Tip of the Week

2022 Fault Zone Series: Part 4 Stator

Returning to the Fault Zone approach to electric motor troubleshooting we continue this series with Stator. When PdMA refers to the Stator Fault Zone in an electric motor, it is…

2022 Fault Zone Series: Part 3 Insulation

Returning to the Fault Zone approach to electric motor troubleshooting we continue this series with Insulation. When PdMA refers to the Insulation Fault Zone in an electric motor, it is…

DC Motor Field – Trend is Your Friend

When discussing motor reliability we often say “Trend is Your Friend”, and this is never more true than if you are troubleshooting a DC motor. A common beginning to troubleshooting…

2022 Fault Zone Series: Part 2 Power Circuit

Sticking to the Fault Zone approach to electric motor troubleshooting we continue this series with Power Circuit. A healthy Power Quality and a healthy motor can still be detrimentally influenced…

2022 Fault Zone Series: Part 1 Power Quality

Sticking to the Fault Zone approach to electric motor troubleshooting we are starting this series with Power Quality. “You are what you eat,” is what you were told as a…

New Year Motor Reliability Tip

It’s the beginning of a new year and time to remind ourselves of the need for an annual review of our alarm setpoints. We should annually review the setpoints to…

Automated Analytics Software

Machine learning and artificial intelligence are common phrases heard lately around the reliability table. Unsupervised by human analysts, these tools may deliver false alarms or require extensive learning and re-learning periods…

VFD Testing with MTAP’s – Part 2

Connecting test equipment to energized motors through an easy access Motor Test Access Panel (MTAP) has greatly improved the safety and efficiency of electric motor testing. However, when it comes…

VFD Testing with MTAP’s – Part 1

Connecting test equipment to energized motors through an easy access Motor Test Access Panel (MTAP) has greatly improved the safety and efficiency of electric motor testing. However, when it comes…

Inductive Imbalance – Part 2

In the previous Tip of the Week, we discussed how inductive imbalance can vary between motors. This week we will discuss how to use the data from the Rotor Influence…
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