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. This is why vibration analysis for machinery is important to undertake.
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.