Various New Government Buildings – Facility Commissioning (October 30, 2009)

  • As more and more government-related projects roll out due to TARP activities, these facilities increasingly require governmental specifications for significant test and balancing of HVAC-related equipment including hydronics, “Green” systems that have rotating equipment. Also included are detailed requirements for equipment pad leveling, alignment check of equipment after the piping/ductwork is installed and Sound and Vibration Analysis of occupied spaces. more..

Regional Contained Landfill – Gas Flare Blower Investigation (August 19, 2009)

  • A landfill gas flare system blower was reported as operating with excessive vibration.
  • VESCO performed a Mechanical Integrity Inspection and found numerous issues with the fan bearings, remote lubrication system, blower housing drains and the drive system. more..

Material Handling Crane and Conveyors – Mechanical Integrity based Corrections Solves Issues (August 19, 2009)

  • Rebuilt crane experiences start-up problems and conveyor vibration excessive.
  • VESCO performed a Mechanical Integrity Inspection and developed a comprehensive plan for corrective action.
  • Corrective recommendations implemented around plant work-load commitments with desired results.

U.S. Army Corp of Engineers McAlpine – Culvert Valve Noise and Vibration Investigation (August 18, 2009)

  • USACE’s Culvert Valve Devices were observed to be strained and chattering violently during operation.
  • VESCO performed Mechanical Integrity and Vibration Analysis of ram, pulley system bearings and cabling. Upon review of field-collected data VESCO determined that the lubrication-free bearings were the cause of the noise.
  • Analysis of Mechanical Integrity Inspection data revealed the chatter root cause. more..