Cost Justification Worksheet Aims To Reduce Costs, Increase Reliability


Dec 04, 2009

Inpro/Seal Co. has revised its Cost Justification Worksheet (CJW) for motors. This Microsoft Excel module identifies energy and operational savings a plant can attain through the use of bearing isolators.

The Inpro/Seal CJW is said to prove valuable for top management, engineering, operations, maintenance and other professionals involved in the maintenance, repair and operation (MRO) of motors for industrial and process applications. The elements of this module can also be used with pumps, machine tool spindles, turbines, fans, gear boxes, paper machine rolls, conveyors, shafts, variable frequency drives and other types of rotating equipment.

End users supply the number of motors, current costs to repair and other pertinent performance data. The CJW allows plants to calculate their own ROI factoring in the use of bearing isolators, including benchmarks of current repair costs and ways to increase the reliability of their rotating equipment.

The CJW also includes such information as accumulated savings, total investment, net return, data for life-cycle costing, the use of more efficient motors, and net costs to run motors more efficiently. The benchmarking of Bearing Isolator performance referenced in the CJW relies on data compiled from thousands of actual bearing isolator applications.

“On the plant floor, when it comes to a failed motor, the expense of the repair or replacement is, in reality, a minor cost," says Inpro/Seal founder David C. Orlowski. "With process industry downtime running as high as $80,000 per hour, the real cost is in the downtime, labor, loss of production and disruption of production schedules.”

For more information or to download the free Motor Cost Justification Worksheet, visit:

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