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Conventions This application note provides a set of conventions to provide order and meaning to how transducers relate to their mounting and the machine. Motion Towards Vibratio
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
CMCP1100 Wiring Diagram
Wiring Diagram for CMCP1100 Courtesy of STI Vibration Monitoring Electrical powering requirements Most internally amplified vibration sensors require a constant current DC power source. General
Accelerometer Installation Guide
Accelerometer Installation Guide Table of Contents: Section I : Introduction Section II : Mounting Accessories Installation Tools Adhesives and Sealants
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
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
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
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
Field Wiring
Field Wiring There are a number of items to consider when installing a permanently mounted vibration monitoring system. One of the most critical considerations is the selection and insta
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.
Machine Classifications
Machine Classifications The type of vibration monitoring system to install on a machine train will depend upon how the machine train is used in the plant process. A very important machin
Maintenance Methods
Maintenance Methods Every facility that produces a consumer product has some requirement for maintenance or upkeep of their machinery. Depending upon the product and, to some extent, the
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
Turbine Supervisory Instrumentation Improve Reliability and Performance with a TSI from STI Vibration Monitoring STIís Turbine Supervisory Instrumentation (TSI) Systems provide cont
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
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
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