Hidden Failures can expose your facility to increased risks and serious consequences

February 24, 2015

A hidden failure is not obvious under normal circumstances. Hidden failures can expose your facility to increased risks that may have serious consequences. The sources within your facility for hidden failures may be many. A good reliability program will give special consideration to these types of potential failures and their associated risks. Have you considered […]






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3 Easy Steps for Quality Vibration Data Collection

February 17, 2015

Grease,  excess paint,  etc. can affect the quality of collected vibration data. The below 3 steps will ensure that the best possible data quality is always collected: Always carry a rag, scraper, brush, etc. to clean each measurement location before acquiring vibration data. Make sure that the measurement surface is flat and the sensor is not rocking […]






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Gas Turbine Positional Change Monitoring and Measurement

February 10, 2015

A large gas turbine-compressor system experienced high vibration when load approached 92%. Customer demanded the promised 98% from the manufacturer. These compressors are used along a gas pipeline that moves natural gas from Texas to South Florida. LUDECA was contracted to determine the stability (or lack thereof) of the turbine structure at 16 different locations […]






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Size Matters! Proper Pump Equipment Specifications and Design are Critical in Ensuring Long Term Reliability

February 3, 2015

Centrifugal pumps come in a variety of shapes and sizes and are used in diverse ways to fulfill many different applications. These pumps deliver a life sustaining liquid directly to our homes that is required for our very survival. For example,  during emergencies these pumps provide fire departments with the water needed to extinguish fires. […]






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