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Rotating Machinery Protection and API Standard 670

Posted in Asset Optimization, Reliability on Thursday, August 20th, 2015. 3 comments so far
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For those managing the reliability for large complexes such as refineries and petrochemical plants, protecting the rotating machinery that can number in the hundreds can be a daunting task. Recently a refinery manager asked Emerson’s Gary Hawkins about options for protecting their 400+ rotating machines and the application of the API Standard 670 [$195 USD […]

Rotating Equipment Bearings and Potholes

Posted in Asset Optimization on Friday, March 21st, 2014. No comments yet
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Concerning yesterday’s post, Avoiding Bearing Failures with the Rule of Tens PeakVue Measurement Methodology, I received an email with a great analogy about pits in ball bearings and potholes. Driving your car on a freshly paved circular track is like a PeakVue measurement at or close to 0g on the bearings of your rotating machinery. […]

Essential Asset Monitoring Sessions at Emerson Exchange

Posted in Asset Optimization, Plant Equipment, Reliability on Monday, August 19th, 2013. 2 comments so far
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If you’ll be joining us at the September 30-October 4 Emerson Exchange conference in the Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas area, and asset reliability is on your list of things to learn more about, I suggest a few workshops for you. Emerson’s Nikki Bishop, a Senior Application Consultant specializing in essential asset monitoring will be co-presenting in […]

Transient Analysis Spots Turbomachinery Issues

Posted in Asset Optimization, Plant Equipment on Tuesday, February 8th, 2011. No comments yet
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The other night I was talking to some engineering students before a college basketball game at one of Austin’s famous watering holes. They were complaining about all the mind-bending math they were having to endure. Time domain/frequency domain, Fourier analysis–that kind of fun stuff. What reminded me of this was an article I discovered by […]

Spotting and Fixing Resonance in Plant Equipment

Posted in Asset Optimization, Plant Equipment on Friday, January 29th, 2010. No comments yet
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Alain Pellegrino, a predictive maintenance technician with Emerson’s local business partner Laurentide Controls, has a great article in on resonance in plant equipment. The article, How to identify, correct a resonance condition, describes how resonance is a common cause in excessive machine vibration. Resonant frequencies are something most all engineers face whether it is […]