Rotating Machinery: Pre-Alignment Preparation

January 26, 2011

Before going on a trip, we typically plan ahead, what we’re doing and where we are going each day on the trip, and we pack accordingly. When starting an alignment job, it is not that different. Whether it means to thoroughly clean the mounting base, having the right tools for the job, or allocating the […]

Top five considerations to make before purchasing PdM technologies

January 17, 2011

Functionality: Do the Predictive Maintenance (PdM) tools you are considering have the ability to make all the measurements required by your physical asset management strategy? Are displays easy-to-see and interpret? Are the tools easy-to-learn and easy-to-use? Learn about our PdM tools.For Software, can it interface with your CMMS system? Can you import data from other systems […]

Flatness Measurement of an Inverted Flange

January 10, 2011

In December 2009, an aerospace industry service company in Florida was presented with an unusual challenge.  A furnace which had exploded was believed to have suffered severe deformities at the mating flange surface.  They were now faced with the task of determining whether or not the furnace flange was flat. LUDECA was contacted for assistance in […]

Measure Twice, Cut Once!

January 5, 2011

Pumps & Systems • January 2011 Aligning an electric motor coupled to a large air blower required multiple measurements. Around 18 years ago, a client needed assistance aligning an electric motor (more than 1, 000 horsepower) coupled to a large air blower. This was a critical piece of equipment that was routinely shut down for […]

Everyone involved in vibration analysis can benefit from phase analysis

January 3, 2011

The LUDECA Condition Monitoring team just completed a seminar on Modal and ODS techniques with Tony DeMatteo of 4X Diagnostics LLC.  The seminar was highly successful and participants came from as far as England to attend.   Everyone involved in vibration analysis can benefit from phase analysis. Operational Deflection Shape (ODS) is a software-based enhancement of phase […]