Reliability Testing Methods

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Reliability Testing Methods

RTS uses numerous reliability testing methods to proactively evaluate equipment health and operational readiness. We monitor machinery for early signs of malfunction or failure to predict and prevent unexpected downtime, lost production and costly repairs. Using one or multiple technologies, our ISO certified technicians can determine when and where maintenance is necessary.
Our Reliability Testing Technologies
Experts at Reliability Testing Services have extensive experience and are certified using several testing methods. We can find the most efficient and cost-effective method for evaluating clients’ critical equipment.
Infrared Thermography
Infrared (IR) thermography is a nondestructive, noninvasive inspection method that measures infrared radiation, which we feel as heat, in a given area. IR thermography displays real-time imaging that can observe temperature differences of less than a centigrade degree. Thermography allows technicians to check for misbalancing, electrical connection issues, overheating, overloading, damaged insulation, underground equipment, water penetration, and more.
Motor Circuit Evaluation
Motor circuit evaluation (MCE) is an offline testing method that determines motor health. MCE may address factors such as resistive balancing, resistance and capacitance to ground, motor winding balancing, and polarization indexing. This testing method diagnoses rotor bar problems, eccentricity, defective motor connections, insulation system conditions, and other underlying conditions.
Passive Ultrasonics
Passive ultrasonic listening is a non-destructive, non-contact testing method that detects high-frequency sound waves. Passive ultrasonics can discern irregularities through ambient noise, identifying issues such as bearing anomalies, flow issues, pressure vessel leaks, steam traps issues, arcing, corona, and tracking of your electrical distribution systems.
Vibration Analysis
Vibration analysis is a non-destructive method for identifying precursors to machine failure. This method observes vibrations and breaks them down into individual frequencies that experts can examine for abnormalities. Vibration analysis can find issues such as misalignment, imbalance, mechanical looseness, bent shafts, improper lubrication, bearing and gearbox failures, pump cavitation, and electrical motor faults.
Additional Services
RTS can establish or supplement predictive maintenance programs that utilize multiple reliability testing methods. Our experienced testing experts can assist clients with their temporary or long-term program needs. RTS also offers training for several reliability testing technologies. Our other services include balancing and alignment, allowing us to help clients maintain optimal operating conditions.
Reliability Testing Services
Reliability Testing Services finds efficient, cost-effective solutions to our clients’ individual needs. Our expertise in predictive maintenance helps promote proactive maintenance strategies, leading to increased profitability for our clients. We deliver precise, detailed reporting as quickly as possible, so our customers are always up-to-date on their equipment’s condition.
If your goal is to minimize unplanned downtime and its impact on productivity, then you could benefit from the proven services from RTS. Contact us today so we can discuss your specific situation.

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