Listen to your bearings

Here’s how to use ultrasound to perfect bearing lubrication and extend machine life.

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As maintenance and reliability professionals, we must ensure that the assets that we are responsible for are operating as they were designed and installed to do.  The hope is to move more toward predictive rather than reactive maintenance. It has been proved that when plants and facilities have a robust proactive maintenance program, that facility will operate more safely, with less downtime, and with improved product quality. Maintenance and reliability professionals have tools at their disposal to use to monitor asset health on a routine basis. Similar to the way a doctor may use a stethoscope to listen to a patient’s heartbeat or a thermometer to measure the…

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