Troubleshooting Electric Motor Failure

When an electric motor fails, replacement might not always be necessary. With some skilled troubleshooting, motors can often be repaired, sparing owners the sometimes-great expense of replacing it. Even if a failed motor is not repairable and requires replacement, it is important to determine the cause of failure to ensure that the new motor doesn’t succumb to the same issues. Here are some common motor symptoms and causes: Failure to start can sometimes be traced to something as simple as a tripped fuse or breaker, or to a failed power supply. Once these easily-fixable issues have been ruled out, the problem may be caused by a blown stator, motor overload, failed starting switch, or, if

Plate and Frame Heat Exchangers

A plate and frame heat exchanger is a type of heat exchanger that uses a series of metal plates to transfer heat between two fluids. The large channeled surface area of the plates, in combination with the thinness of the chambers, promote maximal exchange of heat. Proper Setup + Preventive Maintenance = Optimal Performance Plate and frame heat exchangers are silent have no moving parts, but overlooking maintenance is a common mistake. Narrow gaps between the plates tend to trap foreign matter, and lack of preventive maintenance can lead to fouling or scaling of plates and clogging. When allowed to accumulate, heat exchange is decreased because the plate surfaces will not have direct conta

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