Do you use accurate alarm values for your vibration analysis program or other Condition Monitoring technologies?
Setting accurate alarm values will help you identify equipment, however, the benefits go beyond this. Missing alarms or inaccurate alarms may force your analyst to review every machine each time data is collected, which wastes a lot of time that could be used more productively for other reliability efforts. Setting accurate vibration alarms ensures that data for each machine does not have to be reviewed each time it is collected. The vibration analysis software, vibration data collector or other CM technology can alert your analyst of those machines that actually need to be reviewed. This will increase the analysis accuracy and save you time and money. There are many tools available with our VibWorks vibration analyzer and data collector to assist the analyst in setting alarms, foremost of which is the SAM, or “Smart Alarm Module”, where alarms can be set or adjusted utilizing Linear, Standard Deviation, or manual entry.
Vibration Analysis by Gary James CRL