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Top 10 tips for preventative maintenance of Electric Actuators

Preventative Maintenance for Electric Actuators

For more information on Preventative Maintenance for Electric Actuators, read our preventative maintenance guidelines article.
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[pif_spoiler title="External Visual Inspection" style="fancy"] Conduct external visual inspection of all external surfaces including paint finishes, control knobs and valve stems. [/pif_spoiler]
[pif_spoiler title="Check Oil" style="fancy"]Check and replenish oil level[/pif_spoiler]
[pif_spoiler title="Damage & Tightness" style="fancy"] Check mounting bolts, nuts, washers and screws for damage and tightness. [/pif_spoiler]
[pif_spoiler title="Check Handwheel" style="fancy"] Confirm handwheel is operating correctly and that there is physical movement of the valve.[/pif_spoiler]
[pif_spoiler title="Check Actuator Controls" style="fancy"] Confirm local control works in both directions and check for any signs of deterioration, such as undue motor noise. [/pif_spoiler]
[pif_spoiler title="Analyse Historical Data" style="fancy"] Confirm local control works in both directions and check for any signs of deterioration, such as undue motor noise. [/pif_spoiler]
[pif_spoiler title="Remove Terminal Cover" style="fancy"] Remove terminal cover and check connections for tightness. Check the compartment for water ingress. Replace ‘O’ ring seal. If the actuator is explosion proof inspect the integrity of the flame path. [/pif_spoiler]
[pif_spoiler title="Check Motor" style="fancy"] Remove the motor cover and inspect the motor – check the case for any ingress of moisture. Replace ‘O’ ring. If the actuator is explosion proof, inspect the integrity of the flame path.[/pif_spoiler]
[pif_spoiler title="Check Electrical Components" style="fancy"]Remove the electrical cover and inspect the compartment – check for any ingress of moisture and check the status of switches, contactors and electrical apparel. Replace ‘O’ ring. If the actuator is explosion proof, inspect the integrity of the flame path. [/pif_spoiler]
[pif_spoiler title="Replace Cover Screws" style="fancy"]Replace all cover screws – use grease to enable future removal and protect them from corrosion. [/pif_spoiler]
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