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5 Star Motor Storage

Encompassing 55,000 square feet in size, we offer a climate-controlled environment that comes with regular testing, bearing maintenance, insulation testing, and rotation of motor as well as a 60-ton lifting capacity.  When we say “large and small”, we mean it.

More importantly, we know that four factors are critical when evaluating where to store your electric motors.  They are environment, moisture protection, bearing maintenance, and insulation.   So what does that mean for you?

When Evaluating Storage Solutions, Ask Yourself These Questions:

  1. Are your electric motors currently being stored in a clean, dry and vibration-free area?
  2. Is it temperature and humidity controlled within recommended temperatures ranging from 40-140° F (5-60° C) and relative humidity ranges of less than 50% to less than 75?
  3. Are your windings protected from moisture, including utilization of onboard space heaters to keep the winding temperature about 10° F (5° C) above ambient? 
  4. If a motor is not equipped with space heaters, is single-phase AC power available as an alternative means to heat the windings (e.g., trickle heating)?
  5. Are recommended methods for the maintenance of bearings while in storage in place?
  6. Does the end user have a motor storage procedure?
  7. Does the motor manufacturer have specific motor storage provisions to maintain warranty coverage on new equipment, and if yes are they being honored?
  8. And finally, are you/they performing periodic insulation resistance measurements?
  9. If you answered either “no” or “unsure” to any of these questions, RSAW is here to help.  Contact Us today to learn more.

Learn More

To learn more about each of these critical factors in greater detail, check out our blog post where EASA and our own Carick “Joe” Howard looked at seven different motor manufacturers and the similarities and differences from each source.