Chris Grainger

Chris Grainger
Motor Reliability and Repair Services

Chris Grainger is the manager of motor reliability and repair operations at EECO. He is driven by understanding client needs and developing solutions to assist them in achieving their goals. As head of the motor services division at EECO, Chris thinks outside the box to change the experience and expectations clients should have about their motor service providers.

Chris was an engineering co-op student at EECO and joined the team full time after graduating from Old Dominion University in 2003.

Proper electric motor balancing and precision machine work will extend the life of your motor, particularly the bearing life. So ask yourself this question, “How much could one extra year of run life on every motor repaired save you?” Answer: 14% if you are averaging 6 years, which could add up to thousands.   Electric motor…

Inspection is a critical portion of the motor repair job, and it defines the entire scope of work. You want answers to critical questions before you send a motor out for repair. You want to know: How thoroughly and accurately will the motor be inspected? What determines that the motor repair was successful and that…

  The ODP vs TEFC debate has been extensively covered by others, but our repair shops find evidence of poor performing ODP applications on a monthly basis. Open drip proof motors are just that – open. It’s like an open door from whatever is outside, to your bearings and windings on the inside. At one…

Selecting NEMA motors- TEFC, severe duty, or IEEE 841 Making the right choice for low voltage motors can greatly affect total cost and reliability. There are so many types and manufacturers of motors that it can be difficult to make the right selection for any given application.  Our test teams and repair shops will occasionally…