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Case 75: Analyzing wear when troubleshooting

10.01.2013  |  Sofronas, T.,  Consulting Engineer, Houston, Texas

Keywords: [maintenance] [failure] [extruder]

Wear occurs frequently on machinery. In its simplest terms, it is the undesirable removal of material. When troubleshooting the root cause of wear in equipment, the engineer’s interest should be to determine what caused the wear, how much wear is expected or how it can be avoided. There are many wear mechanisms for metals. However, the most common form is abrasion wear.

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