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
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
Understand how MEMS-based accelerometers are helping meet the demands on vibration sensors into today’s Condition based Monitoring Applications. This 2 minute tip will highlight key features and benefits of MEMS-based accelerometers in comparison to piezosensors commonly used for CbM...
- Thomas Brand
- Analog Devices, Inc
Condition-based monitoring (CbM) is the Industry 4.0 equivalent of wearable fitness devices. With the explosion of connectivity comes the opportunity to observe the physical world like never before and to see physical processes in action, in real time, in fine detail. In industrial....
- Stuart Servis
- Analog Devices
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