Railroad Maintenance

Mag-Probe Railroad Maintenance Post Compilation

Mag-Probe Reducing Downtime in Railroad Maintenance Industry Reducing Downtime in Railroad Maintenance In Railroad maintenance the products and processes that have a proven track record for effectively reducing downtime rise to the top, while the ones that don’t are filtered out.  Below are a few areas where the Bartol Mag-Probe is being used in Railroad Maintenance to Reduce…

Validation Monitor

Plant Stack Flow Meter Validation Monitor – Video

Plant Stack Flow Meter Validation Monitor – Video It never ceases to amaze me the creativity of the people that live here in the United Staes of America.  Our country seems to attract some of the best creative minds in the world.  A good example is this procedure developed by one of my connections on…

Non-Contact Mag-Probe

Non-Contact Mag-Probe Test Instrument Video Overview

Non-Contact Mag-Probe Test Instrument Video Overview This Video Interview with David Kalstrom, CEO of Outboundexcellence.com, explains the value of using a Mag-Probe when testing Electrical Solenoid Valves and Relays.  The Non-Contact Mag-Probe has the ability to be used in extreme environments hot and cold, underwater, in a vacuum, from the smallest relays to the largest…

intermittent Solenoid valve coil

Mag-Probe Method When Testing Intermittent Solenoid Valve Coil

The Video Below Shows the Conventional Way to Trouble Shoot An Intermittent Solenoid Valve Coil An Intermittent Solenoid Valve Coil is very hard to troubleshoot as you will see in the video below. Mag-Probe Way to Quickly Trouble Shoot An Intermittent Solenoid Valve or Leach Relay Coil When Troubleshooting an Intermittent  Solenoid Valve Coil or a…

Computer Drivers

Computer Drivers – Mag-Probe Offers No Load to Computer Drivers

Mag-Probe Offers No Load to Computer Drivers While conducting a test using a Mag-Probe a computer will not see a load.  It will not see a load because the Mag-Probe detects the magnetic field generated by the device under test.  If a test instrument creates a load to computer drivers it’s possible to obtain a…

Damaged Jack Screws Can Be Detected In Aircraft

How to Detect Damaged Jack Screws In Aircraft Letter From the Author – Jack Screws Off the coast of California, in January 31, 2000, flight 261 experienced a catastrophic loss of pitch control which was caused by a damaged jack screws threads.  All 88 on board died instantly upon impact.  It was a very sad…

Space Solenoid Valve Test

Mag-Probe Space Applications Vacuum Test

Mag-Probe Space Applications Vacuum Test The VACUUM TEST Four Model HS Mag-Probes were placed in a Bell Jar. The Bell jar was then evacuated to 1×10 to the minus fifth Torr. Using a permanent magnet located outside the Bell jar, the Mag-Probes were turned on and off for a period of 48 hours. No failures occurred.…

Railroad Locomotive Downtime the Hidden Cost

The Hidden Cost of Downtime: A Strategy for Improving Return on Assets The following article from Maintenance Technology offers a clear view into the importance of addressing downtime in financial equations.  How many times have we ask the question, “Where did all the money go?” Especially in the Railroad industry.   What are the hidden costs…