A steel manufacturer was experiencing regular failures within its Ore Preparation Plant (OPP). The plant was fitted with housed bearing units installed on a 60mm shaft and running at approximately 1485 rpm. NSK experts were informed that the bearing used was failing and asked to perform a vibration analysis on the current condition within the application. An ISO14836-2 qualified condition monitoring engineer visited the site to make an assessment. On replacement of the bearings, initial readings were taken by NSK and subsequent, readings were then taken within the following weeks to trend the condition and predict failure.
|Before||Cost p.a.||NSK Solution||Cost p.a.|
|Cost of lost productivity from the blast furnaces||€ 36.000||No lost productivity||€ 0|
|Total Costs||€ 36 000||€ 0|