Thermal Growth with Daus Studenberg

The Rooted in Reliability podcast is a weekly Maintenance and Reliability podcast covering common industry challenges and what you can learn from them. Each episode dives deeper into critical issues and explains where you can begin correcting theses maintenance flaws today. Sharing new tips and techniques to help you achieve industry best practice and shining a light on widely debated maintenance topics with special guest experts.

In the most recent episode, host James Kovacevic, of HP Reliability, interviews Daus Studenberg who is an applications engineer for Ludeca Inc. in Miami, Fla. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Florida. His responsibilities at Ludeca include field service, technical support, training and product development.

Below is an excerpt from James’ post:

When a machine heats up and starts expanding in all the directions is simply called the thermal growth. When it actually comes to understanding it, it means that you are dealing with machinery movement and that can cause misalignment in the machine. Also, your alignment is only as good as your target. If your machine starts moving and you have a bearable misalignment in the off-set condition, you will allow that bear minimum of misalignment in your machine deliberately in that condition. So, before you detect thermal growth, you need to have a correct target in place to measure it against.

In this episode, we focus on the following points:

  • What is thermal growth?
  • What are the standards of thermal growth measurement?
  • What packages are available that come with laser alignment tools?

And much more!

You can read the rest of Mr. Kovacevic’s blog post right here.