Variable frequency drives (VFDs) have become a preferred method of process control for electric motor driven equipment ranging from vertical water pumps to centrifugal air fans. The following is a basic discussion of risks of using a VFD with direct driven centrifugal fans and methods of mitigating those risks to maintain equipment reliability.
- David Sheffler
- IVC Technologies
As predictive maintenance teams in industrial facilities strive for a more complete picture of their equipment’s health, high frequency vibration measurements have become a crucial addition to identify faults such as motor and pump bearing defects and gear tooth inconsistencies in high-speed gearboxes. As a result, there is an upsurge in demand for vibration sensors with a high frequency response.
- Meredith Christman
- PCB Piezotronics
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.
MEMS accelerometers are just now coming of age as vibration sensors in modern condition monitoring (CM) systems. Recent expansion of capability in measurement range, bandwidth, and resolution is enabling new concepts and system architectures...
- Mark Looney
- Analog Devices
Industry 4.0 applications generate a huge volume of complex data—big data. This naturally increases the potential for generating added value along the entire value chain. Only with relevant, high quality, and useful data—smart data—can the associated economic potential be unfolded...
- Dzianis Lukashevich
This white paper will present and shed more light on how ultrasonic technology is used and the benefits offered by DataSuite in the context of a power station...
- Steffen Moeck
We at IRISS cannot stress the importance of safety for electrical personnel enough and that why we created the IR Windows and Ultrasound Ports to help protect those doing electrical inspection by minimizing risk in this CBM data collection task.
- Drew Walts