Scheduled maintenance of drive systems is critical to preserve the equity and minimize downtime. Drives systems for glass lined equipment are very expensive. In this case a lack of proper maintenance led to premature failure.
When our technician opened this case the gearbox spewed unidentified ooze. Lubrication material should be an AGMA 8A lubricant rather than pudding. This unit was destroyed thus requiring over $25,000 in repairs to return the vessel to operation.