WHAT IS VIBRATION ANALYSIS?
Vibration Analysis is used to detect early precursors to machine failure, allowing machinery to be repaired or replaced before an expensive failure occurs.
WHY USE VIBRATION ANALYSIS?
It is used for early detection of mechanical fatigue and breakdown. All rotating equipment vibrates to some degree, but as older bearings and components reach the end of their product life they begin to vibrate more dramatically, and in distinct ways. Ongoing monitoring of equipment allows these signs of wear and damage to be identified well before the damage becomes an expensive problem.
HOW CAN OES MONITOR THIS?
OES has the latest equipment and qualified accredited personnel to assess and equipment in use and determine and record the vibrations using sensors such as accelerometers and tachometers.
These recordings are later transferred to a computer and analysed using our bespoke software, visually displaying vibration waveforms. These recordings can be compared over time, and the gradual development of new vibrations that might indicate wear detected at their earliest stages.
WHAT BENEFIT DOES THIS HAVE?
Vibration Analysis can or is known to decrease downtime and increase savings, these types of surveys are becoming a have to have survey in the industry and is generally known as ‘condition monitoring’. When used correctly, it can result in huge cost savings when compared to traditional maintenance methods.
Traditional maintenance methods are predictive: components are replaced on a fixed schedule whether worn or not; and reactive maintenance: in which components are repaired only after they have broken down. Neither of these methods is ideal, although both are very common throughout the heavy industry sector, and both tend to incur much higher costs than those methods that use vibration analysis.
Maintenance departments today are asked to run with fewer staff and smaller budgets than ever before. Maintenance personnel can’t afford to continuously chase the next breakdown. They need to quickly and accurately identify developing faults and then get to the root cause of the problem so that it can be fixed once and for all.
WHY UNDERTAKE THIS PREDICTIVE MAINTENANCE?
To decrease downtime and increase savings: Condition monitoring. When used correctly, it can result in huge cost savings compared to traditional maintenance methods. Traditional maintenance methods are preventive. Components are replaced according to a fixed schedule whether worn or not. Traditional maintenance methods are also reactive, repairing components only after they have broken down. Neither of these methods is ideal, although both are very common throughout the heavy industry sector, and both tend to incur much higher costs than methods that use vibration analysis.
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