Motor storage best practices

FACT: 14%-20% of equipment failures are a result of improper storage and handling practices in the MRO warehouse.

A few simple practices could help to prevent damage to electric motors:

  1. Maintain constant temperature and humidity below 60%.
  2. Store in a clean environment to prevent ingress contamination, like pests and insects.
  3. Store motors for up to 6 months.
  4. Perform quarterly inspections for rust and debris.
  5. Ensure proper use of anti-corrosion coatings.
  6. Inspect and maintain grease and lubrication levels.
  7. Turn rotor 1-1/4 turn every 3-6 months, always in the same direction.
  8. Store motors in a vibration-free environment or isolate them.
  9. Remove coupling off the shaft.

Visit our Knowledge Center and download our MOTOR STORAGE BEST PRACTICES Infographic. Perfect to print and hang in your storeroom!

Thank you to Eruditio LLC for their help with this blog/Infographic!


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by Ana Maria Delgado, CRL