Posts tagged with: “cooling tower alignment”

Laser Alignment and the Effects of High Humidity

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By on December 14, 2020

A recent question from a customer prompted me to write on this topic.  The question was essentially “Can we use the laser alignment tool in steamy conditions?” I have heard similar questions over the years for example: Can the laser alignment tool withstand use in wet conditions? How resistant is the laser alignment tool to […]

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Understanding Spacer Shaft Alignment

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By on April 25, 2018

The majority of precision shaft alignments are relatively close coupled where there are only a couple of inches between the shaft ends of the driver and driven elements. Close coupled alignment quality is traditionally displayed as angle (driver to driven) and offset (at the center of the coupling). The question is what do you do […]

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Align a Cooling Tower in Under an Hour

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By on February 7, 2012

Aligning cooling towers with spacer shafts can sometimes present a challenge.  We recently provided alignment training and assistance to the HVAC Group at the Federal Reserve Bank in Richmond, VA. This was a Marley cooling tower, with a 60 HP motor, connected to the gearbox by a 48″ spacer shaft. That’s me, the trainer, inside […]

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