Remote Vibration Data Collection in Rotating Equipment

November 26, 2013

Vibration data collection on plant equipment can be very problematic due to safety concerns,  time constraints, access difficulties and other reasons. Solution: The use of a termination switchbox and vibration sensors can allow an analyst to safely collect vibration data away from conditions that could complicate or event prevent manual readings from being taken due to […]

Training Planning for #Condition Monitoring

November 19, 2013

When you are planning on attending a training course there are a few things you as a student should do. These could include some simple things such as: 1. When making hotel arrangements,  consult with the person/company providing the training and ask for a list of recommended hotels. They may negotiated special rates with certain […]

All you need is a good flexible coupling to eliminate the need for alignment. True or false?

November 14, 2013

Many people believe that all they need is a good flexible coupling.  They believe that flexible couplings will eliminate the need for performing proper machinery alignment.  Nothing could be further from the truth! Coupling manufactures provide the allowable misalignment values of the couplings they provide.  These tolerances only tell you what the couplings can withstand […]

Looking for members! New Greater Cincinnati-Northern KY @SMRP Chapter hosted their first meetings.

November 12, 2013

On May 16th,  2014,  the Greater Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky SMRP Chapter hosted their first meeting. “The meeting was a successful one with a great turnout,” said Chapter Founder Bill Schlegel, a past president of SMRP, “I am hopeful we will have an active and involved chapter going down the road.” The second meeting took place in […]

10 ways to put the Web to work for you today. What we learned from @ShonIsenhour at @SMRP Conference.

November 7, 2013

Every day more and more of the maintenance and reliability community is transitioning into using tools such as LinkedIn,  Twitter, blogs and wikis. There is now a wealth of information out there for those who know how to find it. In his presentation “Who Gives a “Twitter” About Being “LinkedIn” to Reliability? Ways to Improve Plant […]

Machinery Alignment Shimming – Things to note about precut stainless steel shims

November 5, 2013

One thing regarding Pre-Cuts is that the 4 thicker thicknesses (in all sizes),  .050″, .075″, .100″, & .125″ are NOMINAL thicknesses, so the marked value may NOT necessarily be the actual thickness; therefore you MUST measure them to be certain that you know the actual thickness. There are many different brands on the market. Some have […]