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Eddy Current (Proximity Probe) Transducer Installation: Part 1 Radial Vibration
Eddy Current (Proximity Probe) Transducer Installation: Part 1 Radial Vibration Eddy Current Transducers (Proximity Probes) are the vibration transducer of choice when installing vibrat
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
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
Conventions
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
Eccentricity
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
Fault Detection / OK Circuits
Fault Detection / OK Circuits Over the years, two methods of vibration transducer fault detection have become prominent: OK Circuits and Fault Detection Circuits. The objective of b
Field Service
Field Service Proper installation is critical to the performance, integrity and credibility of your Vibration Monitoring or Information System. A proper installation is dependent on, qua
Accelerometer Installation Guide
Accelerometer Installation Guide Table of Contents: Section I : Introduction Section II : Mounting Accessories Installation Tools Adhesives and Sealants
Balancing
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
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
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
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
Frequency Domain
Frequency Domain Frequency domain measurements and analysis have become increasingly popular to diagnose a particular machine fault. This measurement mode relies on processing the
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.
Piping Vibration
Piping Vibration Piping vibration can be an annoying problem which can consume unnecessary maintenance activity and can affect pumping system performance and endurance. The system inc
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
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