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November 16, 2010 -
Maintenance & Operations
This is Chris Matt, Managing Editor of Print & E-Media with Maintenance Solutions magazine. Today's tip is vibration monitoring and analysis.
All rotating equipment vibrates, but as components begin to fail or reach the end of their serviceable life, they begin to vibrate more and in unique ways. Ongoing monitoring of equipment allows technicians to identify these indicators of wear and future damage well before the damage becomes total failure.
When technicians use condition monitoring correctly, it can result in significant cost savings compared to traditional maintenance approaches. Vibration monitoring and analysis allow technicians to detect problems and make the repair-or-replace decision before complete failure for such key components as:
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