The Importance of Thermal Growth Monitoring

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Thermal growth or Dynamic Movement is the change in the distance end to end of a particular metal as a result of the change in temperature of that metal

A machine temperature change during operating conditions from the time the machine is off line to when it is running is normal. The most significant temperature change is the machine bearings and supports. This is the machine’s thermal growth or dynamic movement.

Thermal growth or Dynamic Movement is the change in the distance end to end of a particular metal as a result of the change in temperature of that metal. Usually, when a metal bar is heated, it will elongate. These changes in length can be small or large.

…It is critical to have machinery aligned at hot operating conditions, not just cold conditions!

It is critical to have machinery aligned at hot operating conditions, not just cold conditions. It is essential that machines be monitored from cold to hot operating conditions in order to properly adjust for thermal growth as well as incalculable relative torque movement.

ACQUIP uses the most advanced laser-based alignment systems to configure your machines optimal coupling alignment targets throughout its thermal range.

ACQUIP’s thermal growth monitoring services facilitate maximum running efficiency and productivity. The fact is, it is important to have your machines aligned during running conditions.

For more info about our services contact us at +1855 ACQUIP1 or email us at info@acquip.com

By Storm Josefsberg

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