When wiring an online remote monitoring system or accelerometers into a termination box/switch box, it is a good practice to run the cables inflexible or rigid conduit. After the fact, it is highly recommended to label both ends of each cable with their respective measurement location. If ferrule tags are not available for labeling, colored electrical tape can be used and marked with an indelible marker.

If you have an online monitoring system, it is recommended to send data (overall vibration), alarm values, and machine status to your process control system or DCS. The data can be sent using MODBUS TCP/IP or MODBUS RTU. This way, there is no need to run extra wires into your control system.

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by Alex Nino CRL