Let me start by saying that we love sensors and gadgets! In fact we are selling and installing sensors daily. The available IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) technologies for reliability and predictive maintenance have never been greater. The tools available today have saved hundreds of millions of dollars in lost downtime and repair costs. Some of these technologies boast that they call tell you of an impending failure down to the week/day of that imminent failure.
So... you are looking to purchase a new electric motor and you are trying to get an idea of what the cost will be. That's a pretty loaded question. Think of an automobile - you can get a pickup truck, a sedan, a coupe, or even a semi truck. What is it exactly that you need? Obviously a semi truck is going to cost a lot more than a standard family sedan.
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.
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.
Todd A. Hatfield - Vice President of Engineering & Repair, HECO
This video focuses on conditions that have an impact on electric motor life such as load differences, supply voltage variations, phase voltage unbalance, and temperature. This was originally presented at the Reliability, Process, and Maintenance (RPM) Symposium on Sep 13-14, 2016.