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## Appendix B. Draft CM good practice guide, MCSA

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Motor current signature analysis (MCSA) is an electrical condition-monitoring technique for detecting electrical and mechanical defects in rotating machines by making accurate measurements of the stator current and identifying and analysing the frequency components within this current. The air-gap of an electrical machine is the clearance between a rotating rotor and the fixed stator core. The magnetic field of the machine crosses this air-gap and modulates the stator current, whether it is a motor or generator. Any defect in the machine, which affects that air-gap magnetic field, will modulate the machine current signature and can be detected by measurement of those modulations.

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• B.1 Introduction
• B.1.1 What this series of guides is about
• B.1.2 What this particular guide is about
• B.2 Overall description
• B.3 Scope
• B.4 Expected outputs
• B.5 Controls and capabilities
• B.6 Issues
• B.7 How to apply MCSA
• B.8 Data communication
• B.9 Data interpretation
• B.10 Safety
• B.11 Skills, competence and training
• B.12 Taking readings

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