303 Lab 11 - Memo To Neil Matula From Haegen Spring Section 902 Date Re Failures Purpose To identify the causes for different types of failures in the

303 Lab 11 - Memo To Neil Matula From Haegen Spring Section...

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Memo To: Neil Matula From: Haegen Spring Section #: 902 Date: 4-24-2014 Re: Failures Purpose: To identify the causes for different types of failures in the different types of gears and gear systems. Procedure: We observed gears, belts, and bearings that had catastrophic or near catastrophic failures and did research to discover what caused these failures and how to prevent them. Results: The Results of the lab are enclosed in the attached lab handouts Conclusions/ Recommendations: Gears and belts break all the time due to many different problems. By researching and reading about what causes these failures and how to prevent them I feel that I am better prepared to operate and maintain machinery in an industrial setting. Real World Applications: There are many types of real world situations when knowing why gears fail and how to prevent it would come in handy. For instance if machinery in a plant or refinery had lost some of its power and had slowed down or stopped completely. Identifying what has gone wrong in the area of
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