Introduction to condition monitoring
The best way to avoid machinery failures is to know they’re coming. This is precisely what condition monitoring enables. Condition monitoring is the process of determining the condition of machinery while in operation. The three major steps in a condition monitoring system are data acquisition, data processing, and data assessment for maintenance decision-making and fault diagnostics and prediction.
Successfully implementing a condition monitoring programme enables the repair of problem components prior to failure. This not only helps reduce the possibility of catastrophic failure, but also allows you to order parts in advance, schedule manpower, and plan other repairs during the downtime.
Gain further insights about condition monitoring
Detection vs. analysis – knowing not just what, but why
Getting to the root of the problem can help you prevent it from happening again, and again, and again…
Getting a complete picture: the value of alternate signal processing methods
Learn more ways to analyze vibration signals and deviations from the “norm”.
Two ways to see and understand vibration data: time waveform analysis and FFT spectrum analysis
Explore the benefits of two common ways of visualizing vibration data.
Tips for achieving optimal vibration measurements
Make the data you collect as useful as possible by measuring at the right time, in the right way.
Gauging machine health with “overall” vibration
Learn the importance of understanding the total or “overall” vibration energy measured within a frequency range.
Vibration (amplitude vs. frequency)
By analyzing the specific types of vibration, you can identify its cause and take appropriate repair action.
How to know when a shaft is bent
Learn to diagnose a bent shaft using overall vibration measurements, spectral analysis and phase measurements.
Using vibration to diagnose looseness
Learn the causes and effects of looseness and how to diagnose it with spectrum analysis.
Understanding and diagnosing the three types of imbalance
Learn the differences between static imbalance, couple imbalance and dynamic imbalance.
Misalignment: A major machinery problem
Gain insight into the types and causes of misalignment and how to diagnose it.
Analyzing spectra using the process of elimination
Learn how to identify frequency ranges, verify fault frequencies and determine the severity of the problem.
Collecting useful information for spectrum analysis
Discover valuable tips for gathering the data you need to diagnose machine problems and prevent them from reoccurring.