Having the Vibration Analysis Data Alone doesn’t Fix Anything

March 21, 2017

First and foremost vibration data setups must be properly configured to allow the correct results to be collected thus allowing the analyst to interpret the vibration data for defects. The defect findings should be presented in a manner that the personnel that are responsible for the repair of the equipment now have the necessary information […]






0

Triboelectric effect on vibration accelerometers

August 26, 2014

There are two primary types of accelerometers: one is the ICP (integrated circuit piezoelectric) having voltage output,  and the other is known as a CLD (current line drive) type, with a current output. The standard ICP accelerometer has a nominal output of 100 mv/g and the output of a standard CLD accelerometer is 9.81µA/g. Cable movement […]






Comments Off on Triboelectric effect on vibration accelerometers

Determining Proper Equipment Data Collection Intervals

July 31, 2014

Guest post by Brad Loucks, Mechanical Engineer at Pioneer Engineering In a condition monitoring vibration program, determining the appropriate intervals of data collection is just as important as the data that is being analyzed. Properly scheduled data collection intervals of equipment provides data analyst with a better picture of how equipment is performing over a period […]






Comments Off on Determining Proper Equipment Data Collection Intervals

Location! Location! Location! Vibration sensor placement is crucial.

June 24, 2014

For the highest confidence level possible while doing predictive vibration analysis work,  location and placement of your sensor are crucially important to you. However, sensor placement is sometimes a trade-off between time, safety, and precision. Most equipment is mounted with the shaft oriented horizontally to the ground and the analyst must decide whether to take […]






Comments Off on Location! Location! Location! Vibration sensor placement is crucial.

Two examples of how vibration monitoring saved time and money in heavy industrial settings

June 10, 2014

New portable and online-monitoring systems help extend the value of vibration monitoring into the heaviest of industrial operations. Here’s a look at how users avoided serious motor failure in mining and detected a critical bearing failure in paper-pulp production by using the right vibration products at the right moment. Case Study #1: A Phosphate mine […]






Comments Off on Two examples of how vibration monitoring saved time and money in heavy industrial settings