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 […]

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What Should be the Frequency of Condition Monitoring Activities in a Typical Facility?

June 11, 2013

Most equipment failures are not age related.  The equipment will provide some sign of impending failure if we have the right tools available to understand the change in condition. A lot of facilities assign monitoring intervals based upon arbitrary schedules such as 30,  90, 180 or 365 days.  Often this is due to a lack of […]

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How often do you collect vibration data on your equipment?

June 20, 2012

Vibration Route Frequency How often do you collect vibration data on your equipment?  Is it monthly, quarterly or even yearly?  Most of the time Management will allow data collection frequencies based upon the importance they assign to vibration analysis or available resources at the time.  Management may actually ask that vibration data be collected every […]

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