IMPACT Engineering utilizes a proactive, machine specific,
approach to Corrective Maintenance support. Diagnostic
results from a comprehensive Predictive Maintenance
(PDM) program are used to systematically find and
eliminate the underlying causes of machine problems.
This process is defined as Proactive Maintenance (PAM).
Proactive Maintenance (PAM)
IMPACT Engineering supports Proactive Maintenance by
providing support personnel to advise or supplement
plant technicians in many Corrective Maintenance services.
Performing maintenance work only when it is necessary,
and well in advance of any costly catastrophic failures,
highlights a well implemented proactive plan.
IMPACT Laser Alignment Services
IMPACT Laser Alignment is a fast and accurate optical
aligning procedure that IMPACT Engineering performs
on horizontal and vertical machinery with flexible
couplings. Proper machine alignment prevents the
excessive shaft vibration that leads to accelerated coupling
wear, shaft/bearing damage, and seal leaks or failure.
Impact Engineering offers in-place dynamic balancing
of rotating machinery. A balanced machine runs smooth
and is less prone to damage caused by excessive long-term
vibration. Rotor balancing is a relatively simple
procedure, but often an overlooked method of insuring
long reliable machinery life.
IMPACT Engineering conducts structural/impact testing
to detect resonant conditions which may exist and cause
excessive vibration leading to machinery damage.
Tests performed by IMPACT Engineering utilize 2-Channel
analysis, including phase and transfer function, to allow
plotting of mode shapes. Each test includes a modification
report recommending corrective actions to solve identified
Machinery that experience excessive vibration or motion,
which has led to foundation cracks or weakened supports,
may need structural modifications. Impact Engineering
recommends structural modifications as necessary to
restore the machine to acceptable operating parameters.