Electric Motor Diagnosis

Electric motor problems are often misdiagnosed, resulting in unnecessary replacement. Malfunctioning motors can often be repaired, so it is important to accurately identify and remedy the problem to save time, money, and down time whenever possible, especially for critical systems. If a motor is not repairable, the cause of failure should be determined to prevent premature failure of the replacement. Most electrical issues involve problems with power to the motor. This can include starter or contactor issues, or failure of the coil or contacts. If a VFD is used, fault codes will often indicate issues such as over-amperage to assist in diagnosis. An over-amping motor should be checked to see

"Price" is Not "Cost": Why You'll Always Pay Top Dollar for Cheap PM

One thing every business operator should understand is that price is not cost, particularly when it pertains to a building’s mechanical systems. Building systems and equipment are a major investment, comprising roughly 55% of construction costs. Preventive maintenance is critical to protecting this investment, but because most mechanical equipment resides out of sight - and out of mind - on roofs and in mechanical rooms, basements, and low-traffic spaces, routine PM is often overlooked. Even when a preventive maintenance program is in place, many owners opt for lower-priced agreements, basic belt-and-filter change routines that lack inspection detail, opening the door to expensive repairs an

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