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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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    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.
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    Fluke Pro Tips

    Fluke experts get to the heart of your maintenance and measurement questions with tips and tricks—in less than a minute.
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    Case study: Fluke power monitor saves California wastewater plant thousands of dollars

    Read the wastewater plant case study on how the Fluke 3540 Power Monitor paid for itself in five months by eliminating the need to use contractors.
  • 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

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Best tools for energy efficiency management

Best tools for energy efficiency management

Make energy efficiency a part of your preventive maintenance plan to make a positive impact on your bottom line, improve plant performance, and maintain uptime.
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Easy-to-install Fluke sensors help you track conditional change

Continuously monitoring asset health is critical to avoiding unplanned downtime. Fluke devices help you track conditional change 24/7 and are easy to install.
Verifying analog and digital pressure gauges

Verifying analog and digital pressure gauges

How to perform a verification test on analog vs digital pressure gauges. Both analog and digital process gauges need to be verified to detect errors related to drift, environment, electrical supply, addition of components to the output loop, and other process changes