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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

    Transients and voltage 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
  • Preparing to perform a panel inspection with a Fluke thermal camera.

    Arc flash protection with thermal imaging

    Understand what the NFPA 70E standards for arc flash PPE assessment means for thermographers using thermal imaging camera.
  • Acoustic Imager

    The Fluke ii900 vs ii910

    See the differences between the Fluke ii900 vs ii910 Acoustic Imaging Cameras in terms of both specifications and functionality.

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Improving air tools performance in automotive manufacturing

How to improve air tools performance

Maximize your pneumatic tools performance with the Fluke ii900 Acoustic Imaging Camera. Diagnose pressure drop and air flow issues in compressed air lines quickly and easily.
Fluke ii910

Partial Discharge Testing and Monitoring

Partial discharge testing and monitoring using a Fluke ii910 acoustic imaging camera. Find how out how to do a partial discharge test procedure.
Detect partial discharge with the Fluke ii910 Precision Acoustic Imager

Main causes and types of partial discharge

Partial discharge definition. Learn how partial discharge occurs, causes of partial discharge and 4 main types of partial discharge.
NIF Brings Star Power to Earth

NIF Brings Star Power to Earth

You could call this a factory, but you've never seen a plant like this before. The "manufacturing" process here relies on "shots" of laser energy focused on a target the size of a BB. The product: a nuclear reaction six times hotter than the core of the sun . . . and a growing understanding of fusion reactions that could one day free the planet from dependence on dwindling fossil fuels. "