Don’t Let your Equipment/Machinery Get a High

March 27, 2018

While the person in charge of collecting vibration data is actually collecting the data, they should watch the data “live” for unusually high amplitudes or discontinuities in the data. This will not increase the data collection time, and if any of these issues are detected, the person can evaluate whether or not the data is […]

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Is a “Mil” or “Thou” The Same Measurement?

March 20, 2018

“Mil” and “thou” are the same. They are imperial measurements both are synonyms for 0.001 inches.  This unit is normally referred to as a “thou” (which is short for a thousandth), or (particularly in the United States) a mil. Mil has its origins from metric prefix “milli”, which is Latin for “one thousandths”.  Plural of […]

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Create a Compressed Air Leak Management Program

March 13, 2018

Why We Ignore Leaks Compressed air is a misunderstood utility. As such, it tends to be misused and even abused. Leaks continue to be the biggest problem; often overlooked because they are difficult to detect, don’t smell bad, don’t make a mess on the floor, and rarely stop production. The Real Cost of Leaks One […]

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“It’s Too Late Baby Now” Technically Speaking

March 6, 2018

♫ And it’s too late baby now, it’s too late; though we really did try to make it. Something inside has died and I can’t hide and I just can’t fake it…♫ So go some of the lines of the old Carole King hit from 1971. Unfortunately, that pretty well sums up the situation for […]

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