Energy engineering service company is a service provider of precision measurement and laser alignment services for industrial rotating equipment. Utilizing the latesttechnologies available, we are able to perform these services faster with higher accuracy and greater precision than traditional methods reducing outage time and increasing equipment reliability.
Today, precision alignment of rotating machinery is more important than ever. Though rotating machinery made today may have higher efficiency and output ratings, many are manufactured to be smaller, lighter, and faster requiring higher precision alignments. EESC can maximize your equipment’s efficiency and uptime with our precision alignment and balancing services.
Our commitment to excellence paired with our state-of-the-art measurement capabilities makes EESC your trusted precision service partner.
Industrial Laser Alignment Service
Shaft alignment is the process of aligning the rotational centers of two or more shafts, so they are co-linear with each other when the machines are under normal operating conditions.
A detailed graphical measurement report showing the “As Found” and ” As Left” conditions is supplied with all precision measurement services.
- Shaft Alignment
- Coupling Alignment
- Bore Alignment
- Industrial Alignment
- Machinery Alignment
- Geometric Alignment
- Levelness, Flatness, Perpendicularity, Concentricity, Parallelism
- Horizontal Alignment and Vertical Alignment
- Machine Train Alignment
- Simultaneous Multi-Coupling Measurement
- Live Monitoring of Machinery Alignment
- Thermal Growth and Dynamic Movement Surveys
- Hot Alignment Targets
- Electric Motor Alignment, Engine Alignment, Generator Alignment
- Pump Alignment, Vertical Pump Alignment, Hydro-Turbine Alignment
- Gas Turbine Alignment, Steam Turbine Alignment
- Blower and Fan Alignment, Compressor Alignment, Turbine Alignment
- Gearbox Alignment, Extruder Alignment, Ship-to-Shore Crane Alignment
- Cardan Shaft Alignment, Fluid Drive Alignment, Diaphragm Alignment
- Bearing Alignment and more…
Frequently Asked Questions
Wherever you have rotating shafts there is a need for alignment. The higher speed the more accurate alignment is required. If an application is generating vibrations, you should always check the alignment.
Misaligned machines generate forces to the bearings and the coupling. This force is converted into heat and can easily be recognized using a thermo sensitive camera.
Flexible couplings are necessary. They reduce the detrimental forces, due to misalignment, during the start up until the machines have reached the operating temperature. A flexible coupling can only absorb a very small amount of misalignment. Even then the components are exposed to stress and wear quicker. It is therefore important to align the machines for running conditions and not cold conditions.
A machine, such as motor and pump, is often delivered on a frame or base plate. Plug and play, sort of! Even if the machine is perfectly aligned from the supplier it does not mean it is perfectly aligned when bolted down and connected to the pipes in your factory. Always check the alignment before starting the new machine.
Even if you mark up the position before you remove the machine you can not know if it will be positioned correctly. The alignment requirements for a standard motor/pump installation is 0,08 mm/m or better. It is impossible to replace a machine within that tolerance without performing an alignment.
There are several symptoms indicating misalignment. By keeping your eyes open you can find them without any special equipment.
- Premature bearing, seal, shaft and coupling failure
- Excessive radial and axial vibrations
- High casing temperature at or near the bearings or high discharge oil temperature
- Excessive amount of oil leakage at the bearing seals
- The coupling is hot while it is running and immediately after unit shutdown. Look for rubber powder inside the coupling shroud
- Loose foundation bolts
- Loose or broken coupling bolts
- Excessive amount of grease on the inside of coupling guard
- Similar pieces of equipment are vibrating less or seem to have longer operating life
- The shafts are breaking (or cracking) at or close to the inboard bearings or coupling hubs