Tips for visually identifying loose components on a machine:
- Make sure that the machine has reached normal operating temperature, because loose components may not appear until this temperature has been reached.
- Squirt water or soapy water on components. This may create small bubbles and allow identification of the loose component.
- Use a strobe light
- Utilize technologies such as vibration analysis and phase analysis.
Condition Monitoring, Maintenance Tips by Trent Phillips