preventive maintenance

How to Protect Bearings from Dust and Water

Protecting bearings from dust and water is essential for bearing durability and performance. Bearing protection methods like labyrinth rings, rubber seals, felt seals and shaft mechanical seals are described. Choice of the appropriate shaft seal and seal configurations to protect against dust and water ingress is critical. Numerous shaft seal designs suited to contaminated conditions are reviewed.

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Preventive vs. Reactive Maintenance Part 4: Steam Generation Series 

In this article, we will examine how both proper boiler chemistry monitoring and conscientious steam system maintenance are necessary for reliable and safe operation.  A key takeaway, that hopefully has been a recognizable thread throughout these installments, is the importance of training.  Too often, the author has visited plants where the water treatment/steam generation personnel were undertrained and/or not given the proper tools for the job.

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