The Devil is in the Details when it comes to equipment setup in a vibration database

April 7, 2015

Recently, while assisting a customer in setting up a vibration database, the subject of creating the best trending template for a boiler feed water gearbox came up. This particular application requires trending templates to monitor a complex machine train consisting of four separate machines. For the purpose of this discussion we’ll concentrate only on the […]


Are you in tune with your #ConditionMonitoring Database?

October 1, 2013

A successful condition monitoring program is only as good as the database for it that is configured by the end user. A condition monitoring database should be treated as a living entity. The database can only grow and fulfill its main objective by constantly having information added to it to continuously strengthen the database. When […]

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Back up your Vibration Data!

June 20, 2013

With the shift in technology over the last ten years, it is easier to store pictures, music, and documents on a computer. The computer allows quick access to files and the ability to share them. Of course, with technology there are risks, but most can be minimized. One of the worst things that can happen […]

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Do you archive your historical vibration data or keep it around forever?

August 17, 2011

Do you archive your historical vibration data or keep it around forever?  If your Condition Monitoring department does not have a plan to deal with database management, then it is critical that you develop one. Usually, the vibration data has lost any historical value after a couple of years and keeping this data stored in […]

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Preventing Vibration Data Loss in Disasters

April 13, 2011

You never know when disaster will strike and you will experience an issue with your vibration database file(s). Many things can go wrong with a database that may prevent it from being used in the future. Someone could accidently delete equipment setups, routes or even large amounts of historical data. The hard drive could malfunction […]

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