The ability to measure, monitor, and analyze vibration is essential to many industries and areas of research & development. Unfortunately, the proper methods for creating an accurate and repeatable vibration measurement system are not always clear to engineers unfamiliar with the nuances of test equipment and vibration analysis.
Vibrations produced by industrial machinery are vital indicators of machinery health. Vibration analysis is used as a tool to determine a machine’s condition and the specific cause and location of problems, expediting repairs and minimizing costs. Machinery monitoring programs record a machine's vibration history. Monitoring vibration levels over time allows prediction of problems before serious damage can occur.
If a sensor is involved, it might be measuring the first vibration movements of an earthquake or a mechanical failure in an industrial setting. It’s typically noise that gives us the first clue that trouble looms—and if trouble is what you’re trying to avoid, there can be two aspects of vibration you should pay close attention to:
|Vibration level||Frequency range?||Temperature range?|
|Environment / atmosphere conditions||Electromagnetic or acoustic interference||Sensor size and weight|
|HVAC||Oil and Gas||Food & Beverage|
|Industrial health monitoring network sensors||Condition Based Maintenance Sensors||Wireless HVAC Sensors||Mobile Asset Tracking||Sucker-rod pump|
|Tire Pressure Sensors||All air, land and sea vehicle sensors||Battery and hard-wired power replacement||Wastewater sump pump|
|Boiler feed water pump for a cooling tower fan||Clean room fan||Mining plant conveyer||Meat processing plant chiller|
|Bread factory mixer||Football stadium HVAC fan||Construction site dewatering pump||Hospital pumps and fans|