Case study 1

The Challenge

A food company’s Rotary Mill displayed the following problems:

  • Drive End Bearing was Very Noisy
  • Under performing
  • Loss of production
  • Increased safety risks

The Methodology

Vibration tests and later bearing failure analysis were carried out to identify:

  • Source of the noise
  • The severity of the damage
  • The root cause of the failure

The Outcome

After implementing all the corrective actions recommended, there was the following outcomes:

  • Increased Mill performance to optimum level
  • Increased revenue by 18%
  • Decreased safety risks
  • Increased reliability of asset from 80% to 98%
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