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If you’re an electrician or technician who is responsible for keeping industrial systems and processes up and running safely, efficiently, and cost effectively you know that the quicker you can find a problem, the quicker you can fix it.
Monitoring assets while they are in their normal operating condition is necessary for identifying power fluctuation, vibration and friction, or temperature. These issues could be symptoms of a bigger problem. Adding vibration sensors to your condition monitoring program is an easy way to add value to your maintenance activities and prevent unplanned downtime.
For three years in a row, a particularly large three-phase motor would fail twice a year. The facility maintenance manager called in both the electrical contractor and the motor manufacturer, who pointed fingers at each other but failed to resolve anything on site.
Because power quality issues are difficult to pinpoint, clients often reach the wrong conclusions about their power issues. That often leads to expensive solutions that don't actually correct the underlying problem.