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Proper Storage Practices for Spare Electric Motors

04/18/2018

Many companies have spare electric motors in their warehouse in the event of a critical motor failure. Many times this can be an intelligent decision, allowing for quick change out in the event of a failure (or pending failure) or during a scheduled outage or shutdown.

How do you control your electric motor repair vendors?

04/03/2018

This is a (9) nine minute segment of a larger (1) one hour presentation given by Mark Hatfield, Chief Executive Officer of HECO - All Systems Go at the 2017 Reliability Process & Maintenance Symposium.

This covers a variety of aspects of selecting and managing electric motor repairs. From developing an electric motor repair specification, qualifying and validating repair vendors, developing condition and assessment reports, final report standards, and finally implementing fixed pricing for motor repairs through a pricing matrix.

Are you stuck in a reactive state of maintenance?

03/20/2018

It’s relatively common to walk into an industrial plant or facility and find that they are stuck in a reactive state of maintenance. Most of these facilities have a desire to change but just don’t know how to get there. The first step is to understand some of the advantages and disadvantages of reactive maintenance.

What is Vibration Analysis? Time Waveform and FFT Spectrum Analysis

03/08/2018

The below video is a 5 minute segment of a 30 minute long presentation given by Adam Smith, CMRT and Jacob Bell of HECO PSG at the 2017 Reliability, Process, and Maintenance (RPM) Symposium. This presentation discusses the basics of vibration analysis as a predictive maintenance tool. This presentation covers:

How are you using maintenance data? To make decisions?

02/26/2018

There is so much data available to  us in today's world. Smart homes, smart thermostats, smart light bulbs, everything is "smart." If you went out and bought one of the smart devices, would you use it? Or would you use it just like your previous "non-smart" thermostat? If you are going to pay a premium for the device, you most likely will use some of the new features on it.

Cooling Tower Electric Motor Failure Case Study

02/15/2018

The below video is a 5 minute segment of an hour long presentation given by Todd Hatfield of HECO at the 2017 Reliability, Process, and Maintenance (RPM) Symposium. This presentation discusses common preventable causes of electric motor failures. This section of the presentation shows a case study on a 400/100HP Cooling Tower Motor failure that was completely preventable.

What is Vibration Analysis? The Basics

02/13/2018

The below video is a 11 minute segment of a 30 minute long presentation given by Adam Smith, CMRT and Jacob Bell of HECO PSG at the 2017 Reliability, Process, and Maintenance (RPM) Symposium. This presentation discusses the basics of vibration analysis as a predictive maintenance tool. This presentation covers:

Common Preventable Electric Motor Failures: Windings

01/30/2018

The below video is a 15 minute segment of an hour long presentation given by Todd Hatfield of HECO at the 2017 Reliability, Process, and Maintenance (RPM) Symposium. This presentation discusses common preventable causes of electric motor failures. This section of the presentation discusses winding related failures which account for 32% of all electric motor failures. 

Inspection Time - How quickly should an electric motor be inspected?

01/24/2018

How detailed do you want the inspection to be? A more detailed inspection can take time. Do we rush detectives to solve crimes or would we rather they spend a bit more time to make sure they get the right guy? The same applies to an electric motor inspection.

Maintenance Philosophies: Breakdown Maintenance, Preventive Maintenance, Predictive Maintenance

01/16/2018

The below video is a 7 minute segment of a 30 minute long presentation given by Adam Smith and Jacob Bell of HECO PSG at the 2017 Reliability, Process, and Maintenance (RPM) Symposium. This presentation discusses three different maintenance philosophies: breakdown maintenance, preventive maintenance, and predictive maintenance.

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