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When Do You Need ODS?

Dennis Swanepoel | Lead Technician, WearCheck

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4 years ago

high horizontal vibrations in motor 1x dominant what is the reason behind of this. Other than structure looseness and misalignment

4 years ago

Thanks dennis:

I am interested in your video, I see frequent problems of distortion of motor reducers in the way you mention in your video. But what to do to avoid oscillatory movement:

1. Increase the power of the archimedes screw.
2. Increase stiffness
3. Lower the overload

Thank you.

Komani Mhango
4 years ago

Wonderful lesson about ODS and it has opened me up and I am sure it will help me because I have face this challenge here at our plant. We have a fan which is at times having vibrations and we have check alignment several times but still experiencing vibration and tried other problems but still it happens and with ODS I hope to rectify it

4 years ago

Good day . I would like to learn about ODS . What Would you indicate for me ? Thanks

About the Author

Dennis Swanepoel Lead Technician, WearCheck

I started my career attaining my National Diploma(S4) in Mechanical Engineering and becoming a Performance and Testing Technician in the Power Generation Industry. I have been in the field of Condition Monitoring for past 16 years. Starting out as an apprentice I managed to improve my knowledge in condition monitoring in various industries and becoming involved in training. In my first years in condition monitoring, I managed to be certified by Technical Associates as a trainer for their courses and started specializing in ODS and Modal Analysis. I have worked in various industries and are qualified in Vibration, Thermography and Oil analysis. I also specialize in operational Deflection shape analysis. Currently, my main duties are shared between starting up new service contracts, Special Investigations, Training (Mobius Training Partner) Industries that I have worked in include Power Generation, Coal Mining, Platinum/chrome refinery and mining, Waste Water Treatment, Food, Paper and Sugar Mills. My most recent achievement was to pass the Mobius CAT IV course and starting up two service contracts in the Power Generation Industry that include vibration, thermography, oil analysis, alignment.