Developing a strong motor maintenance strategy can provide companies with many benefits long-term as it reduces downtime and can help companies avoid large repair or replacement costs.
Michael Lyda, director of the Advanced Energy motor lab in Raleigh, NC, will speak on basic operation and maintenance of ac induction motors, as well as delving deeper into power quality events.
Maintenance of critical machines depends on the diagnostic electrical testing of installed 3-phase squirrel cage motors, interpretation of results and key points of physical inspection
A proper maintenance program goes beyond a visual inspection; instead it uses the proper tools and equipment necessary to check the six fault zones of a motor.
Vijay Anand, regional product specialist-condition monitoring & diagnostics for ABB was the presenter at the June 9 Plant Engineering Webcast, “Motor Maintenance: The Predictive Way.” An archive version of the Webcast is now available on the Plant Engineering Website.
Low power factor can drain generation capacity, waste energy, and increase maintenance costs with excessive heating of equipment.