DWH Technical Topic: Motor Maintenance

By Clarence Klassen, P. Eng.

IEEE Industry Applications Magazine, Volume 19, No. 6, had a spotlight on motors and drives. One interesting article on page 18 was Best of Motor Primer by Gary Donner.

This discusses several causes of motor failure and solutions or preventative measures. They include:

  • Lightning arrestors
  • Bearing types including sleeve, deep-groove, sealed, shielded, open, angular-contact, and cylindrical
  • Torsional Resonance
  • Lubrication and greasing

This article is definitely worth a read. An IEEE subscription is required.

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