Today’s maintenance personnel are tasked to do more in less time so production can resume as soon as possible. As such, aligners of rotating machinery may believe they are saving time by eliminating some steps of the shaft alignment process when in reality the opposite is true.
An alignment check was performed on a process pump during the OJT phase of a shaft alignment training class at an ore processing facility.
The initial results disclosed the vertical offset to be out of tolerance.
The class set to work correcting the alignment following our Best Alignment Practices, taking care of the small steps, while using the Verti-Zontal compound move.
The final results? The shaft alignment was finished 31 minutes with only two spins of the shafts!