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Reducing Plant Air System Failures, Part 1

Problems with mechanical components often create problems with electrical ones

Mechanical components comprise a major part of any plant air system. They include dryers, filters, accumulators, piping connections, and piping supports; none of which electricians maintain. Sadly, in most plants mechanics don’t maintain them either.

Problems with mechanical components often create problems with electrical ones. For example, worn or broken pipe supports can cause vibration to be sent back to the motor. In one plastics plant, it took three compressor motor repl

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