Putting the Simple Back into Viscosity
Simply stated, viscosity is defined as the internal resistance of a fluid to flow. That doesn’t sound too difficult, does it?
- John Sander
- Lubrication Engineers
Drive Smarter Maintenance and Better Operating Decisions by Collecting, Interpreting, and Applying the Right Data
With the rise of the fourth industrial revolution (Industry 4.0), a new world of possibilities has opened for manufacturers. Given this extraordinary evolution, it's inevitable that the shift must involve leveraging all the value inherent in available data.
- Pieter Van Camp
- I-Care Group
Asset Management Enabling Environment, Social, and Governance (ESG) Principles
At a high level, corporate social responsibility refers to practices and policies undertaken by corporations that are intended to have a positive influence on the world. Along these same lines, there is a growing desire in many organizations to practice environment, social, and governance (ESG) principles in their everyday business operations. In fact, such practical applications of corporate responsibility are increasingly viewed as necessary and of strategic importance. While the drivers for ESG advancement may vary company to company, the implementations tend to follow similar paths...
iCOMOX: Connectivity Options and Application
The Intelligent Condition Monitoring Box also known as iCOMOX is an open-source sensor fusion platform designed for Condition-based Monitoring (CbM) applications. The iCOMOX can measure vibration, sound, temperature, and magnetic field displacement. This device can...
- Richard Matsick
- Analog Devices, Inc
Investigating Structural Resonance
AVT Reliability® is frequently asked to investigate problems caused by structural resonance. This is the name given to the dynamic behaviour of a structural item of plant or machinery when excited near to one of its natural frequencies..
- AVT Reliability
A Condition Monitoring Toolbox for Gearboxes
When measuring on a gearbox with a vibration transducer, you almost always see a clear gear mesh signature in the spectrum; regardless if the gearbox is in mint condition or an older, worn gearbox, you still see the gear mesh. The mechanical explanation of this phenomenon can be found when studying the interaction of the teeth involved...
- Tim Sundstrom
- SPM Instrument
Things that Go Bump in the Night: How Iris CM™ Will Change the On-Line Monitoring Market
It is Saturday night, 2 a.m. Your mobile phone rings, and caller ID reveals that it is work calling. Something has gone wrong – or maybe not, but since you are the reliability engineer, you are the one expected to drop everything, go in, and figure it out. The guys that called, operations, only know that they heard or felt something unfamiliar.
- John Vigants
- RDI Technologies
A Front Line Defense in the War on Contamination
Are you losing the battle on extending equipment life? Are 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.
- Jay Cooper
Give Yourself a “Thermal Lobotomy”
Thermal Lobotomy: The virtual act of severing the concept of reflection from that of emission in order to prevent thermographers from suffering destructive and repetitive inspection methodology...
- Jim Fritz
- The Snell Group