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New 8-bit and 16-bit SRAM cards

John J
Has anyone bought and successfully used any of the new 8-bit and 16-bit SRAM cards with the dataPAC 1500? Since the dataPAC 1500 is a 16-bit instrument, I would assume you would use a 16-bit card. Below is the descriptions and reason for separate 8-bit and 16-bit cards. Thanks, John J 8-bit vs. 16-bit data bus path for PCMCIA SRAM PC Cards Late summer of 2017 our supplier of Data Bus Auto Transfer integrated circuits (IC) put their product on end of life (EOL). Because PCMCIA PC Card devices...Read More...

Reliability Technician - Decatur AL

Looking to hire a Reliability Technician in the Decatur Alabama area. Certified Level 1 Analyst preferred, experience in IR, Oil Sampling, Ultrasound is a plus. CommTest VB7, CSI data collectors. FLIR IR cameras. Ability to balance and align equipment a plus as well. Ideal candidate will possess willingness to learn and grow in the field, have great attitude, have flexible working hours, take ownership of routes and machines and be a self starter / motivated individual.Read More...

Intermittent increase in seismic vibration at comp. Inlet casing. GE frame 5 turbine

We are facing an issue at our running unit frame 5 gas turbine driving generator w.r.t to intermittently increased seismic vibrations at BB2 ( Compressor Casing Inlet) and BB1 ( Bearing No. 1). The values at BB3 point ( Pedestal Bearing) remain normal during these events. Other unit is under maintenance and subject unit is running in “ISO mode”.Normal values at BB1 & BB2 are 0.8 & 2.8 mm/sec, respectively. HIGH VIBRATION EVENTS to date ( from 13 Feb to 17 Feb ) Date Time BB1 (Change)...Read More...
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Before the P-F Curve

Many are familiar with the P-F Curve or the Potential Failure to Failure interval that creates the inspection periodicity BUT have you thought about what lies to the left of the P-F Curve? Watch this 30 minute video to see how to enhance your approach to predictive maintenance. Before the P-F CurveRead More...

Vibrations in hollow -shaft mounting gearbox

We have one hollow shaft mounting, two input gearbox having gear ratio 14.3 to drive paper machine drying cylinder. It is pivoted at one side and driven by two D.C. motors of 210KW with cardon shafts. Gearbox has high vibration levels in vertical direction opposite to pivot end. At 750mpm ( 945 input rpm), we get max vib.at gearbox in H & A direction @4mm/sec. and 11 mm/sec in V direction opposite to pivot end. Mostly at 1Xrpm & 2Xrpm of input speed. Is it safe to run at such high...Read More...
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Plant Staffing

This might not be the proper forum but the discussion has come up again about staffing levels, specifically technical staff at gas fired combustion turbine facilities. We have 4 tech staff members-1 each Mech./Elec./DCS/PdM for a 2000 MWE station (5 simple cycles & 2 combined cycle units). How does that compare with other facilities? I appreciate the input.Read More...
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