Plant motors require more than the usual maintenance steps

03/22/2013 | Plant Services

Certain basics of motor maintenance and management are commonly observed, but others that are equally important to keep things running may be neglected after installation. "Plants normally do not have programs in place to regularly check vibration and alignment," said Charles Dix, engineer and co-owner of Carolina Hydro Technologies in Providence, N.C. And this factor alone may be as important as proper lubrication in preventing bearing failure, according to some.

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