Understanding motors: The key to success

Knowing the different motor failure modes can extend the lifespan of your plant and divert some sidetracking problems.

Electric motors are essential to numerous plants operations, no matter the industry, which is why understanding their 50 failure modes can help you develop a better maintenance program in your plant.

Electric motors are essential for making sure that plants are running smoothly and effectively. If one fails, it can mean costly downtime for the plant and create a variety of safety hazards. There are a number of different failure modes out there, so by understanding them, the lifespan of a motor can extend from two to 15 years.

The key is moving from the reactive category of the PF curve to the predictive phase.

For more motor failures and more details on the failures, read the full article on UE Systems Inc.'s website.

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