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Gearbox Experts Tecnica Industriale

In review of gearbox repair experts, R.F. MacDonald Co. recognizes Tecnica Industriale. Tecnica Industriale has remanufactured pumps and gearboxes for over 50 years. In that time, they have developed highly technical skills in the complete repair and revamping of gearboxes and gearmotors — planetary, right angle, worm screw, parallel axes gearboxes, etc. Tecnica Industriale collaborates...

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Pump Vibration Analysis

pump vibration analysis

End users know vibration can be one of the most devastating malfunctions to centrifugal pump systems. Vibration impacts reliability and process efficiencies if not investigated promptly. In fact, experts say vibration is an actual measure of the overall reliability of a pump. The damage caused by vibration can ultimately cause catastrophic failure. Vibration is a...

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2019 Training Schedule Now Available

Pump Training

R.F. MacDonald Co. is California and Nevada's leading boiler and pump training provider. Classes are taught by R.F. MacDonald Co. instructors with 30+ years experience in the industry. Each RFM-instructed class offers Association for Facilities Engineering (AFE) and California Water Environment Association (CWEA) Continuing Education Units. Learn more about our boiler and pump training classes

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Boiler Maintenance

Boiler Maintenance

Keep a log history, tune twice a year and enhance controls Boiler maintenance is necessary for reliable operation and energy efficiency as well as the safety of those who are operating the boiler.     There are several actions to consider when planning a boiler maintenance schedule. First, keeping a log of all maintenance is mandatory. It’s...

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