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Title: Avoiding troubles in large gear boxes

This article describes how attention to details such as moisture, contamination, and mechanical loading pays off in troublefree service. Most problems in large gear boxes occur with gears and bearings. Their failure modes and causes should be carefully analyzed to determine the proper corrective action. If gears are selected properly and maintained while in operation, they should last 20 or 30 yr. Gears usually fail because an interruption in operation causes wear and surface fatigue.
Authors:
 [1]
  1. Du Pont Chemicals, Orange, TX (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
78217
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Plant Engineering (Chicago); Journal Volume: 49; Journal Issue: 6; Other Information: PBD: 8 May 1995
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
20 FOSSIL-FUELED POWER PLANTS; GEARS; RELIABILITY; MECHANICAL TRANSMISSIONS; MAINTENANCE; OUTAGES; WEAR; LUBRICANTS; IN-SERVICE INSPECTION