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

  • Imbalance
  • Belt Problems
  • Resonance
  • Oil Whirl
  • Vane pass
  • Cavitation
  • Misalignment
  • Rolling element bearing defects
  • Electrical Problems
  • Sleeve bearing problems
  • Flow problems
  • Lubrication problems
  • Gear problems
  • Looseness
  • Rubs
  • Oil Whip
  • Blade pass
  • Pipe Strain

Vibration monitoring is used to improve profitability in every major industry in the world.