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Analysis of Coupling Bolt Failure - Why Did They Fail?

12/21/2016

couplingboltfailure.pngTom Spettel, Senior Reliability Engineer, Category IV ISO Certified Vibration Analyst

The below video is a vibration analysis case study where there was a coupling bolt failure on a 4000HP ID Fan motor on a fluid drive. This was originally presented at the 2016 Reliability, Process, & Maintenance Symposium (RPM) in Kalamazoo, Michigan on September 13-14, 2016.

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About the author:

Tom Spettel is a Senior Reliability Engineer at HECO. He is an ANSI/ISO Certified, Category IV Vibration Analyst. Tom’s background includes serving as an US Army Medical Specialist. He then worked in a chemical plant/refinery supervising inspections on large steam turbines, compressors, and pumps. Later, he became a vibration analyst, where he saw the similarities to the medical field.  

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