Here at Vaughn Electric we have added preventative and predictive maintenance to our list of skills throughout the years by offering a wide variety of maintenance plans. These plans include the following services:
When applied in an industrial or maintenance environment vibration analysis aims to reduce maintenance costs and equipment down time by detecting equipment failures long before the problem becomes evident to the human ear. We work with customers to set up custom trending routes to cover all areas that are needed. The equipment we use for this process is Ludeca.
On Site Balancing:
We balance - Air handlers, Cooling Tower Fans, Pumps, Motors, Generators, Couplings, Induction and Force Draft Fans and Blowers.
- Reduce bearing loads and structural stress.
- Improved running conditions.
- Lower operating costs and energy consumption.
- Increase performance, machine availibility and length of service.
- Minimize noise vibration.
- Reduce impact of noice on operator to enhance their efficiency.
- Increase personal safety.
When you combine these benefits with the reduced expence from not having to remove, ship and reinstall equipment, you will have a winning combination.
The equipment we use for this process is Ludeca.
Reduced energy consumption and significant power savings can be produced through accurate alignment. Precise alignment eliminates reaction forces and reduces energy consumption up to 10%. It can reduce mechanical seal repairs by up to 65% when performed on a regular basis.
The equipment we use for this process is Rotalign Ultra.
Infrared Thermography has the ability to detect several conditions that go unnoticed until too late. Conditions detected include - overloads, loose connections, inductive heating, open circuits, harmonics, unbalanced loads and defective equipment. The equipment we use for this process is FLIR.
- No shut down needed
- Identifies exact problems
- Lowers insurance premiums
We have a new ultrasonic tester that allows us to predict failures before they happen. Some of the things we can look at with this system are:
- Equipment Bearings
- Air systems to check for leaks
- Many more
We have an underground locator that we use to locate underground wires and cables.
- Locate buried cables and wires
- Determine cable depth
- Test the current running through the wires/cables
- Locate Sheath Faults
- Save time by finding exactly where the wire is bad faster
- Save money by not having to dig as large a hole to repair problems
Fall of Potential (Ground) Testing:
The fall of potential test is used to accurately measure the resistance of an earth electrode using auxiliary stakes driven into the soil, which form a circuit for the test current injection and voltage measument. Poor grounding is one of the leading causes of equipment malfunction.
Why we test this:
MSHA requires fall of potential testing to be done on an annual basis, or when equipment loaction is changed.
- Reduce equipment malfunction due to improper grounding
- Increase safety by testing for proper energy dissipation
The use of Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC's) are mainly to help automate systems. Though they can also be used to help maintain your equipment. PLC's can be set with certain intervals to remind the user of service periods and equipment to check. They can also monitor trends to aid in troubleshooting specific problems.
- Latest technology to monitor and maintain your equipment
- Very flexible system
- Eliminates older technology
- Less cost in wire to devices as this new tecnology allows monitoring via radio waves
Insulation testing can tell us how good the insulation is on a motor, wire or piece of equipment. By monitoring this on a periodic basis we can determine insulation breakdown and suggest taking action before catastophic failure occurs. By taking action before failure occurs, you can reduce or discard any down time.
- See a failure coming before it happens
- Prevents many catostrophic failures
- Checking for proper grounding of equipment
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UNION CITY, TN 38261
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