Is Your Vibration Analysis Pointed in the Right Direction?

April 10, 2018

With the proliferation of online monitoring systems utilizing permanently mounted sensors, users will need to beware of “direction sensitive” vibration and possible sudden unexpected failure due to insufficient data. The thought of insufficient data may seem incredible when thinking of constantly monitored equipment, but consider the all too common (imho) practice of uni-directional (one direction) […]

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Don’t Let your Equipment/Machinery Get a High

March 27, 2018

While the person in charge of collecting vibration data is actually collecting the data, they should watch the data “live” for unusually high amplitudes or discontinuities in the data. This will not increase the data collection time, and if any of these issues are detected, the person can evaluate whether or not the data is […]

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“It’s Too Late Baby Now” Technically Speaking

March 6, 2018

♫ And it’s too late baby now, it’s too late; though we really did try to make it. Something inside has died and I can’t hide and I just can’t fake it…♫ So go some of the lines of the old Carole King hit from 1971. Unfortunately, that pretty well sums up the situation for […]

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Could’a – Would’a – Should’a in Facility Maintenance Industry

February 13, 2018

How many facilities only collect vibration data when it doesn’t interfere with other activities? So often collecting and analyzing data is only one part of a given person’s responsibilities and workloads dictate that the collection and/or analysis take a back seat. When this happens, machine problems are not detected and therefore not reported for corrective […]

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My Spectrum Does Not Indicate Misalignment so my Machine is Aligned, Right?

January 30, 2018

Condition Monitoring Expert Tip #9 by Mobius Institute No, sadly, that may not be correct. If the spectrum (and phase readings) indicate misalignment, then the machine will be misaligned. But if there is no indication of misalignment, the machine may still be misaligned. I know that may not make sense, but unfortunately it is true. […]

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