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If you work within an industrial setting then understanding the impact of vibration on motors and pumps is likely vital to making well informed decisions. Even if you don’t directly interact with them, there are any number of decisions which have a secondary effect on maintenance and operational practices. When making such decisions, it is important to have a well-rounded understanding of basic equipment’s operational parameters, Read more…


Bearing problems can result in costly downtime, equipment damage, and breakdowns. To attain reliable operation and low maintenance costs, it is essential to follow proper handling practices. This includes:

  • Bearing storage
  • Cleaning
  • Inspection

The life of any bearing depends on the care and maintenance it receives. This is especially true in industrial applications, where operating conditions tend to be harsh, loads are heavy, and contamination from dirt Read more…

Types of Torque Wrenches

  • The beam torque wrench
  • Click torque wrench
  • Electronic torque wrenches

Torque wrenches have been in existence for nearly a century. There are several different types in use today. They range from the simplest, the beam type, to the advanced, programmable electronic torque/angle wrench. Depending on the application, other torque devices are available on the market today: electric, pneumatic, and hydraulic. Read more…

We just wanted to let you know that your efforts at TTS do not go unnoticed. You’re all a necessary piece to this puzzle. We appreciate your dedication and service, and we know others do too.

Celebrating anniversaries this month include:

  • Christopher Rivera  – 7 years on 5/01
  • Charles Grant – 4 years on 5/01
  • Carlton Jones – 3 years on 5/04
  • Michael Acker – 1 year on 5/06
  • Ashley Gruver – 2 years on 5/07
  • Preston Jolly – 3 years on 5/31


If you have never heard of heat rate before, don’t worry, you aren’t alone. Heat rate is a rather uncommon term (unless you happen to work within the power industry) that is used to describe how effective a system Read more…

Accurate alignment is vital to the operating life of rotating equipment. Bearings, mechanical seals, packing, and couplings are all directly affected by the alignment of shaft center lines. The goal of the alignment process Read more…

Project Scope

The core goal of the SAP Implementation Project was to prepare facilities, production equipment, and materials management data for the conversion from an outdated CMMS, JD Edwards (JDE), to the supermajor oil Read more…



Technology Transfer Services (TTS) has completed delivery of preservation procedures covering the long term storage of spare parts in a tropical climate for one of the largest corporations in the world. It is estimated Read more…

Electrical maintenance requires a basic understanding of electrical theory and electrical safety.

Basic Electrical Theory

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One of the most important theories in electricity is Ohm’s law. It basically defines how electricity will behave in electrical circuits. This is not to say that there are no other laws that define behaviors in more complex Read more…

Total Productive Maintenance

Effective maintenance planning, particularly proactive planning, is tantamount to success in the modern workplace. Ensuring employees understand how to care for their equipment day to day and during Read more…