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Tribilogix Corporation Oil and Lube Analysis

Lubrication and oil analysis technology is not new to our industry but you would be surprised by the number of companies that do not perform this vital PdM procedure and/or do not have staff that is educated in what test need to be performed. We selected Tribologik as our provider because they are an ISO 17025:2005 certified […]

Tribologik Laboratories Presents “Oil and Lube Test Explained”

Have you ever wondered what is involved in a specific coolant, lube or oil analysis test!   Tribologik Laboratories has compiled a document which describes each test, the methodology, what it looks for and many other interesting facts.  The different tests are listed at the bottom of the spreadsheet.   Select the test types and see how it […]

Vibration Transmitters (RMS vs. Peak vs. True Peak)

Vibration transmitters are commonly used in asset reliability programs.  They provide a cost effective means of continuously monitoring the vibration level of the asset.   Vibration transmitters are not machinery protection devices because they do not provide a direct means of shut down.  But they do provide information for Predictive Maintenance and information to plant control […]

Operating Deflection Shape, ODS

A Study of a Bad Foundation By Allen Plymon Due to the recent upturn in sales, a wire manufacturing facility needed to increase its production of metal cased conductors. In order to increase the production, the operating speed of the metal forming machines needed to be increased from 900 RPM to 1,200 RPM. However, when operated […]

Three Advanced Machinery Analysis Test

Operating Deflection Shape (ODS), Bump Tests and Modal Analysis are three tools at the disposal of Plant Engineering and Predictive Maintenance Teams. Each test has its unique purpose and benefit. I have found that many of our customers are unaware of the three tests and/or are confused by their application and purpose. Let’s start by […]

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Hello, The purpose of this blog page is to provide our customers with product news, applications and case studies.   The data posted on this blog is for information only and  is intended for the privite use of The Normandy Group’s customers.   These posting should not be considered an engineering solution but a reference upon which to build.