Key Knowledge for those Working in Modern Industrial Facilities


If your job involves work within, or you are considering a career related to, modern industrial facilities, the odds are that you have come across the term Instrument Control Loop. This term defines a common and important aspect of modern industrial facilities. For evidence of just how important knowledge of it is, drop the term [...]

Key Knowledge for those Working in Modern Industrial Facilities2014-11-04T09:06:25-05:00

“Cleaning is Inspection” – Step 1 of Autonomous Maintenance


Step one in the Autonomous Maintenance (AM) process is “Initial Cleaning.” Thoroughly clean equipment and its surroundings. Expose any hidden defects by removing contaminates. Correct any defective items on equipment, tighten bolts and lubricate, and, if needed, write a work order to correct defects requiring advanced mechanical skills. Identify sources of contamination, leaking hoses, gearboxes, [...]

“Cleaning is Inspection” – Step 1 of Autonomous Maintenance2014-09-10T12:20:49-04:00

Effects of Vibration on Motors and Pumps


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 [...]

Effects of Vibration on Motors and Pumps2014-09-08T13:39:28-04:00

Autonomous Maintenance – Part 1 of 8


Autonomous Maintenance (AM) is a singular part of Total Production Maintenance (TPM). TPM principals are based around improving equipment effectiveness, autonomous maintenance, planned maintenance, training to improve operation and maintenance skills, and better work place design. […]

Autonomous Maintenance – Part 1 of 82014-09-08T13:54:09-04:00

Use of Torque Wrenches


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 [...]

Use of Torque Wrenches2014-12-31T11:07:41-05:00

May Employee Anniversaries


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 [...]

May Employee Anniversaries2014-05-06T13:00:11-04:00

Heat Rate


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 […]

Heat Rate2014-12-31T11:07:50-05:00

Shaft Alignment


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 […]

Shaft Alignment2014-09-10T12:38:55-04:00
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