The fact that machinery moves during operation is established and well documented.
Soft footing checks
- Pipe strain/ casing deflection checks
- Electronic reports
- Pre-job analysis
- In-house training and certified laser technicians
Many manufacturers of rotating equipment provide expansion data for their products derived from theoretical calculations. It is Precision Concepts position that no matter how painstakingly careful one is in approaching these calculations, and no matter how sophisticated the mathematical approach, unavoidable limitations are encountered when applying pure theory to field situations. Furthermore, thermal growth is not the only contributor to positional change of on-line machinery.