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ANSI/EASA Standard AR100

A commonly used and well-respected standard in the electric motor testing industry is the Recommended Practice for the Repair of Rotating Electrical Apparatus (AR100). Furthermore, this standard is provided by…

New Year Motor Reliability Tip – 2023

A new year reminds us it is time for an annual review of our test measurement alarm setpoints. We should annually review the setpoints to make sure they are not…

Humidity and Insulation Resistance

Humidity, like temperature can affect insulation resistance-to-ground measurements. Depending on the humidity level and ambient temperature, moisture may settle onto the cables, windings, motor frame, etc. This will affect the…

Split Peak at the 5th Harmonic

When analyzing current signature analysis, like the PdMA EMAX Rotor Evaluation Test, the primary focus starts at the Pole-Pass-Frequency (Fp) sidebands around line frequency. Elevated Fp sidebands can be indicative…

Motor Repair and Inductance

Deenergized stator inductance is a valuable tool in identifying the internal magnetic condition of your electric motor. It is important to know that inductance measurements can be influenced by the…

Reliability Justification

We have all seen the Bathtub Curve and its application to equipment reliability. This curve shows a high failure rate early in life (Infant Mortality), low failure rate throughout the…

Tips for Installing Motor Test Access Panels

To minimize the risk of being in the vicinity of high voltage when testing your electric motors, your electric reliability team or plant safety management may have opted to install…

2022 Fault Zone Series: Part 6 Air Gap

Returning to the Fault Zone approach to electric motor troubleshooting we continue this series with Air Gap. When PdMA refers to the Air Gap Fault Zone, it is referring to…

2022 Fault Zone Series: Part 5 Rotor

Returning to the Fault Zone approach to electric motor troubleshooting we continue this series with Rotor. When PdMA refers to the Rotor Fault Zone in a squirrel cage induction motor,…
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