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November 13, 2016
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Maintenance Technology White Papers

We invite you to download from our library of informative white papers and eBooks highlighting industry statistics, best practices and more. These whitepapers are written by industry leaders, and provide a fresh or insightful perspective on relevant topics.

Tips for a Lean Approach to Motor Reliability

300dpi_600_357-smallerMaintaining the highest reliability standards for electric motors is the goal of every company. Unfortunately, in an era that emphasizes lean operations, many businesses fall short and costly expenses are incurred. When issues arise, a review of maintenance and testing procedures is usually conducted to see if the problems could have or should have been detected. Is there a better way to ensure more reliable electric motors, and to do more with less?

Click here to download this White Paper.


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Reliability of the power system can only happen when proper maintenance is applied to the equipment within the system.

Maintenance consists of visual inspection of the mechanical operation plus electrical tests to verify the insulation integrity and operation of the breaker. The importance of circuit breaker maintenance cannot be overstated. Circuit breakers that fail to trip properly during a faulted condition can cause fires, equipment damage and increased Arc Flash Hazards to workers performing electrical maintenance or operations.

Click here to download this White Paper.


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Mobility is one of the driving forces allowing manufacturers tocompete in today’s global marketplace, by meeting customers’ demands much more quickly and with more value added. Tablets help manufacturers access and use data more easily, which can open a wide range of new options to them. When it comes to mobile devices used in complex maintenance operations, technicians benefit from the ability to use the device right where they spend the majority of their time – at the machines they are maintaining and repairing.

Click here to download Dude Solutions’ White Paper.


0516avologoReduce the Risk of Electrical Accidents by Utilizing Only Trained and Qualified Electrical Workers

Maintenance of electrical protective devices, particularly circuit breakers and relays, is vital not only for electrical systems and equipment reliability, but also for the safety of employees working on, near, or with these systems and equipment, therefore it must be performed by a Qualified Person. 

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Find out how new technology innovations for industrial pressure guages can improve accuracy, reliability and dependability. Isn’t it time for an improvement in pressure gauge technology that meets today’s demanding industrial challenges?

Click here to download Emerson Process Management’s White Paper.


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Imagine supporting your reliability goals with maintenance tools you use every day. With a powerful, built for purpose handheld, you can work faster and more effectively in the field while focusing on driving asset reliability. Download this whitepaper to discover three ways to improve reliability with handhelds.

Click here to download Emerson Process Management’s White Paper.


epm_pms_CMYK_pc-1New API Standard for Dual Seal Pumps: How You Can Increase Availability and Reliability

API Standard 682 focuses on seal fluid reservoirs on dual seal pumps. By measuring auxiliary pump seal flush system pressure, temperature and level, you can minimize failures, reduce pump maintenance costs and process downtime, resulting in significant payback. Find out how to:

  • Gain insight into faulty seals, before the problems become more serious
  • Quickly and easily replace existing switches with wireless transmitters
  • Avoid pump damage and failure resulting from seal flush system faults

Click here to download Emerson Process Management’s White Paper.


Download this white paper to read about the challenges maintenance managers face with improving overall reliability, and some of the technology considerations for implementing an online fleetwide monitoring solution for predictive maintenance.

Click here to download National Instruments’ White Paper.


The Trillion Dollar Cable Question

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A lot needs to be said about the aging power cable issue and much has been published involving the failures in cables, splices and terminations. A trillion dollars is likely a conservative estimate when you consider the magnitude of the power cable issues in the United States.


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The Trifecta of Motor Maintenance

If you win the Trifecta of Motor Maintenance, the return on your investment is huge. This white paper discusses the winning strategies of motor maintenance, focusing on the three reliability tasks for electric motor testing and the order in which they should be applied. Following these steps drastically improves the odds of your motor reliability.

Click here to download PDMA’s White Paper.


