Vibration is movement relative to a reference position, such as the centre line of a shaft on rotating equipment. It is a result of an excitation force or forcing function and may be either random or periodic.
Vibration monitoring can often pinpoint a failing element of a rotating machine in time to avoid catastrophic failure and costly replacement of machinery as well as lengthy production interruptions.
- Each machine fault generates a specific vibration pattern.
- The frequency of the vibration is determined by the machinery geometry and operating speed.
- A single vibration measurement provides information about multiple components.
Vibration Monitoring Can Identify The Following Problems
- Belt Problems
- Oil Whirl
- Vane pass
- Rolling element bearing defects
- Electrical Problems
- Sleeve bearing problems
- Flow problems
- Lubrication problems
- Gear problems
- Oil Whip
- Blade pass
- Pipe Strain
Vibration monitoring is used to improve profitability in every major industry in the world.