Desiccant breathers are an excellent tool against water ingression; however, they do need to be replaced when spent to be able to protect your equipment from water issues. There are few tips to keep you on top of replacing desiccant breathers when needed.
Equipment doesn’t stop because temperature plummet. But the harsh winter weather can have an impact on your equipment – especially how it’s maintained. If you don’t take the necessary precautions, you could have difficulties making it through the winter.
If your plant has problems with maintaining the quality of lubricant – and based on our data, we bet it does – you might want to review this article on properly protecting your equipment.
Get a better understanding on monitoring particle counts, so you can take the appropriate corrective actions before machine failure occurs.
Desiccant breathers are an effective preventive maintenance tool to mitigate moisture contamination into your equipment. However, choosing the right one for your application can be tricky.
Air pressure can build up in a bearing housing for several reasons. One, is that the fill port is closed with a plug. Additionally, the shaft seals are not exchanging any air. Either they are tight lip seals, magnetic seals, or could be labyrinth seals that become defective due to installation.