Motor reliability: Keeping your motors running longer
Motor maintenance is critical to maintaining an industrial plant’s power supply, but many important steps help to keep a plant’s motors optimized and running. Considering plugged air vents or excessive heat, lubrication, or power quality is just the start. Alignment and vibration must be monitored, as well. And keeping the cooling fan shrouds and motor fins cleaned and free of debris helps tremendously in keeping the motor cool and reducing the chances of the internal windings and other components from breaking down due to high temperatures. Cleaning the contacts regularly is a plus, too. In this Plant Services Knowledge Base Series, Charles Dix, account manager with Holland Industrial, speaks about motor reliability.