Gear inspection

Discovering gear conditions can help you make valuable improvements to extend system life and performance 

Our engineers inspect, report and document the condition of gears, bearings, lubricants, lubrication systems, seals and housings of critical enclosed gear units. The inspection results can improve the life and performance of gear units, as well as estimate gear life and the impact of recommended improvements in operation and maintenance. 
We work with you to: 
  • Identify critical gear units and learn about current performance and opportunities 
  • Schedule gear inspections during planned plant or system outages 
  • Allow for inspections during unscheduled outages or failures 
  • Record component conditions using standard procedures and document and communicate wear trends 
  • Compare results with previous inspection data, and industry and equipment benchmarks 
  • Document recommendations and justify with return on investment/total cost of ownership 
  • Present and distribute the complete report to plant management 
Deliverable: The Engineering Service Report outlines gearbox condition, recommends corrective actions and improvements to operational or maintenance procedures. The report will include photographs of wear pattern, interpretation and value of service rendered. 
Common opportunity areas 
  • Identification of best lubricant for your application 
  • Abnormal operation temperatures 
  • Lubricant contamination 
  • Overloading of gear units 
  • Misalignment of gears 
  • Coupling malfunctions 
  • Desire to extend oil drain interval 
  • Filtration practices 
Safety, health and environment 
Our field engineers are attuned to the hazards of handling, storing and using petroleum products. They strictly observe safety and environmental rules, as well as ExxonMobil and customer safety practices. They coordinate efforts through designated plant personnel verifying electrical and mechanical lockout and proper tagging prior to working on equipment, and providing recommendations to help reduce hazards.