Next-generation sensors based on MEMS technology, combined with advanced algorithms for diagnostic and prognostic applications, expand opportunities to measure a variety of machines and improve the ability to effectively monitor equipment, improve uptime, enhance process quality, and increase throughput. This 5 minute fact reviews misalignments and their characteristics to provide insights into some of the key system requirements that must be considered when developing a condition-based monitoring solution.
- Pete Spocik
- Analog Devices, Inc
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
Monitoring equipment requires an understanding of what you are looking for and matching sensing equipment to these signatures. Learn about how to best match sensing tools with the types of equipment you are monitoring and the vibration signals they generate as they age..
- Perfecto Martinez
PRUFTECHNIK sensALIGN technology upgrades ancient angularity and offset measurement practices..
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
Practical procedure to detect misalignment conditions in packages to gas compression stations...
- Jose Luis Rattia
- RECIP & ROTATING SERVICES CA
Failure mechanisms such as misalignment, balance, or lubrication issues can cause machinery failure. Many of these problems can be identified using standard non-destructive testing (NDT) methods including vibration analysis, infrared thermography, and tribology....
- Trent Martz
- IVC Technologies
View a few maintenance tips for protecting cooling towers and stopping any unplanned downtime with your equipment. Knowing the best detection technologies available today and how these can best be used, maintenance engineers can not only prevent failure but also significantly maximize machine uptime.
- Chris Hansford
- Hansford Sensors
TransCanada Turbines Test Cell repairs and services gas turbines in a unique test facility. The turbines are used primarily for compression, power generation and marine applications. After repair and servicing, the Test Cell undertakes performance tests of the turbines...
- Grant Dennler