With industrial equipment, when surfaces in motion come in contact with each other or harsh environments, there is often progressive damage that results in loss of material from exposed surfaces. This is classified as wear. By definition, wear is the removal of the material from the surface of a solid body as a result of […]
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Loosening of fasteners is one of the major causes of industrial equipment failure, resulting in millions of dollars of unscheduled downtime costs each year. In many cases, fasteners that self-loosen during equipment operation may contribute to wear and fatigue, and result in poor operating tolerances and misalignment. Various types of differential stresses such as vibration […]
Power plant critical components such as coal burner nozzle tips take a lot of abuse. Not only are they exposed to extreme heat, but they also experience wear due to the flow of fine coal dust. Such challenging conditions make burner tips of coal-fired power plants highly vulnerable to failure – and when they fail, […]
One of the objectives of MRO is to approach maintenance and repair as a proactive endeavor. When maintenance professionals are forced to be reactive to equipment issues, the result is usually expensive repairs and extensive downtime. But with so many companies struggling to keep up with a greater workload and fewer personnel, doing this on […]