Next-generation sensors based on MEMS technology, combined with advanced algorithms for diagnostic and prognostic applications, expand opportunities to measure a variety of machines and improve the ability to effectively monitor equipment, improve uptime, enhance process quality, and increase throughput. This 2 minute tip reviews imbalance faults and their characteristics to provide insights into some of the key system requirements that must be considered when developing a condition-based monitoring solution.
- Pete Spocik
- Analog Devices, Inc
A 398 KW MV motor that runs a blower fan in a cement plant was showing strange behavior. The vibration equipment indicated vibration amplitudes that became chronic with the passage of time. The maintenance team, not knowing what the issue was, ran the motor until the bearings had to be replaced...
- Mark Koch
- ALL-TEST Pro, LLC
Monitoring equipment requires an understanding of what you are looking for and matching sensing equipment to these signatures. Learn about how to best match sensing tools with the types of equipment you are monitoring and the vibration signals they generate as they age..
- Perfecto Martinez
Whenever the natural frequency of a turbine tower meets the rotor or blade frequency, it oscillates. It has a resonance. How do we avoid it…
- Partha Ravi
- Suzlon Energy Australia
Surface morphology is a detailed study of a surface. We studied the surfaces of railroad tracks and found that using analytical imaging helps us see what we cannot see with our naked eyes…
- Ashish Arora
- Institute of Noise & Vibration
This case study comes from a custom-made, four-story-high pump at Engro Fertilizers. In January 2014, we started noticing abnormal noise and vibration from the gearbox. But we couldn’t see anything apart from an increased gear mesh frequency…
- Haider Ali
- Engro Fertilizers