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Accelerometer Transducers and Installation
Accelerometer Transducers and Installation Accelerometers have been a popular choice for rotating machinery vibration monitoring. They are a rugged, compact, light weight transducer wi
Thermography Courtesy of SKF Maintenance Products Detect hot spots before they cause trouble.   Since the dawn of the industrial age, temperature has been us
Laser Sheave / Pulley Alignment Application Note
Large savings to be made with correctly aligned machines A common misunderstanding is that sheave/pulleys are not affected dramatically by misalignments. This assumption has res
Differential / Rotor Expansion
Differential / Rotor Expansion Differential Expansion (DE) and/or Rotor Expansion (RE) are very important measurements usually supplied by the Original Equipment Manufacture (OEM) as part of a
Eccentricity Shaft Eccentricity plays a very important role as part of a Turbine Supervisory Instrumentation (TSI) System on large steam turbines and should be included in retro-fit p
Journal Bearings
Journal Bearings Industrial machinery with high horsepower and high loads, such as steam turbines, centrifugal compressors, pumps and motors, utilize journal bearings as rotor supports.
Predictive Maintenance Program (PMP)
Predictive Maintenance Program (PMP) A Quality Rotating Machinery Predictive Maintenance (PM) Program for your facility will return your investment many times over. This type of PM
Reciprocating Compressors
Reciprocating Compressors Reciprocating Compressors are utilized in all manufacturing industries. Because these machines are capable of providing high pressure along with variable loading,
Thrust Position
Thrust Position Thrust Position Monitoring was one of the earliest applications for Eddy Current Transducers. When utilized for this application, it is one of the most important componen
Transient Analysis
Transient Analysis Transient analysis is the study of how various signals change during a machine's process or load change. This analysis is particularly important during a machine's
Velocity Transducer Installation
Velocity Transducer Installation The velocity pickup is a very popular transducer or sensor for monitoring the vibration of rotating machinery. This type of vibration transducer installs
IR Thermometers vs FLIR i-Series Infrared Cameras
IR thermometers (a.k.a. temperature guns) may seem inexpensive and simple, but they only read one average spot measurement at a time, making them painstakingly slow when scanning multiple targe
Marine Corrosion
  Link to RDI-CRE Corrosion Sensor and Kit   Marine Corrosion  Types of Marine Corrosion: Metal parts underwater are subjected to two basic types of corrosion: g
IR Measurements and Emissivity
IR Measurements and Emissivity A basic understanding of emissivity and reflectivity of materials is required for using and understanding Infrared temperature measurements. All materials emit thermal