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Author:Howard W. Penrose, Ph.D., CMRP, Vice President, Dreisilker Electric Motors, Inc.
You’d think that a common testing method (i.e., in practice for well over a century and referenced in testing standards) shouldn’t have to be identified as something you need to verify through repair and troubleshooting. But it is. Slight...
Friday, 14 December 2012 | 1196 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read More
Author:Howard W. Penrose, Ph.D., CMRP
Voltage unbalance and its most severe form—single phasing—cause up to 14% of motor failures [1]. It’s important to understand that maximum current unbalance isn’t defined in standards for motors in the field. Voltage unbalance, which has...
Monday, 28 May 2012 | 1097 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read More
Author:Howard W. Penrose, Ph.D., CMRP
All pump seals leak. Mechanical seal leakage involves fluid becoming trapped between the rotary and stationary surfaces and vaporizing. The resulting vapor barrier—also referred to as fluid film—is what lubricates the seal surfaces. In a healthy...
Monday, 11 June 2012 | 2784 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read More
Author:Howard W. Penrose, Ph.D., CMRP
I’m surprised that some companies discourage the use of shaft brushes because—they claim—conditions calling for these brushes don’t exist. If I were in a mischievous mood, I might say dissemination of such information could be considered a...
Wednesday, 15 August 2012 | 1208 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read More
Author:Jagannath Rao, President, Customer Services Division, Siemens Industry, Inc.
In recent decades, the American economy has transitioned many times—from manufacturing to outsourcing, to economic crisis to a potential resurgence. But this revival is not going to happen through a simple “reshoring” of manufacturing. For the...
Thursday, 16 August 2012 | 1178 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read More
Author:Jane Alexander, Editor with Patrick Parvin, SPM Instrument, Inc.
Here’s how proactive condition monitoring is helping an energy-services provider defuse a process safety challenge.
Friday, 23 March 2012 | 995 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read More
Author:Jane Alexander, Editor-In-Chief
People who know me have probably heard me say more than once that I’m like a parakeet: I like bright, shiny things.
Friday, 23 March 2012 | 1493 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read More
Author:Jane Alexander, Editor-In-Chief
It’s probably dangerous for me to wade into an interpretation of some trending, since many of you do just that for a living—albeit from an equipment-health perspective. But this is an opinion piece (which is one of the things I get to do for a...
Friday, 23 March 2012 | 1035 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read More
Author:Jane Alexander, Editor-In-Chief
I recently received an interesting note from our Assistant Editor Greg Pietras. A transplanted South Carolinian, he brought to my attention the dilemma his Uncle David is facing back home.
Friday, 23 March 2012 | 880 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read More
Author:Jane Alexander, Editor-In-Chief
A better title for this might have been, “Here’s To Some People Who Love People Who Love Tools,” but it would have been too long. To clarify, the reference is to YOU who love and count on state-of-the-art test and measurement (T&M) tools to...
Monday, 28 May 2012 | 1104 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Read More

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