How Often Should Condition Monitoring Measurements Be Taken?

October 10, 2017

Condition Monitoring Expert Tip #2 by Mobius Institute This tip is sponsored by IMVAC (International Machine Vibration Analysis Conference) How do you decide how often measurements should be taken? Regardless of the condition monitoring technology, you must decide how often measurements will be taken. At one extreme, it could be a permanent monitoring system that takes […]






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Which Condition Monitoring Technologies Should You Use?

September 12, 2017

Condition Monitoring Expert Tip #1 by Mobius Institute This tip is sponsored by IMVAC (International Machine Vibration Analysis Conference) How do you decide which condition monitoring technologies to use? There are many condition monitoring technologies that we could employ. And within each technology there are sub-technologies. For example, within vibration analysis we can use high frequency […]






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How to Determine a Vertical Pump’s Natural Frequency

August 29, 2017

There are two commonly used testing methods to determine a vertical pump’s natural frequency. The first method is called a startup or coast down. In order to perform this method a tach signal is required for the speed to be tracked.  The pump is started and the amplitude and phase are recorded during start-up and […]






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Online Vibration, Ultrasound & Temperature Data Integration and Monitoring

June 27, 2017

In today’s modern world information is found all around us and it is available at the simple push of a button; 24/7/365. Machine condition monitoring systems (online systems) have been around for quite a while, but they have typically been reserved for the most critical and most expensive machines at a facility. These critical assets […]






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Are You Wasting Time and Money on Quick Repairs?

June 13, 2017
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Comments that I have heard in all types of industry are “We always have the time or money to do the repair over, but never time or money to do it right”.  Many times when equipment fails there is an incredible rush to get the machine back online due to some production requirement. This usually […]






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