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Impact of Rewinding on Premium Efficiency Motors

Impact of Rewinding on Premium Efficiency Motors

This presentation addresses the test methods, methodology, test results and technical details of the 2019 rewind study.

Reliability Critical Motor Program

Reliability Critical Motor Program

Challenges: One of the biggest challenges is being able to recognize, diagnose and remedy an evolving motor problem to prevent an unexpected catastrophic event.

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Reliability Radio EP 257: Simon Jagers

Reliability Radio EP 257: Simon Jagers

Join us as we venture into the domain of “What you don’t know, you don’t know” with a lesser known type of condition monitoring technology.

Does High Voltage Testing Damage A Motor?

Motor Insulation Life Curve

Maintenance professionals tasked with maintaining electric motor reliability are often concerned with testing their critical motors at voltages well above nameplate levels. It can certainly feel counterintuitive to test a 460V motor to 2,000V or a 4,160V motor to 9,320V. After all, the motor is only rated for this lower voltage, right?

Don’t Start That Motor! 6 Reliability Steps to Ensure a Healthy Motor

Don’t Start That Motor! 6 Reliability Steps to Ensure a Healthy Motor

Starting a new or refurbished motor for the first time is a very important moment in a motor life. Before pushing that start button, there are six critical reliability steps that should be verified to ensure you’re not making a big mistake.

A Cautionary Tale: The Story of One Family-Owned Company Putting the Customer Ahead of Revenue

A Cautionary Tale: The Story of One Family-Owned Company Putting the Customer Ahead of Revenue

A family-owned motor repair business in Pennsylvania has been selling industrial motors, controls, gearboxes and all related services since 1981. Its vision has always been to grow beyond a geographic service area, but it was not willing to compromise on its commitment to quality.

 EASA Presents Exceptional Achievement Service Award

EASA Presents Exceptional Achievement Service Award

[St. Louis, Mo, 8/14/19]  The Electrical Apparatus Service Association (EASA) honored Steve Skenzick of HPS Electric Apparatus Sales & Service in Roseburg, OR, as the 2019 recipient of the EASA Exceptional Achievement Service Award.

Electric Motor Testing PdM and Troubleshooting Case Studies

Electric Motor Testing PdM and Troubleshooting Case Studies

This presentation focuses on electrical failures and standards-based testing methods which can reveal problems long before they affect the motors's operation.

Centrifuge Motor Trips

Centrifuge Motor Trips

The Grifols PdM group uses a variety of technologies to improve reliability in motor overload.

Reliable Electric Motors: Do They Actually Exist?

Reliable Electric Motors: Do They Actually Exist?

Reliability and electric motors do not always seem to go hand-in-hand. There is electrical reliability and mechanical reliability, but what about electro-mechanical reliability? This can exist, and it does for many plants across the country! 

Implementing Best Practices for Motor Greasing

Implementing Best Practices for Motor Greasing

This presentation will cover best practices for greasing motor bearings and how to successfully implement them. The presentation is applicable to those wanting to start a motor greasing program because it will help create a roadmap to accelerate implementation and ensure that best practices are followed from the start.

VFDs Play the Flute: How to Prevent the Phenomena

VFDs Play the Flute: How to Prevent the Phenomena

TRC-2018 Learning Session  21:35

by Glenn Eyler, EMCOR Government Services

The drive to go green and consume less energy, especially in facilities operation, has increased the regularity of variable frequency drive (VFD) installation to new and existing mechanical systems. The drive’s capability to adjust the speed of a motor on a mechanical reduces power consumption. By making VFDs more accessible and field serviceable, they have become a nearly standard, go-to choice for an assured return-on-investment in facilities energy conservation projects. It is important to know the harm the VFD can cause, how to diagnose it, and how to mitigate the damage it generates. These cost-saving, energy reducing benefits of VFDs come with one significant adverse effect on the induction motor’s roller element bearing: fluting! This presentation seeks to describe the fluting phenomena, the grooving damage created by the VFD, and the technology that has been developed to address it. There is no way to determine when this fluting will occur, but it absolutely will occur. At NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, we have a robust PT&I program that actually measured and recorded fluting after VFDs were installed on the facility before it even had a name. Our Vibration Analyst learned of fluting, and how to mitigate it, by installing a shaft grounding protection ring, from a Vibration Institute Conference in 2012. However, even after installing the protection ring on motors, we have continued to detect bearing failure. This failure led us to research available technology to validate the operation of the shaft grounding protection ring before and after installation. After researching viable ESD measuring devices, we selected the Electrostatic Discharge Pen. Based on documented PT&I finds here at JPL, this presentation will make the case that this pen is an affordable, rapidly responsive solution to discerning the arcing that occurs before its damage is done to the motor bearings.

7 Ways to Ensure Better Maintenance of Electric Motors

7 Ways to Ensure Better Maintenance of Electric Motors

Electric motors may look like any other electrical component, but they have a massive impact on the company’s profitability and productivity. As such, it is critical to perform regular preventive maintenance checks on electric motors1 to ensure they always perform at their peak.

For starters, prepare a checklist that focuses on examining and monitoring the motor and electrical wiring. This allows you to detect and identify potential problems that the motor may face and lets you address these problems ahead of time. This will drastically bring down unexpected repair expenses.

  EASA Announces New Officers and Executive Committee

EASA Announces New Officers and Executive Committee

The Electrical Apparatus Service Association (EASA) announces new international officers for the 2018-2019 administrative year.

Developing an Effective Electric Motor Testing Program

Developing an Effective Electric Motor Testing Program

It is estimated that almost half (45 percent) of global electricity is used by electric motors. Electric motors drive a considerable amount of equipment in almost all industries, from power generation to water and food supply to consumer products. The importance of electric motors in modern society cannot be understated. It is because of this vital role that it pays huge dividends to keep your electric motors running efficiently through a quality reliability program that includes energized and de-energized electric motor testing (EMT).

How Does Condition Monitoring Prevent Motor Failures?

How Does Condition Monitoring Prevent Motor Failures?

Until now, preventing motor failure required early retirement, as in repairing or replacing your rotating equipment on a schedule possibly years before the motor would fail. Fortunately, the declining costs of sensors and submeters, together with the growing big data industry, have made condition monitoring increasingly accurate and affordable. The net result: condition monitoring can decrease your motor operations and maintenance (O&M) expenses by up to 25 percent.1

This article describes how condition monitoring detects motor damaging situations and uses that information to maximize the life of your rotating equipment.

 EASA Announces Spring 2018 Educational Seminar Schedule

EASA Announces Spring 2018 Educational Seminar Schedule

The Electrical Apparatus Service Association (EASA) announces its Spring 2018 educational seminar schedule. Attendance at EASA seminars is open to members and non-members. 

 Industry Leader and Author Robert McCall to Give Keynote Address at NETA’s PowerTest 2018 Electr…

Industry Leader and Author Robert McCall to Give Keynote Address at NETA’s PowerTest 2018 Electr…

President of Inspire High Performance to share methods for creating a culture to prevent injuries, save lives, recognize errors, and improve processes