When it comes to coupling maintenance attention to detail is the key. Depending on the style of coupling, putting in the extra time is crucial to getting maximum life and performance. Insert and elastomeric style couplings can be viewed with a strobe and require little maintenance, if any. However, grid and gear in addition to spool types may need a little extra attention.

If a coupling is only lubricated and not parted, things may get worse. When conducting coupling maintenance it is necessary to partially disassembled in order to remove as much of the old lubricant as possible. Inspect the components for signs of wear, looking for indications of improperly aligned equipment.

Pre-lube the sliding surfaces of the coupling, ensure that components have the required freedom of movement prior to reassembly. Proceed with manufacture's recommendations on lubrication of a new coupling. By following this routine you may extend the life of your couplings and increase reliability.

Tip provided by The Timken Company

Upcoming Events

August 9 - August 11 2022

MaximoWorld 2022

View all Events
banner
80% of Reliabilityweb.com newsletter subscribers report finding something used to improve their jobs on a regular basis.
Subscribers get exclusive content. Just released...MRO Best Practices Special Report - a $399 value!
DOWNLOAD NOW
 How To Achieve An Uptime Elements Black Belt

How To Achieve An Uptime Elements Black Belt

Do or do not – there is no try ~ Yoda

Are you one of those people who will not start a project until planning is close to perfect?

The Uptime Elements Black Belt program is designed

...

 Keep the Air Your Machine Breathes Clean and Dry

Keep the Air Your Machine Breathes Clean and Dry

It is important to stop airborne contaminants from entering tanks, drums, or machine reservoirs. The good news is that this is one of the easiest problems to address through high quality

Tip ...

 Optimizing Costs Through RCM-Based O&M

Optimizing Costs Through RCM-Based O&M

Today’s water and wastewater facilities must balance the demands of safety, environment and cost. With shrinking budgets, water and wastewater treatment facilities are asked to do more with

  • ...

How Complex Should Maintenance Procedures Be?

The level of complexity depends on several factors:

  • The complexity of the task. Tasks which have multiple steps that must be performed in specific sequence, or contain unusual operations, must be spelled out precisely.
  • What specific data is needed

...