Canned Motor Pumps Update

By Heinz P. Bloch As a reliability professional since 1962, the author had many occasions to evaluate industry experience...

Protecting Critical Pump Motors with Automatic Notification

By Jeff Elliott Although municipal and industrial process engineers have streamlined the monitoring and control of critical equipment through...
Vorecon NX variable speed drive

North American Refiners Find Success with New Drive Offering

By David Pell, Voith Turbo North America A petroleum refiner in the Southern United States placed two orders for Voith’s...

Simplifying Connectivity in Rotating Equipment Condition Monitoring

By Chinmay Shete, Machfu Rotating equipment, used widely in industrial processes, is relied upon to move fluids and gases...

PVD Coatings Extend the Life of High-Value IGT and Steam Turbine Components

By Paul Brooks, Oerlikon Balzers Industrial gas turbine (IGT) manufacturers and MROs are continually seeking new ways to improve...

Drive-based Functional Safety

Functional safety can be easily achieved with safety devices that are, themselves, already certified to the most relevant functional safety standards. ABB...

Continuous “Hands Off” Insulation Resistance Testing of Critical Motors

For decades, plant personnel have performed insulation resistance tests with handheld megohmmeters to prevent motor failures that lead to costly unplanned shutdowns,...

Drive-based Functional Safety: Part 2 of 3

Under the directives, national and regional laws, end users, machine builders, and system integrators are generally responsible for safety of machines and...

How to Choose an Industrial Automation Controller

There are many important items to consider when choosing a controller for machine and process automation. Breaking down the equipment’s operational needs...

Drive-based Functional Safety

Today, new drive technology is making the previously complicated job of implementing a machine safety system much easier. Recent technical advances make...