Climate controlled electric motor and apparatus storage is a proven solution for keeping your equipment in top operating condition. Exposed bare metal surfaces are prone to rust and corrosion, these conditions are eliminated with climate controlled storage.
Electric motor and generator insulation systems and windings are particularly effected by moisture accumulating within them. Keeping your critical electrical apparatus, motors, and generators stored within a climate controlled warehouse insures the equipment will be in top condition when you call upon them to be placed into service.
Low megger readings are not a factor, rusted or corroded bare metal are no longer of concern. Ball bearings, and sleeve bearing shafts will no longer become troublesome due to weather conditions, or ambient vibration.
Regular maintenance to equipment in storage is critical to the life of the equipment. Every two months the motors are inspected to insure the insulation integrity has not degraded by performing a complete megger check to the windings.
The shaft is rotated to accomplish two objectives. One, to make certain lubrication is circulated into ball bearings, onto sleeve bearing shafts and bearings. Two, reposition the shaft so it’s not in contact at the same place for more than two months. Ball bearings have a tendencies to indent either the inner or outer bearing races if they remain in the same position for any length of time. In addition, on large motors the weight of the rotating member will have a tendency to bow if it’s not rotated.
DC motors benefit greatly when stored in a climate controlled warehouse. A common occurrence of DC motors stored in the field is the corrosion to the brush rigging and commutator surface. This condition can reduce the operating efficiency and result in premature carbon brush wear and winding failure. DC motors have more windings they AC motors. This creates increased chances of winding failures. Armature, field, and interpole windings are all susceptible to moisture and corrosion. This can create complex problems in the field that are not easily corrected. Storage of DC motors in a climate controlled warehouse will remove these issues and insure optimal performance.
Each piece of equipment is assigned a location identification number. It is entered into our tracking database where maintenance records of all in storage service is recorded. Also a complete folder is attached to the unit for entries being made by the person performing the service. Keeping duel records allow for cross checking maintenance histories so each motor is kept on a strict schedule of service.
CLIMATE CONTROLLED STORAGE FACILITY
55,000 SQUARE FEET
UNIT TRACKING AND DOCUMENTATION
Units arriving for storage will be cataloged and assigned a location number. Existing nameplate data and any pertinent ID# or equipment ID# will be included in the storage record.
MAINTENANCE OF STORAGE UNITS
Stored units will undergo shaft rotation every 60 days.
Stored units will be meggered once every 60 days.
A maintenance log will be recorded for each unit and available
for review by the customer upon request.
AVAILABILITY OF STORED UNITS
Stored units will be available for shipment 24 hours per day, 365 days per year.
Storage fees will be billed quarterly. A minimum fee equal to one month’s storage will apply to all items. Please call for prices.