Simplified Vibration Monitoring: ISO 10816-3 Guidelines
The ISO 10816-3 standard provides criteria for evaluating the vibration of machinery according to measurements taken on non-rotating parts, such as bearings, bearing pedestals, or housings. It serves as a general guideline for determining overall machine condition based on the magnitude of vibration and changes in vibration levels over time. While these aren’t always the only factors that need to be considered when identifying faults, the standard is very useful for performing basic vibration analysis.
- Elise Brannon
- Wilcoxon Sensing Technologies
iCOMOX: Connectivity Options and Application
The Intelligent Condition Monitoring Box also known as iCOMOX is an open-source sensor fusion platform designed for Condition-based Monitoring (CbM) applications. The iCOMOX can measure vibration, sound, temperature, and magnetic field displacement. This device can...
- Richard Matsick
- Analog Devices, Inc
Technology Based Crane Monitoring and Diagnostics
Overhead cranes are often a single source cause of downtime in any manufacturing facility, especially when discussing those performing services in a steel mill’s melt shop. Often, these assets do not have redundancy that would allow for one to be taken....
- Stephen Bailey
- IVC Technologies
Cracking the ISO Code to Lubricant Cleanliness
So what does it really mean to increase lubricant cleanliness? We read various articles and textbooks that talk about how increasing the cleanliness of an in-service oil will increase the life of a component and the lubricant, but how do we make that happen...
- Mark Barnes
Bridging the Maintenance Gap to Condition-Based Maintenance Part II
EMSDs, along with data analysis and a new approach to maintenance called condition-based maintenance, can exploit the information age to not only bridge the knowledge gap, but to also improve the efficiency, safety, reliability and cost of electrical system maintenance…
- Martin Robinson
- IRISS Inc.
Hybrid Analytics: The Value of Machine and Human Supervision
Big Data is a power to be harnessed. For the nearly three decades since the concept of Big Data entered the public consciousness, researchers, programmers and data scientists have struggled with the best way to leverage the information and take full advantage of it...
- Noah Bethel
- PdMA Corporation
Putting the Simple Back into Viscosity
Simply stated, viscosity is defined as the internal resistance of a fluid to flow. That doesn’t sound too difficult, does it?
- John Sander
- Lubrication Engineers
Maintenance Inspection Windows on Transformers
Transformers are everywhere feeding various voltages into our homes and businesses. When a transformer fails in a commercial or industrial environment, that failure can disrupt a significant portion of your facility operations...
- Rudy Wodrich
NFPA 70E 2018 Edition – Changes and Implications for Personnel Performing Condition Based Maintenance Tasks
The 2018 Edition of NFPA 70E Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace, was released in late 2017 with little fanfare. However, there are several significant changes in this edition that have potentially wide-ranging implications for maintenance personnel...
- Rudy Wodrich