Vibration monitoring is a very efficient way to detect (and prevent) equipment from failure or even downtime. With vibration monitoring you can screen a lot of faults including things like imbalance, misalignment, looseness and bearing wears. With those screenings you will be warned for possible failures. Those common faults are tracked hundreds of thousands of times with different machines. Because of this we know the importance of vibration monitoring. All this knowledge is set into specific algorithms and have proven to be highly successful on different kind of machines, like motors, pumps, and fans.
One of the downsides of making a good vibration analyses is that is not easy at all. The simple handheld vibration analysis equipment is most of the time used for scheduled routes, but the real vibration testers are harder to use. Someone who wants to use this kind of equipment needs a lot of special training, and sometimes help from a third-party is needed as well.
Why use vibration monitoring?
Engineers or technicians use vibration monitoring to preserve asset health. When they use the vibration analysis equipment on an asset it will reduce the time, they need with measuring everything manually. This results in more time to address the problems the machine can have.
What does the empowering team need to do?
When there are problems being found, it is important to find a way to solve those problems in an efficient way. The empowering team will first collect and analyse the data from the vibration system. After this they need to find and correct the failures on earlier stages. Then they need to be sure they unexpected downtime is avoided and finally they will collect historical data to justify maintenance spend.
Vibration analysis equipment is a technology they can help a lot of companies. Be sure you use the right equipment and do the work with people with the right knowledge. With this, you will prevent a lot of unnecessary issues.