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Tightening Our Belts, Part 2

What to look and listen for when inspecting a drive belt

So you’ve got a PM that includes a step called “Inspect the Drive Belt.” What does this actually mean? In practice, it typically means the belt doesn’t really get inspected.

Let’s say this system is on a critical line, so this is a monthly PM intended to be done without shutdown. Here’s what you look for and listen for:

• Anything that’s not supposed to be there. For example, operators

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