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13 common causes of motor failure

13 common causes of motor failure

Motors and drives, the key components of any facility, are used everywhere and can be prone to a number of unseen problems.
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  • Row of motors for HVAC system

    What is unbalanced voltage and current unbalance?

    The electrical power issues that most frequently affect industrial plants include voltage sags and swells, harmonics, transients, and voltage and current unbalance.
  • Top causes of single-phase motor malfunctions

    Top causes of single-phase motor malfunctions

    Most problems with single-phase motors involve the centrifugal switch, thermal switch, or capacitor(s). If the problem is in the centrifugal switch, thermal switch, or capacitor, the motor is usually serviced and repaired. However, if the motor is more than 10 years old and less than 1 HP, the motor is usually replaced. If the motor is less than 1/8 HP, it is almost always replaced.

  • Troubleshooting photovoltaic systems: Three typical problems

    Troubleshooting photovoltaic systems: Three typical problems

    With the push to energy independence and renewable energy sources, HVAC technicians need to know how to troubleshoot photovoltaic systems
  • Why grounding is so much more important than most people think

    Why grounding is so much more important than most people think

    Grounding errors can cause electrical shock, fires, equipment damage, and power quality problems that can cause systems, circuits, and equipment to operate improperly.
  • An example of the Fluke 721 Dual Range Pressure Calibrator and optional RTD probe is shown in a custody transfer operation

    What matters in custody transfer

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Testing the indoor air quality in a healthcare facility

Using Fluke Air Particle Counters in Healthcare Facilities

Learn how using Fluke airborne particle counters in healthcare facilities helps meet IAQ standards and contamination testing.
Through a series of sequential measurements, you can identify overall leakage current and the source

Why controlling leakage current is important

Maintenance Technician in Hospital Setting

3 considerations for medical gas leak detection

Testing medical gases and piping systems in healthcare facilities and hospitals presents multiple challenges for maintenance teams. Learn why efficient leak detection is critical.