This is the 2nd in a 7 part Motor System Maintenance and Management Best Practices Benchmarking Study produced by Dr. Howard Penrose PhD of Success by Design and Terrence O'Hanlon, CMRP, Reliabilityweb.com.

There are several best practices to consider for motor and driven equipment selection. These best practices include repair versus replace decisions, purchasing decisions, motor sizing, speed changes and motor upgrades. Finally, you must consider motor failure as an opportunity, not a negative. Each of these opportunities provides the ability to make improvements to the motor system step by step.

Please use your best efforts to answer as accurately as possible.

If you are a service provider/contractor please answer for your largest client.

Add answers points for total score. We suggest you keep a running point total manually as there is a scoring key at the conclusion of this survey however - the survey is not autoscoring.

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* 1. Which statement describes your company’s approach to electric motor repair versus replacement?

* 2. When the company makes purchasing decisions about electric motors and driven equipment what does it consider? (Check all that apply) (3pts each)

* 3. What financial analysis method does your company use to select equipment? (Select one)

* 4. How are motors sized? (Select one)

* 5. Does your company select premium efficient motors when possible?

* 6. Does your company take into account speed changes when replacing motors with different models or brands, especially on centrifugal loads such as pumps, fans or compressors?

All of the points are added together and the total should be above 85 for world class, above 70 for an acceptable program that requires work and below 70, the program should be repaired.

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