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Route Based Analysis:

Trending of vibration data gives each piece of equipment a history that can be watched over time to see any changes in the operation of the machine.

Spectrum analysis helps to determine the problem with the machine in question. Misalignment, unbalance and bearing faults are very common problems found in today's industry.

By combining trend and sprectrum analysis, problems can be detected before serious damage can occur. Finding these problems ahaead of time, allows you to make repairs at YOUR convenience, rather than at your plants peak production hours.

Graphical reporting produces clear vibration data/results and recommends the steps in resolving issues with the machine. 

 

 

 Troubleshooting and Damage Analysis:

When machine and component damage is a repeating phenomenon, it's time to find the cause of the problem and identify possible solutions. Measurements on running machines are a good source of information on the major causes of damage.

Damage can generally be grouped in the following categories:

  • Wear
  • Product Flaws
  • Operating Errors
  • Damage Caused by People
 

 

On-Site Balancing Services:

Increased machine vibration is an undesirable phenomenon that is detrimental to product quality, places components under additional strain and reduces operational reliability.

UNBALANCE IS THE MOST COMMON CAUSE OF INCREASED LEVELS OF VIBRATION

We are able to detect and eliminate unbalance situations. The balanicng results are automatically compared to the evaluation criteria for the balance condition of rotating, rigid bosies as stipulated in the ISO standard. 

 

Vibration Monitoring Programs:

Online vibration monitoring of rotating equipment offers a complete picture of the health of your machinery. Measurements can be scheduled hourly or daily to show the condition of machinery at all times.

When connected to an ethernet connection, updates and alarm status can be sent vis e-mail or SMS and the equipment can be monitored remotely.

We offer complete systems, temporary systems, installations and remote monitoring of your equipment as required. 

Acceptance and Baseline Testing:

The acceptance test is based on a specification that includes procedures, measurement locations, process conditions, measures and how they are processed and acceptable levels of vibration. If no specification exists, a baseline test can be conducted and the data compared with general vibration standards.

Baseline tests are conducted prior to and during periodic monitoring program activity. The baseline test is used to determine the nature and level of normal vibrations of a machine. When baseline vibration levels change, condition can be observed and maintenance action initiated.

 

Resonance and Critical Speed Testing:

Resonance and critical speed tests can be carried out to obtain information abut the dynamic characteristics of a machine and its structural support and piping. Information about resonances and critical speeds is helpful in machine diagnosis and when a machine and its associated structures must be redesigned to ovecome chronic problems.

Resonances and critical speeds are frequencies that are governed by the design and operating condition of the machine. A resonance is a condition in a structure or machine in which the frequency of a vibratory force is equal to a natural frequency of the system. If the vibratory force is caused by a rotating machine, the resonance is called a critical speed. Vibration at or close to this speed will be amplified and therefore damage can be severe.