, I do not know that without balancing chart, can we assembly the blade with order from 1 to 120...Read More...
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