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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
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
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Field Application Note: Reverse Dial Alignment
Courtesy of STI Vibration Monitoring Inc. Misalignment can be the most usual cause for unacceptable operation and high vibration levels. New facilities or new equipm
SKF Bearing Greases and their Applications
Courtesy of SKF Maintenance Products      LGMT 2 SKF general purpose industrial and automotive bearing grease
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
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
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,
Reverse Dial Alignment
Reverse Dial Alignment Mis-alignment can be the most usual cause for unacceptable operation and high vibration levels. New facilities or new equipment installations are often plagued
System Response
System Response An understanding of how a spring mass system responds to vibratory influences is helpful in understanding, recognizing and solving many problems encountered in vibrati
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
Turbine Supervisory Instrumentation 1
Turbine Supervisory Instrumentation 1 Specification of a Turbine Supervisory Instrumentation (TSI) system can be an exhausting process when the individual parameters must be specified
SKF Bearing Life Cycle
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Lubrication - Glossary of lubrication terms
Maintenance knowledge: Lubrication - Glossary of lubrication terms Thickener or soap Thickener or soap is the system, which holds the oil and/or additives together to enable the lubricati
Interpretation of the International Standard ISO 10816-3
Part 3: Industrial machines with normal power above 15kW and nominal speeds between 120 and 15,000 RPM when measured in situ. Second Edition 2009-02-01 Classification according to machine type, rated