Lower the operating costs of your rotating equipment —align them correctly!

July 21, 2010

The biggest contribution one can make to lower the operating costs of rotating systems is to align them correctly using the real coupling target values. Target values recommended by manufacturers do not always reflect the real machine centerline movements due to thermal growth, pipe strain and dynamic factors. The new ROTALIGN ULTRA Live Trend, a […]

Measuring the movement of the lower shells of a steam turbine

July 16, 2010

The following situation occurred at a Municipal Power Plant. During a planned outage, the on-site team was utilizing a Rotalign Pro with Boralign to assess the position of the bearing bores after removal of the rotor on an Allis Chalmers power generation steam turbine. The results were varying far more than normal and the customer […]

Maintaining Belt Drives For Maximum Savings

July 12, 2010

July 2010 · Maintenance Technology Magazine Properly maintained V-belt drives can be up to 97% efficient. Poorly operating belt drives can waste as much as 10% additional input power. Let’s consider a scenario that ignores motor losses and only considers losses in the belt drive. With electricity costs of seven cents per kWh, a rotor operating three […]

New Portable Vibration Analyzer —with Full Color Display, Fast Data Acquisition and Powerful Vibration Diagnostic Tools

July 6, 2010

LUDECA, INC. introduces VIBXPERT II, the latest addition to the PRUEFTECHNIK family of portable route-based vibration data collectors. VIBXPERT II is rugged and lightweight —weighing only 2-1/2 pounds! It combines the advantages of a rapid processor with a brilliant energy-efficient color VGA display. Enhanced with an Fmax of 51KHz and up to 102, 400 Lines […]