Failure Analysis And Repair Techniques For Turbomachinery Gears
This paper covers the use of gears in turbomachinery applications. It reviews the contents of the American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA) and American Petroleum Institute (API) standards. During the course of an engineer's career, he is called upon to examine gear failures. He must have a basic knowledge of gear failure modes and how they can be prevented. Sufficient background is necessary to detect early stages of gear damage so that they can be arrested before a complete outage occurs. When gears do fail or are damaged, there are various proven repair techniques available. These methods can save much downtime. Through the reuse of salvageable parts, substantial cost savings can be realized.
Glew, Thomas C. (1980). Failure Analysis And Repair Techniques For Turbomachinery Gears. Texas A&M University. Gas Turbine Laboratories. Available electronically from