Guidance for vibration practitioners on evaluating and determining the ideal location and mounting method of vibration sensors for each machine and vibration source to be monitored. Specific guidance is given for permanent accelerometer installations, route-based data collection, high-frequency vibrations, low-clearance locations, and electrical isolation.
- Peter Eitnier
- Wilcoxon Sensing Technologies
Many machinery problems are easy to detect and to diagnose, but sometimes the issues can only reveal themselves upon more in-depth investigation. This presentation will show how this data is acquired, displayed, and used for diagnostics.
- Bob Martin
- IMI Sensors
Choosing the right speed sensor for turbomachinery is of crucial importance for an accurate and reliable measurement. After all, the signal of the sensor is the input for an overspeed protection system. A faulty sensor leads to an unreliable input signal, which has a negative influence on the accuracy and reliability of the protection system.
- Istec International
Accurate placement and precise shaft alignment of machinery components is key for optimal and efficient operation. Although none of the traditional methods are bad or inadequate if carried out correctly, they can be complex and time consuming the least..
- Geert van Rijswick
- van Geffen AMS BV
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
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
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
Balancing cost reduction and efficiency improvement targets is a common source of frustration for maintenance and engineering managers. For facilities that operate continuously with no window for unplanned shutdowns, poor reliability and availability of machinery is far more serious, but even in factories with regular opportunities for maintenance, recovery can still be expensive and time consuming.
- AVT Reliability