In most cases, when equipment is in failure mode, it begins to make sounds that are not commonly heard during normal operating conditions. Once this sound is heard a defect (at least one) is already present in the equipment.
Using our vibration tools can assist in detecting the defect before that sound is heard with the naked ear.
Think of a vibration sensor as a stethoscope that allows a vibration instrument to listen to the heartbeat of the equipment. The heartbeat is then recorded and data can be viewed historically for that equipment. The data can then be compared to other readings collected on the equipment to quickly see if any changes have occurred.
Condition Monitoring, Maintenance Tips, Vibration Analysis by Mickey Harp CRL