What is industrial maintenance?
Industrial maintenance is the application of reliability best practices to increase equipment uptime in a manufacturing environment. Industrial maintenance involves functional checks, servicing, repairing or replacing of necessary devices, equipment, machinery, building infrastructure, and supporting utilities in industrial installations. Types of industrial maintenance include preventive maintenance, planned maintenance, periodic maintenance, predictive maintenance, and condition-based maintenance.
Maintenance is a perfect fit for an IIoT world.
Differing IEC, ANSI requirements can impact compliance.
Motor current analysis provides information on existing issues such as loose connections, burned windings, and grounded windings.
Motor faults and failure can cause disruptions to business operations and lead to loss of productivity and reduced profits.
It is important to verify and improve short-circuit rating to remain in compliance.
Although offline or static testing is an important part of a routine maintenance program, dynamic testing of motors can be done more frequently and, in many cases, with greater benefit.
Proper installation and maintenance of an electrical system’s components help keep the working environment safe while extending the life of the equipment.
The use of variable frequency drives (VFDs) has many benefits including improved process control, energy savings, higher reliability and reduced wear and tear.
End users desire speed and/or torque control procure and install VFDs to modify existing applications where a standard-induction motor is in place. There are a few areas of concern involving misapplication of a standard induction motor.
Variable frequency drives (VFDs) are designed to reduce energy usage by controlling the speed of the motor and can offer cost-effective benefits for plants.