The image above is a
time series view of a
recorded ultrasound of
a bearing in the process
of being lubricated.
Notice the before
noise or amplitudes
at the beginning
and then once the
bearing was properly
lubricated at the end.
Another time series
view of a recorded
ultrasound of a bearing
in the process of
This image shows
what happens when
too much lubricant is
applied. Notice the
increase in amplitude
or the noise level when
to be applied.
floor personnel. The savings associated with these
efforts can then be reinvested in the program by
means of additional tools, training and certification
courses, or even additional manpower.
When it comes to something as important to
reliability as lubrication, the question really
becomes, "can you afford to not use ultrasound
technology?" Consider the plant that went
from close to 30 bearing failures a year before
using ultrasound to having no bearing failures
for three years once bringing ultrasound into
its maintenance arsenal. It's no coincidence.
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