Grease, excess paint, etc. can affect the quality of collected vibration data. The below 3 steps will ensure that the best possible data quality is always collected:
- Always carry a rag, scraper, brush, etc. to clean each measurement location before acquiring vibration data.
- Make sure that the measurement surface is flat and the sensor is not rocking during data collection.
- Hold the cable during data acquisition to prevent movement that may induce electrical noise and affect measurement quality.
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Maintenance Tips, Vibration Analysis by Trent Phillips CRL CMRP - Novelis