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Welcome to the EMP Engineering Services web site.  We hope that you will take the time to get to know us a little better by looking over our site.

EMP Engineering Services Mission

It is the mission of EMP Engineering Services to help our customers minimize costs associated with owning and operating capital equipment so as to maximize their bottom line.  EMP Engineering Services accomplishes this mission though the judicious application of condition monitoring and asset management to provide integrated Equipment Management Programs (EMP).

EMP Engineering Services Profile

Founded in 1997, EMP Engineering Services has provided services to clients in business segments from basic metals to component manufacturing to power generation.  We provide complete Equipment Management Programs including condition monitoring services for rotating equipment and power delivery systems and asset management services.  These programs help our customers to drive down life-cycle costs associated with the ownership and use of power utilization and delivery equipment.  We are also members of EASA, the Electrical Apparatus Service Association.

Equipment Condition Monitoring Programs

Like people, machines can seem to operate without any problem for many years until - WHAM - they stop.  When the machine is stripped for repair, it becomes obvious that the root cause has been building for quite a while.  "If only we'd looked" is the common refrain.

Well, just like people, a machines health needs to be inspected regularly through periodic check ups.  Vibration, heat, noise, insulation resistance and other characteristics are the same as your blood pressure and pulse.  Changes in these and  other characteristics need to be measured, trended and analyzed by people who know what they mean.  Most equipment owners and operators know this but which tests are appropriate?  How often should the tests be done?  What are real alarms and what are just day-to-day variations?


EMP Engineering Services can help with these issues.  Our condition monitoring services:

  1. Identify the typical failure modes of your equipment
  2. Recommend testing technologies most likely to identify those failures before they sop your machine
  3. Recommend a testing schedule that provides risk reduction without breaking the bank
  4. Perform testing the right way
  5. Provide written reports detailing what we've found and what we recommend that should be done.

At EMP Engineering Services we believe that the only way to know equipment is to see it, touch it, and test it.  All too often the test data only gives an indication but feet on the ground is required to really understand what is going on.  Because of this belief, our engineers perform complete turnkey jobs at your facility.  Whether we are setting up a program for eventual customer implementation or performing periodic tests for a long term client, you will see the same people time after time and year after year.  Just like with your doctor, this allows us to be familiar with you, your needs and your equipment.

EMP uses these technologies in condition monitoring.

bullet Vibration Monitoring
bullet Motor Circuit Evaluation (MCE©)
bullet Infrared Inspections
bullet Lubricant Analysis
bullet Ultrasonic Inspections

By establishing a well designed and implemented condition monitoring program that looks at ALL aspects of machinery health, our clients have seen significant reductions in unplanned outages and improvement in equipment availability.

Engineering Services

With over 27 years of industrial and military experience, EMP has the engineering expertise to help you with difficult problems.

bullet DC motors and generators (large DC a specialty) including installation, rip-out and repair
bullet DC motor and generator commutation issues
bullet Analytical vibration problem solving in rotating machinery
bullet Shafting and other mechanical design and failure analysis


Other Services

In addition, EMP Engineering Services also provides technical consultations for:

bullet Infrared inspections of high-voltage transmission and distribution systems
bullet Infrared inspections of roofs and building envelops, both commercial and residential
bullet Laser alignment of machinery trains including rigidly coupled systems
bullet Ultrasonic Inspections for air leaks and electrical corona in high voltage systems
bullet Dynamic balancing of rotating equipment

At EMP Engineering Services, we pride ourselves on our extensive knowledge of both equipment and processes.  We know how equipment works so that we can diagnose when it has a problem, what that problem is and what the best course of action is to repair the problem.  We also temper this knowledge with many years of industrial experience and awareness of the cost issues involved in repair, replacement and other managerial decisions.  Our recommendations are sound and tailored to your needs, not cookbook solutions to generic problems.

Contact Information

We look forward to helping you reduce your equipment life-cycle costs and working on your toughest problems.  EMP Engineering Services may be contacted at any of the following numbers or addresses.


Please take the time to view our line card
1. Line card of EMP Engineering Services:       General.pdf



Postal address
1580 Derry Drive, Dresher, PA 19025-1212
Electronic mail
General Information/Sales: dougsmithman@gmail.com


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