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Mounting Bearings Using Heat
Mounting bearings using heat The force needed to mount a bearing increases rapidly with bearing size. Because of the mounting force required, larger bearings cannot easily be pressed o
Mounting Bearings Using Heat
Application Note and Video courtesy of SKF Maintenance Products. The force needed to mount bearing increases rapidly with bearing size. Because of the mounting force required, larger bearings c
Seven things to consider before purchasing a bearing heater
Bearing Heater Buying Guide Seven things to consider before purchasing a bearing heater:     Flexibility .  If you are using your bearing heater in a maintenance shop, chances are
Thermography
Thermography Courtesy of SKF Maintenance Products Detect hot spots before they cause trouble.   Since the dawn of the industrial age, temperature has been us
IR Thermometers vs FLIR i-Series Infrared Cameras
IR thermometers (a.k.a. temperature guns) may seem inexpensive and simple, but they only read one average spot measurement at a time, making them painstakingly slow when scanning multiple targe
IR Measurements and Emissivity
IR Measurements and Emissivity A basic understanding of emissivity and reflectivity of materials is required for using and understanding Infrared temperature measurements. All materials emit thermal
CMCP1100 Wiring Diagram
Wiring Diagram for CMCP1100 Courtesy of STI Vibration Monitoring Electrical powering requirements Most internally amplified vibration sensors require a constant current DC power source. General
Field Application Note: Reverse Dial Alignment
Courtesy of STI Vibration Monitoring Inc. www.stiweb.com Misalignment can be the most usual cause for unacceptable operation and high vibration levels. New facilities or new equipm
Gardening: Lighting Terminology & Lighting System Comparisons
Lumen: This is the basic unit of light. If you could grab a bunch of light in your arms, the term lumen would describe the amount of light that you have. Since this is the description of th
Laser Sheave / Pulley Alignment Application Note
Large savings to be made with correctly aligned machines A common misunderstanding is that sheave/pulleys are not affected dramatically by misalignments. This assumption has res
Mounting & Lubrication
Courtesy of SKF Maintenance Products Prevent 16% of premature bearing damage Around 16% of all premature bearing failures are a result of poor fitting or using incorrect mounting techniques.
Accelerometer Transducers and Installation
Accelerometer Transducers and Installation Accelerometers have been a popular choice for rotating machinery vibration monitoring. They are a rugged, compact, light weight transducer wi
Cooling Tower Fans
Cooling Tower Fans Cooling Tower Fans have applications in all industries. They remove heat from other materials, usually water. A cooling tower may consist of one cell or many individual cells
Differential / Rotor Expansion
Differential / Rotor Expansion Differential Expansion (DE) and/or Rotor Expansion (RE) are very important measurements usually supplied by the Original Equipment Manufacture (OEM) as part of a
Eccentricity
Eccentricity Shaft Eccentricity plays a very important role as part of a Turbine Supervisory Instrumentation (TSI) System on large steam turbines and should be included in retro-fit p
Eddy Current (Proximity Probe) Transducer Installation: Part 1 Radial Vibration
Eddy Current (Proximity Probe) Transducer Installation: Part 1 Radial Vibration Eddy Current Transducers (Proximity Probes) are the vibration transducer of choice when installing vibrat
Journal Bearings
Journal Bearings Industrial machinery with high horsepower and high loads, such as steam turbines, centrifugal compressors, pumps and motors, utilize journal bearings as rotor supports.
Reciprocating Compressors
Reciprocating Compressors Reciprocating Compressors are utilized in all manufacturing industries. Because these machines are capable of providing high pressure along with variable loading,
Reverse Dial Alignment
Reverse Dial Alignment Mis-alignment can be the most usual cause for unacceptable operation and high vibration levels. New facilities or new equipment installations are often plagued
Thrust Position
Thrust Position Thrust Position Monitoring was one of the earliest applications for Eddy Current Transducers. When utilized for this application, it is one of the most important componen