Pumps are critical pieces of equipment in a large variety of industrial settings. Although they are routinely monitored as part of a facility’s CBM program, the data captured in this way isn’t always enough to identify the signs of early-stage pump cavitation. Vibration data can provide valuable insight into the pump’s condition, and with the right monitoring setup can help you identify developing cavitation before serious damage or failure occurs.
- Elise Brannon
- Wilcoxon Sensing Technologies
More than 300 million electric motors are used in infrastructure, large buildings, and industry globally. These motors account for about 2/3rds of the industrial power consumption. Electricity is required in almost all areas of the plant to provide the driving force that either operates the equipment that produces the products or provides the services that the plant’s equipment was built to perform..
- Mark Koch
- ALL-TEST Pro, LLC
Studies show that 50 to 70% of all equipment failures can be directly traced to a lubrication-related issue, most of which can be found with oil analysis.
A small number of semiconductor manufacturers have overcome the noise, bandwidth and g-Range shortcomings commonly associated with MEMS sensors used in Condition-based Monitoring (CbM) by producing several medium and high-performance MEMS vibration sensors with the latter being comparable to piezo accelerometers.
- Chris Murphy
- Analog Devices, Inc
Understand how MEMS-based accelerometers are helping meet the demands on vibration sensors into today’s Condition based Monitoring Applications. This 2 minute tip will highlight key features and benefits of MEMS-based accelerometers in comparison to piezosensors commonly used for CbM...
- Thomas Brand
- Analog Devices, Inc
Vibration monitoring has been employed for some time now; indeed, we can be certain that it has been in use for almost two thousand years...
- Chris Hansford
- Hansford Sensors
Vibration monitoring on gearboxes is not obvious. Brand new gearboxes do have vibrations. Therefor putting alarm detection based on overall vibration levels often leads to false alarms or missed fault detection...
- Jos Sas
- Allied Reliability Group