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Training For All Industries – Industrial Steam Turbine Maintenance & Reliability

Whether you are an engineer or in the field, NorthPoint Training Center offers multifaceted courses to keep you at the top of the game. From Vibration Analysis Certification to Multi-plane Balancing to Electric Motor Reliability you will learn the foundation and fundamentals to ensure your success.   What does the Industrial Steam Turbine Maintenance Reliability course entail? You …

Posted on: 29th Jan, 2020

NorthPoint Technical Services Acquired by Wajax
We are excited to announce that Wajax has acquired NorthPoint Technical Services ULC (NorthPoint) effective January 13, 2020, as part of their strategy to grow their Engineered Repair Services (ERS) division. Partnering with Wajax provides us with a significant opportunity to grow our business nationally. Combining with Wajax offers our customers a national partner for …

Posted on: 15th Jan, 2020

NorthPoint Becomes Howden’s New Authorized Repair Centre for Eastern Canada
NorthPoint Technical Services ULC (NorthPoint) is pleased to announce an agreement to be Howden’s Authorized Repair Centre for Eastern Canada based in NorthPoint’s Sudbury, Ontario Service Centre. Howden manufactures highly engineered fans, compressors, heat exchangers, steam turbines, and other air and gas handling equipment, and provides service and support to customers around the world in …

Posted on: 6th Sep, 2019

What’s a Motor Management Program?
A Motor Management Program is a comprehensive asset management plan that, when properly designed, will create real value within your operation: Minimized downtime. Lower overall investment in spare motors and parts. More effective use of operational budgets. Higher reliability of motor and electrical systems. Inventory Your Motors The first step is to inventory all the …

Posted on: 31st May, 2019

NORTHPOINT SARNIA: The Importance of Skilled Trades & Certification for Electric Motor Repairs
There are many reasons for using NorthPoint Technical Services in Sarnia, Ontario, for your electric motor repair. If your repairs are not being completed to our standards or a larger problem is found, we will rectify it to prevent you from having unplanned downtime. Our Technicians Have the Training Our Certified 446A Electric Motor Systems Technicians have …

Posted on: 16th May, 2019

Static versus Dynamic Balancing
Static versus Dynamic Balancing What is static unbalance? Static unbalance is a condition where the center of gravity of a rotating body is not coincident with the axis of rotation. The resulting centripetal force produces a synchronous (1xTS) vibration which is in-phase across the two ends of the rotor. Assuming a symmetrical center-hung configuration, this …

Posted on: 15th Apr, 2019

What is vibration analysis?
Vibration analysis is a technique that many field service providers and equipment end-users employ as part of their condition monitoring programs to support a “predictive maintenance” philosophy. This attempts to find a compromise between the typical extremes of “breakdown maintenance” – only performing repairs when absolutely necessary due to a failure – and “preventative maintenance” …

Posted on: 29th Mar, 2019