Keeping a close eye on the condition of critical equipment is fundamental in any industrial facility. When critical bearings fail, it almost always leads to unplanned downtime and interrupted production process, costing companies thousands in production loses. In this case study we will look at how an online monitoring solution using ultrasonic sensors was able to detect an issue on a critical bearing before it turned into a big problem.
- Peter Boon
- UE Systems Inc.
Why wireless sensor Fmax is Critical. Lack of lubrication is a major cause of bearing damage & bearing failure. Therefore, it is critical for vibration sensors to be able to detect the higher frequency vibration resulting from lack of lubrication, which is generally far above 1kHz..
- Mike Olszewski
- Reliability Concepts
This presentation introduces the concept of HD condition monitoring technology, showing how it has been used to detect bearing damage in a low-speed gearbox. The presentation describes the spalling process in bearings with supporting photos of real bearing damages and suitable techniques for early damage detection.
- Tim Sundstrom
- SPM Instrument
The vibration and oil data for the gearbox in this Gypsum stirrer was normal. But we knew something was wrong. A borescope camera showed us something astounding...
- Matthew Fallow
- Asset Quality
Preventive and predictive maintenance may achieve the same goals (healthy assets), but only one keeps costs reined in while improving maintenance as a business value driver.
- Frederic Baudart