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    • Understanding Misalignment
    • Understanding Misalignment
      $ 4.00

      Misalignment left uncorrected can have damaging effects on machine components. Misalignment will...

      Misalignment left uncorrected can have damaging effects on machine components. Misalignment will reduce coupling life, bearing life and overall motor health. It can be a bit confusing when trying to identify misalignment using vibration analysis because the vibration response is often dictated by the mechanical configuration of each machine. Therefore,...

    • Lessons Crime Scenes: Evidence Preservation during Equipment Troubleshooting
    • Lessons Crime Scenes: Evidence Preservation during Equipment Troubleshooting
      $ 4.00

      For major crime scenes, the amount of resources expended in evidence preservation...

      For major crime scenes, the amount of resources expended in evidence preservation is enormous. This is acceptable because there is really no other method available that can reliably produce the required results, and the criminals must be caught. Unfortunately, when an equipment malfunction occurs, many businesses do not conduct such...

    • In-Line, Continuous Monitoring of Fuel Dilution in Motor Oils by FTIR
    • In-Line, Continuous Monitoring of Fuel Dilution in Motor Oils by FTIR
      $ 4.00

      The current accepted method for determining fuel dilution in motor oils is...

      The current accepted method for determining fuel dilution in motor oils is gas chromatography. Although workable, it is not practical from the standpoint of obtaining timely, real-time data. A dynamic in-line FTIR monitoring system has been designed and used to continuously monitor fuel dilution in an engine test-bed. This FTIR...

    • Turning Corporate Asset Management into Real Earnings per Share
    • Turning Corporate Asset Management into Real Earnings per Share
      $ 4.00

      While corporate asset management (CAM) has been a hot topic for the...

      While corporate asset management (CAM) has been a hot topic for the past decade, the demands of the transformational requirements (culturally, technologically, procedurally and philosophically), compounded with the time it takes to achieve them, often mask or even prohibit the visibility of bottom line financial benefits. In this paper, you'll...

    • Lubrication - Who's Job Is It Anyway?
    • Lubrication - Who's Job Is It Anyway?
      $ 4.00

      In the last five to ten years, there?s been a fundamental shift...

      In the last five to ten years, there?s been a fundamental shift in how companies staff their lubrication programs. Driven in part by the retirement of the baby-boomer generation, companies are starting to examine how they can effectively staff a lubrication department to achieve lubrication best practice. From the classic...

    • On-site Additive Depletion and Oxidation Monitoring in Turbine Oils by FTIR Spectroscopy
    • On-site Additive Depletion and Oxidation Monitoring in Turbine Oils by FTIR Spectroscopy
      $ 4.00

      In this session you?ll hear about new methods for determining concentrations of...

      In this session you?ll hear about new methods for determining concentrations of antioxidants and oxidation in used turbine oil. Research that tracks the decrease of antioxidants and corresponding increase in oxidation products will be presented. By monitoring antioxidant levels, early warnings signs can be identified well before oxidation has occurred....

    • How a Lubrication Program Saved a Refinery Millions of Dollars
    • How a Lubrication Program Saved a Refinery Millions of Dollars
      $ 4.00

      This paper explores how a basic lubrication program implemented in the year...

      This paper explores how a basic lubrication program implemented in the year 2000 progressively moved to pacesetter performance in 2006. Lubrication is the bloodline of rotating equipment. Through proper handling, contamination control, personnel education, and testing, there is great potential for increased equipment reliability along with reduced costs. The author...

    • Knowledge Management and the Plant: The Why and the How of It.
    • Knowledge Management and the Plant: The Why and the How of It.
      $ 4.00

      Do you ever worry about Bob retiring and how the place is...

      Do you ever worry about Bob retiring and how the place is going keep running? Do you ever ask yourself, How did we do that last time? Do the decision-makers and the implementers in your organization know where to go for good reliable information and experience on all aspects of...

    • Establishing a Condition-Based Maintenance program for Buildings and Facilities
    • Establishing a Condition-Based Maintenance program for Buildings and Facilities
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      The National Institutes of Health is the Federal focal point for medical...

      The National Institutes of Health is the Federal focal point for medical research in the United States. On the main campus in Bethesda, MD, some 20,000 doctors, researchers, and scientists work in over 60 buildings to advance the state of medical knowledge and research. The Building Maintenance Team (BMT) provides...

    • Taking the Mystery Out of Phosphate Ester Fluid Maintenance
    • Taking the Mystery Out of Phosphate Ester Fluid Maintenance
      $ 4.00

      Electro Hydraulic Control (EHC) systems are a critical hydraulic system used in...

      Electro Hydraulic Control (EHC) systems are a critical hydraulic system used in many steam turbine applications. Due to the high operating pressures and proximity to hot sections, phosphate ester fluids are often used. Phosphate ester fluids are also used in gas turbine applications and hydraulic systems used in steel and...

    • Methods of Inspection to Determine the Presence of Potential Arc Flash Incidents
    • Methods of Inspection to Determine the Presence of Potential Arc Flash Incidents
      $ 4.00

      Instruments based on airborne/structure borne ultrasound technology offer many opportunities for plant-wide...

      Instruments based on airborne/structure borne ultrasound technology offer many opportunities for plant-wide predictive maintenance/condition monitoring activities ranging from determining lack of lubrication in bearings to locating compressed air leaks. New advances in digital technology and software improve the capability of these portable instruments to trend, analyze and report bearing condition,...