In a rolling mill production line, inlet and outlet roller conveyors represent a critical point and can reduce drastically the line efficiency in case of unexpected bearing failures.
- Samuel Quintero
- DarkWave Thermo
In the world of vibration analysis, sample rate is a key element of any vibration analysis activity.
- Dr. M. David Howard
- Erbessd Instruments
What is a thermal image?
Thermal images are created by converting thermal radiation into a visible light image that we as humans can interpret. One important point to remember about thermal imaging is that it is a non-contact measurement of radiated energy in a very narrow wavelength band.
- PJ Cloete
- AVT Reliability
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
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.
In the field of vibration analysis, it is often argued that slow rotating components are the most challenging to monitor. When they are monitored, poor decisions and delayed detection are the result. However, just as with easily detectable high speed component faults, slow rotating components can have equal, if not better, success in early detection and prognosis. With adequate sampling techniques, and an easy to navigate software, you’ll increase your lead time detection and eliminate catastrophic failures. Presented by one of ONYX InSight's mechanical engineers, who monitors thousands of slow rotating and critical components in their portfolio - Jon Sharf will share his experience in this field.
- Jonathan Sharf
- ONYX InSight