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Root Cause Failure Analysis, 2nd Edition

  • September 2019
  • Number of views: 32235
  • Article rating: 4.4

This book was developed to help electric motor technicians and engineers prevent repeated failures because the root cause of failure was never determined. By using a proven methodology combined with extensive lists of known causes of failures, one can identify the actual cause of failure without being an “industry expert.” In fact, when properly used, this material will polish one’s diagnostic skills that would qualify one as an industry expert.

Learning from experience: Tips for repairing a "purpose-built" motor

  • December 2018
  • Number of views: 7968
  • Article rating: No rating

I suspect that just about everyone in our industry at one time or another has had the joy of repairing a “purpose-built” motor. This kind of motor is built for a specific purpose and has characteristics that may allow it to operate under non-standard conditions. Due to the limited information that some of them display on the nameplate, the repair of these motors can be somewhat of a challenge. Sometimes these motors possess differences such as the color of paint, the shaft size, the bearing size, or type. It can be the operating temperature and at times it can be the motor in its entirety. Following are a few useful tips we use when repairing a motor with so many question marks.

Aprendiendo de la experiencia: Consejos para reparar motores eléctricos “fabricados con requisitos especiales”

  • December 2018
  • Number of views: 6151
  • Article rating: No rating

Sospecho que casi todos en nuestra industria alguna vez han tenido el placer de reparar un motor “fabricado con requisitos especiales”. Este tipo de motor está construido para un propósito específico y tiene características que le pueden permitir funcionar bajo condiciones no habituales. Debido a la información limitada que algunos de ellos muestran en su placa de datos, la reparación de estos motores puede resultar un reto.

Member Case Study: Reactive to Proactive Maintenance/Service

  • June 2018
  • Number of views: 6696
  • Article rating: 5.0
Convention presentation

Learn how a fellow EASA service center interpreted different maintenance philosophies and put their own development in that curve. Their evolution has gone from workshop to predictive maintenance and beyond–to proactive maintenance, including 3D scan/print and the Internet of Things (IoT). 

Looking back at major winding refurbishment and upgrade

  • October 2016
  • Number of views: 8851
  • Article rating: 4.0

This article demonstrates the suitability of resin rich insulation systems for hydro generator service and highlights the advantages of being able to introduce remedial measures during the life of the winding to address issues and ensure that acceptable winding life is achieved 

Recapitulando el reacondicionamiento y las mejoras realizadas en un gran bobinado

  • October 2016
  • Number of views: 7388
  • Article rating: No rating

Partial discharge data collection on VFD motors

  • December 2015
  • Number of views: 9022
  • Article rating: 2.0

This article describes the technical issues in online partial discharge (PD) detection on motors fed by VS-PWM drives, and gives an example of one system that detected the PD successfully.

The importance of stator core loss testing before and after burn-off process

  • June 2014
  • Number of views: 14863
  • Article rating: 4.1

By this time we should all know that stator core loss testing is a required part of a quality rewind. A core loss test before and after burn-off is specified in the EASA Recommended Practice for the Repair of Rotating Electrical Apparatus (ANSI/EASA AR100) and The Effect of Repair/Rewinding on Motor Efficiency; EASA/AEMT Rewind Study and Good Practice Guide to Maintain Motor Efficiency.

Topics covered in this article include:

  • Lessons learned
  • Rebates add incentive
  • Learning from other members
  • Determining if the core is usable
  • Accurate iron measurements

Pump Failure Case Study

  • December 2013
  • Number of views: 8580
  • Article rating: 5.0
Webinar recording

This presentation covers:

  • Brief overview of disassembly and evidence of failure
  • Discussion of possible failure scenarios
  • Review of actual repairs, modification and reassembly
  • Update of machine's present operation

The Anatomy of a Pump Failure: A Case Study

  • July 2013
  • Number of views: 8119
  • Article rating: No rating
Convention presentation

Increasingly, it is not enough to just “fix” that pump. Customers want and need to understand the “why” behind the failure. The pump failure case study walks you through that process.

Getting The Most From Your Electric Motors

Getting The Most From Your Electric Motors - coverThis 40-page booklet provides great advice for obtaining the longest, most efficient and cost-effective operation from general and definite purpose electric motors.

This booklet covers topics such as:

  • Installation, startup and baseline information
  • Operational monitoring and maintenance
  • Motor and baseline installation data
  • How to read a motor nameplate
  • Motor storage recommendations



EASA/AEMT Rewind Study

EASA Rewind Study cover

The Effect of Repair/Rewinding on Premium Efficiency/IE3 Motors
Tests prove Premium Efficiency/IE3 Motors can be rewound without degrading efficiency.


ANSI/EASA AR100-2020

ANSI/EASA AR100-2015 cover

Recommended Practice for the Repair of Rotating Electrical Apparatus
This is a must-have guide to the repair of rotating electrical machines. Its purpose is to establish recommended practices in each step of the rotating electrical apparatus rewinding and rebuilding processes.



EASA Technical Manual

EASA Technical Manual cover

Revised September 2022
The EASA Technical Manual is the association's definitive and most complete publication. It's available FREE to members in an online format. Members can also download PDFs of the entire manual or individual sections.