Why do components fail? What can we do about it? This article explains eight common failure mechanisms, types of equipment to which each applies, and recommends non-intrusive monitoring techniques to discover why components are in various stages of progressive failure.
This article builds on earlier publications on the failure mechanisms, wear rates, stress wave analysis, the role shear plays in failure mechanisms, and wear out failure mechanisms.
Sonic and ultrasonic stress wave analysis using microphone and radio wave sensors are featured in this article. It will be shown how these novel techniques supplement, complement, and advance the state of the art regarding condition monitoring for several failure mechanisms.
Once again, Ray Garvey shares his experience and knowledge about tribology. Read more about this white paper by downloading the pdf file.