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Straightness Measurement
Application Note Courtesy of Damalini Straightness measurement is done on a large number of applications, for example balks, rolls, machine constructions, transportation lines etc. The basic
Flatness Measurement
Application Note Courtesy of Damalini Flatness Flatness measurement is done on for example machine tables, wire parties in paper making machines, flanges (circular planes), machine foundations
Plumb Line Measurement
Application Note Courtesy of Damalini Measurement of straightness and center line relative to an absolute plumb line is done on for example turbine and generator shafts. The measurement program uses
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
Acceleration Enveloping
Application Enveloping Acceleration envelope measurements are a new introduction to the inventory available to vibration analysts. Although initially it would seem to be most useful for detecting
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
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
PM Program Part 2: Routes
PM Program Part 2: Routes This application note will provide a basis for creation of a Predictive Maintenance (PM) data collector route. Establishing an efficient PM data collector ro
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
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
Dial Indicator Alignment
Dial Indicator Alignment Procedure The procedure for doing reverse dial indicator alignment is not a difficult one.  There are several steps which need to be taken for a s
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
Laser Alignment of Cooling Tower Jack Shaft
Application Note Courtesy of Damalini Proper Alignment Will Reduce Your Carbon Footprint! Traditionally, maintenance departments do not sing their own praises. Maybe that should change? In many co
Accelerometer Installation Guide
Accelerometer Installation Guide Table of Contents: Section I : Introduction Section II : Mounting Accessories Installation Tools Adhesives and Sealants
Balancing Unbalance is a very common source of high vibration that is identified by excessive levels of vibration amplitudes at a frequency that is synchronous with machine speed. Possib
Bearing Failure Modes
Bearing Failure Modes This application note presents specific failure modes associated with machinery having journal bearings. Signal measurements presented here are time waveforms that
Classification of Machines
Classification of Machines This application note will provide a basis for selection of the machinery list of a Predictive Maintenance (PM) data collector program. Creating a PM mach
Comparing Vibration Readings
Comparing Vibration Readings Comparing vibration level readings taken by different types of instruments and transducers can be very confusing and can lead to mistrust of the systems involve
Cooling Tower Fans
Cooling Tower Fans Cooling Tower Fans have applications in all industries. They remove heat from other materials, usually water. A cooling tower may consist of one cell or many individual cells