Predictive Maintenance

Acorns, User Experience, and Optimization

Along the Tampa Riverwalk, while attending the Electrical Apparatus Service Association (EASA) convention, I saw the following quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson: “The creation...
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Simplifying the Search for the Perfect Fluid Sensor

Move from search to solution quicker and more successfully A search on Google for “sensors” delivers 38,600,000 results. Even the more specific search for “liquid...

The Proper Pump, Maintenance, and Air Line Accessories Mitigate Problems Caused by Contaminated Air:...

Pumping system operators seeking durable, low-maintenance, easy-to-run equipment for fluid management often look to air-operated diaphragm (AOD) pumps. These pumps can move fluids of...

Fire Codes: A Foundation of Safety for a Rapidly Changing World

The world’s tallest skyscrapers that are transforming city skylines from Shanghai to Dubai are impressive for their architecture and engineering, but perhaps their most...

Maintenance Is No Surprise Part 2

In part 1 of this article, we discussed that a rotating machine begins to diminish in life immediately upon its first use. Although this...

Wasted Energy Means Wasted Dollars: Part 3 of 3

In the conclusion of this series, we will examine the necessity of a functional precision alignment program, specifically how savings will begin to accrue...

Dare to Compare

The chain of events is easy to predict. In municipalities ranging from diverse economic powerhouses to quaint rural villages, centrifugal pumps are relied on...
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Keeping the Lights On . . . Affordably

In today’s economic climate, power generation providers are stuck between the equipment they need and the equipment they can afford. However, as a recent...

Maintenance Is No Surprise Part 1

Rotating machinery has an expected life cycle based upon engineered rate of wear due to load, lubricity and speed. Our predominant speed for machinery...

Root Cause Analysis: The Justification Game Part 2 of 2

In last month’s introductory article, we discussed some of the barriers to selling not only the concept of Root Cause Analysis (RCA) but also...