If you’re a technician and it’s your job to take these readings with a hand-held data collector, this trend can be described with one word - boring. While there is always value in taking a reading on a rotating asset and using your 5 senses to look for issues that might not be picked up with vibration, this only extends so far for machines that rarely have issues..
‘The Cloud’ refers to software, services and data that are stored on the internet. However, this data is not just stored in a random location; it will be located on a group of computers operated by a service provider. Typically it will be Microsoft, Amazon, or Google, but other providers are available. These companies have vast arrays of computer servers located in Data Centres around the world, and your data will be kept in one or more of these data centres – and generally restricted to one region (for example, the US or EU) upon request.
- David Procter
For more complex analysis, analysts require further tools to diagnose better the issues. Playing the TWF as an audio file is a good way of listening to the vibration to potentially hear knocking, pinging or high frequency whistling, denoting a problem to further diagnose, as if you were actually beside the machine.
- Alan McCall