Case study: Root Cause Failure Analysis of a Centrifuge Failure

Posted on: January 27th, 2020 by Aladon

On November 19, 2013, a Centrifuge experienced a catastrophic failure, throwing the pillow block bearing and the planetary gear box from the unit and causing secondary damage to the structure and Rotary Drum Thickener. The 750-lb. gearbox (10) on the unit came free and flew 30 feet in the air and damaged the 460v power
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