Screen Shot 2016-02-22 at 9.49.39 AMMotor Maintenance and Testing

An electric motor loses efficiency several different ways, but the largest amount of loss comes from power losses caused by the resistance of current flow through the motor. This resistance not only loses power, but it also generates heat.

Click here to download AVO Training Institute’s White Paper.



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Thermal Imaging, Power Quality and Harmonics

Infrared (IR) thermal imaging (thermography) is an effective troubleshooting tool, but many electricians who use IR cameras to spot overheated wires, connections and components may not be knowledgeable about the full range of causes that can cause such overheating, in particular issues of power quality and harmonics.

Click here to download AVO Training Institute’s White Paper.



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Electric Motor Reliability: The Core Problem

Reliability is the key to your operational integrity – if your motors are down so is your ability to generate revenue. However, what repair method will assure reliability and minimize downtime?

Read Dreisilker’s White Paper Series for an in-depth look at electric motor re-manufacturing so you can make an informed decision.

Click here to download Dreisilker’s White Paper.



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PLC Handbook: A Practical Guide to Programmable Logic Controllers

This easy-to-read eBook is for users who wish to learn how to do more with their PLC or simply refresh their understanding. It covers the basics and dives into ladder logic, PID loops, communication protocols, and motion control.

What’s Inside:
— What is a PLC
— History of the PLC
— How to Choose a Controller
— PLC Hardware
— PLC Software
— Practical PLC Topics

Plus a collection of PLC application stories to see what others are doing with their PLCs to inspire you!

Click here to download this eBook.


Desiccant Breathers: A Front Line Defense in the War on Contamination

descasewhiteAre you changing your oil too often or having machine failures? Most companies are now realizing that maintaining clean oil is one of the best investments it can make, with contamination at the core of premature machinery failure and diminished lubricant life.

Gain a better understanding how a desiccant breather can be used as a first line of defense in preventing contaminants from ruining your equipment and what the right metrics are to show a return on your investment.

Click here to download Des-Case’s White Paper.


deswhiteTaking Fluid Cleanliness to the Next Level With Permanent Offline Filtration

In recent years, portable filtration units, often referred to as filter carts, have become a common tool in the lubrication professional’s arsenal and there are many systems where occasional or condition-based filtration is the most economical solution. However, portable filtration is not always the best solution. While portable systems will always have their place, permanent solutions offer several benefits including better average fluid cleanliness and far fewer man-hours.

A new white paper from Des-Case Corporation highlights how permanently installed, 24/7 filtration units bring you one step closer to best practices for your lubrication program.

Click here to download Des-Case’s White Paper.


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Companies in asset-intensive industries intuitively know that enterprise asset management (EAM) is a cornerstone of operational excellence. Learn how an integrated approach to planning and scheduling that includes maintenance, production, and projects across the enterprise can help you progress from a reactive to a predictive organization, and ultimately achieve operational excellence.

Click here to download Prometheus Group’s White Paper.


Are Your New Hires Prepared to Avoid the Hazards of Electricity?

By Ron Spataro, Director of Marketing, AVO Training Institute

As your workforce continues to turn over, are your new hires prepared to avoid the hazards of electricity?  As the older and experienced technicians leave the workforce, on the job training for new hires becomes a difficult proposition.  This knowledge base is growing smaller, so how are you going to teach the newcomers what they need to know in order to stay safe while maintaining your equipment?

This article takes a look at the impact of having untrained technicians and the questions you should be asking when determining whether or not your apprentice program is up to par.

Click here to download AVO Training’s White Paper.


 Is It Just Reliability?

By Richard E. Wood, AVO Training Institute, Senior Consultant

There is more to a reliability program than just Preventative Maintenance (PM), Predictive Maintenance (PdM), and Failure Mode & Effects Analysis (FMEA). The resource that is often ignored is the training of maintenance technicians and engineers. A good training program enables the technician to quickly identify the failure and return the equipment to the process, as well as keep technicians and other workers safe.

