Thermal imaging is a good means of carrying out an electrical inspection. This technique is used to find a potentially overloaded component or a loose connection.
The inspection will show any areas of weakness, as in a loose connection, overloads or phase imbalances etc.
Utilizing thermal imaging for an inspection of mechanical equipment has the great advantage of being able to carry out the inspection whilst the equipment is still running. It can be used on endless components showing any areas of weakness, as in for example, friction wear on a bearing.
Proper lubrication is extremely important to maximise the lifespan and condition of components. In many cases, gear and bearing problems result from contaminated or insufficient oil.
Oil filter contamination could cause bearing failure and gear tooth damage. Insufficient lubrication causes metal-to-metal contact with abrasive wear as a result.
Oil analysis provides important information on wear modes and possible component lubrication problems. On the other hand, visual inspections of wear patterns and gear tooth pitting can reveal lubrication problems e.g. oil leakage or improper lubricants.
Shaft misalignment is responsible for up to 50% of breakdowns in rotating machinery.
Shaft misalignment can cause excessive vibrations and noise in the machinery and puts a greater load on the machine components and bearings which results in their excessive wear & tear.
You can call on ACDC Solutions for getting the right align-ment services to minimize all its ill effects and keep your plant and machinery in a healthy condition.
Vibration analysis is an effective technique for monitoring the condition of the gears and bearings and determining the root cause of machine failure.
Using vibration analysis on rotating machinery, enables the early detection of faults that lead to breakdowns.
We are able to carry out on-site vibration measurements detecting various sorts of gearing/ shaft problems:
- Gear damage (e.g. scoring, abrasive wear)
- Bearing defects (cage fractures, inner/outer ring damage)
- Alignment errors
- Resonance areas
Vibration analysis can be conducted whilst your equipment is working under normal operations. Any problems will show immediately allowing yourselves time to schedule maintenance at a time convenient for your business.