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Troubleshooting Challenge: Elephant House Doors Open on Their Own

  • Nov 24, 2015
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    How To Avoid 'Dieseling' In Hydraulic Cylinders

    I was recently engaged by a client to conduct failure analysis on a large (and expensive) hydraulic cylinder off an excavator. This hydraulic cylinder had been changed-out due to leaking rod seals after achieving only half of its expected service life. Inspection revealed that apart from the rod seals, which had failed as a result of 'dieseling', the other parts of the hydraulic cylinder were in serviceable condition....More
  • Oct 9, 2015
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    The Perils of Do-It-Yourself Tagout

    Lockout/tagout is a term most plant and maintenance people are familiar with. Nothing is foolproof, but these procedures have certainly prevented thousands of accidents through the years....More
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