Case Studies

Machines and Reliability

Automotive Case Study

Posted in Machines and Reliability, Environmental, Manufacturing, Process

Automotive reliability: keeping the wheels turning

Automotive manufacturers go to great lengths to make sure their latest designs are suitable for the intended application, but if things go wrong they need to understand what is causing the problem.

Cooling Water Pump Case Study

Posted in Machines and Reliability, Environmental, Manufacturing, Process

INCREASING RELIABILITY AND EFFICENCY SAVING £16,000 P.A. IN ELECTRICITY ALONE

A cooling water pump was suffering from vibration and poor efficiency. The breakdown frequency averaged 5 months. An investigation of the machine found that the wear ring clearances were excessive leading to...

Energy Case Study

Posted in Machines and Reliability, Environmental, Process

Bioenergy: paying the price for cutting costs

Bioenergy is set to play an important role in meeting the UK’s 2050 greenhouse gas emissions targets – but some biomass operators are making expensive mistakes in their choice of materials and equipment. Several clients have found out to their cost that it pays to invest in the best green energy technology...

Pump Shaft Case Study

Posted in Machines and Reliability, Process

Corrosion Assessment on pump shaft saves over £10k p.a.

Axiom was requested to assess the regular failure of a pump shaft on acid duty cycling that was being replaced every 3 months at a cost of around £2,000 plus downtime for each replacement. Material investigation of the shaft showed that the original specification had been for Hastelloy C276 which was clearly not delivering the expected performance and lifetime.....

Sundyne Pumps Case Study

Posted in Machines and Reliability, Manufacturing, Process

£500 OF CAPITAL SPEND SAVED ABOUT £500,000 P.A.

Four Sundyne (high head low flow) machines arranged in parallel in a reactor recirculation system suffered low mean time between failures (MTBF) due to...