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TCO: Petrochemical

Application: Pump Motor Type: AC Vertical Manufacturer: US Electric HP: 200 Voltage: 460 RPM: 1781 Frame: 447VP Type: LVCE-4 Problem Refineries and chemical plants are full of vertical motors, driving pumps which supply hydrocarbons or hazardous organic chemicals. When mated to the pump, vertical motors that are not [...]

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TCO: Water and Sewage Utility

Application: Flood Station Water Pump Motor Type: Vertical AC Induction Manufacturer: Flygt HP: 215 Voltage: 460 RPM: 900 Problem A Midwest municipal sewage district experienced multiple winding failures on a pump motor. After repeated, costly failures from their previous vendor, the customer approached IPS for a [...]

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TCO: Asphalt and Shingle

Application: Compressor Motor Type: AC Induction Manufacturer: Reliance HP: 300 Voltage: 460 RPM: 3600 Enclosure: TEFC Problem A shingle company in Minnesota uses their compressor motor 24/7 to provide asphalt to the shingle plant and tank trucks. In one year, the company experienced two costly failures and decided to [...]

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TCO: Mining Industry

Application: Ventilation Fan Motor Type: AC Induction Manufacturer: Toshiba HP: 200 Voltage: 575 RPM: 1800 Enclosure: TEAO Problem A gold mine in Ontario, Canada with 50+ ventilation fan motors was experiencing multiple premature bearing failures on many of their motors. This resulted in unplanned downtime costs as high as [...]

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TCO: Primary Metal Manufacturing

Application: Compressor Motor Motor Type: AC Induction Manufacturer: GE HP: 350 Voltage: 4160 RPM: 3600 Enclosure: TEFC Problem A steel mill in the Midwest had reduced its production at a cost of $20,000 / hour as a result of a winding failure to one of its three compressor motors. [...]

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TCO: Metal & Steel Products

Application: Crane Motor Motor Type: DC Manufacturer: GE HP: 60 Voltage: 500 RPM: 1150 Enclosure: DPG Problem An Alabama Steel pipe mill had been understaffed for an extended period of time, resulting in delayed or never-performed maintenance inspections. IPS field service technicians are contacted to provide scheduled visual inspections. Solution IPS identifies a bearing issue [...]

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