ethanol plant

Proactive Motor Testing Protects Ethanol Plant

Ethanol has been a clean-burning fuel used in the United States since the 1850s. Ford’s Model T automobile was designed to run on ethanol,...
electric motor test

Bringing the “Baker Test” Up to Date

One of the largest independent engineering service providers in South East England, Mid Kent Electrical Engineering Group, has performed electric motor rewinds and overhauls...
pumping systems

Challenges with Shaft Alignment in Chemical-Transfer Applications

While many chemical fluid-transfer operations may take place in harsh environmental conditions, the pumps and systems used to facilitate product transfer are in actuality...
facility efficiency

How Split Roller Bearings Increase Facility Efficiency and Reduce Downtime

No matter what the specific application or industry focus, efficiency is key for ensuring optimized operations in industrial facilities. But high efficiency means more...
vibration data analysis

When the Tail Wags the Dog

Cascade MVS was contracted as a last resort to confirm or dispute previous findings and recommendations in solving a vibration problem involving an 11,000...
Precision Components

Extending the Life of Precision Components in Demanding Applications: Part 2 of 2

As we saw in part 1 of this series, bearings, gears, rollers, and other precision components can experience excessive wear in applications with metal-to-metal...
Precision Components

Extending the Life of Precision Components in Demanding Applications: Part 1 of 2

Although bearings, gears, rollers, and other precision components are generally made of hardened steel or metal alloys, those utilized in high load applications still...
Motor-Driven

Toward a New Era of Motor-Driven Compressor

Demands for reductions in CO2 emissions from factories continue to rise in response to global warming concerns. Such demands, coupled with the desire to...
Screw Pumps

Benefits of Screw Pumps in Oil-and-Gas Fluid-Handling Applications: Part 2 of 2

As mentioned in part 1 of this series, the solution to the shortcomings of centrifugal pumps can be positive displacement (PD) screw pumps. The...
IR

Benefits of Permanently Installed Automatic Insulation Resistance (IR) Testing: Part 3 of 3

Throughout this series, we have noted the critical need for accurate electrical condition (IR) of the insulation in your equipment and the issues that...