Where does safety come in? A safe environment can be accomplished through the combined effects of reliability and training. Training employees with the necessary skills to work safely will always equate to a substantial return on the investment.

Click here to download AVO Training’s White Paper.


 Learn How to Clean Tanks Faster and Lower Operating Costs

Automated tank cleaning offers many benefits – cleaner tanks, less downtime and improved worker safety. But selecting the best equipment for your operation can be challenging because not all tank cleaning nozzles are created equal. A new white paper from Spraying Systems Co. will show you how to reduce cleaning time, minimize chemical/water consumption and improve cleaning effectiveness while avoiding common problems like clogging. You’ll also learn about key factors that will allow you to compare the cost of ownership for different types of tank cleaning equipment.

Download this white paper now!


 Analyzing Electrical Hazards in the Workplace

By: Timothy L. Gauthier, Project Manager/ Senior Training Instructor AVO Training Institute
Dennis K. Neitzel, CPE, Director Emeritus- AVO Training Institute
Mark Ackerson, Senior Consultant- AVO Training Institute

When it comes to risk assessment, educating leadership on all of their available options is critical.

The need for analyzing electrical hazards in the workplace has been recognized by a small segment of the industry for many years. The petrochemical industry and many government institutions have performed research on this subject for over thirty years. For the most part, however, the user level of the electrical industry has largely ignored the subject, essentially reacting to catastrophic accidents rather than proactively trying to predict and prevent them. The Arc-Flash incident that completely destroyed the front of the electricians’ shirt, along with severely burning the electrician could have been prevented if management and the worker completely understood the electrical maintenance hazards.  This article will provide an overview of the three principle types of electrical maintenance hazards, along with a discussion of the standards and regulations pertaining to the subject.

Click here to download AVO Training’s White Paper.


New Oil Filtration

By: Harvard Corporation

As surprising as it may seem, most new oils purchased today are not filtered before being sold. Yes, the new oil is refined, looks translucent and visually appears clean, but when viewed at a microscopic level it contains unwanted particles. In many cases, the filtered oil in the equipment being replaced has less unwanted particles than the new unfiltered oil being added during an oil change.

Click here to download Harvard Corporation’s White Paper.


Overall Vibration, Severity Levels and Crest Factor Plus

By: Fluke Corporation

Mechanical Vibration is a notoriously difficult subject matter to master. A quick glance at a textbook in the field shows that the advanced practitioner must master sophisticated concepts in mathematics and physics in order to accurately collect and interpret vibration data. This has caused a major problem for industrial plants—the benefits of a vibration testing program are well known, but far too many plants choose to avoid vibration testing because of the perceived complexity.

Fluke aims to solve this dilemma by developing easy to use vibration products that yield significant benefits without requiring advanced training by end-users. Fluke’s first vibration product, released in 2010, was the 810 Vibration Tester (see picture on next page). The 810 is a vibration spectrum analyzer that includes an automated diagnostic engine that identifies the four most common root causes of abnormal machinery vibration: misalignment, unbalance, looseness, and bearing faults. The 810 is dramatically easier to use than existing spectrum analyzers because the interpretation of frequency spectrum data is automated. The user simply sees a severity scale for each of the four faults listed above.

Click here to download Fluke’s White Paper.


Checking Voltage Frequency Ratio on Variable Speed Drives

By: Fluke Corporation

With their unique triggering and measuring functions, Fluke ScopeMeter 190 Series II portable oscilloscopes are ideal for analyzing the voltage-frequency ratio of pulse-width-modulated variable speed drives.

Click here to download Fluke’s White Paper.


Wireless Test Tools Can Cut Troubleshooting Time

By: Fluke Corporation

The automation of more and more processes and operations in today’s factories and commercial buildings is helping to reduce energy consumption and increase safety and productivity as never before. However, automation has also added a large dose of complexity for the technicians who maintain and troubleshoot the systems.

Learn how Fluke’s CNX 3000 Wireless system can help.

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