Which is the Best Bearing Fault Detection Technique?

December 5, 2017

Condition Monitoring Expert Tip #5 by Mobius Institute Now this is a tricky question to answer… We have a few contenders: high frequency vibration analysis, regular vibration analysis, ultrasound, oil analysis, wear particle analysis, and infrared analysis. Let’s start by ruling a few of them out. Infrared analysis is used to detect heat in a […]

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One Condition Monitoring Technology is Not Enough!

November 7, 2017

Condition Monitoring Expert Tip #4 by Mobius Institute This tip is sponsored by IMVAC (International Machine Vibration Analysis Conference) There is no doubt that technologies such as vibration analysis, oil analysis, ultrasound and infrared are very powerful. They can tell you a great deal about fault conditions in rotating machinery, electrical systems, and more. But if […]

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Is your Application FIT for Ultrasound?

September 26, 2017

I often hear the question, “what can I detect with ultrasound?”. The fact is, ultrasound is such a versatile condition monitoring technology we tend to ask it to do things beyond its capabilities. And that’s fine because I firmly believe every technology should be pushed beyond its limits. It’s how we get better. But to […]

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A Better Black Liquor Process – Vacuum Leak Inspection

August 15, 2017

Reposted from ReliabilityWeb One method of detecting vacuum leaks is to use airborne ultrasound detection, a technology already widely used for positive leak detection in compressed air systems. But finding vacuum leaks is not as straightforward as finding pressure leaks, and often times, the method is abandoned in frustration. One problem here is the quality […]

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Monitoring Plain Bearings With Ultrasound

August 1, 2017

For rotating machines, it is necessary to reduce friction most of the time to increase efficiency, decrease power losses and support loads. The element of choice is the well known team of bearing and lubricant. Bearings, in their different configurations, are one of the most efficient ways to reduce friction between a stationary and a […]

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