Vibration analysis is the backbone of most predictive maintenance programs. It provides the ability to establish performance trends that will enable you to better predict the onset of wear in bearings, gears and other internal parts and identify existing and future problems in your equipment reducing production losses due to unscheduled downtime, maintenance and repair costs and increase equipment life.
Benefits of predictive maintenance:
- Minimizes or eliminates downtime
- Reduces or eliminates catastrophic machinery failures
- Reduces maintenance costs
- Reduces unscheduled maintenance
- Reduces spare parts inventory
Vibration analysis is the backbone of most predictive maintenance programs. Using the latest hardware, software and analysis techniques we’ll establish performance trends that will enable you to better predict the onset of wear in bearings, gears and other internal parts.
Ask for a demonstration of our early bearing and gear wear technology. Identify existing and future problems in your equipment reducing production loss due to unscheduled downtime, maintenance and repair costs and increase equipment life.
Other vibration analysis services that we provide include:
- Resonance testing and correction
- Structural vibration testing and correction
- Equipment Start-up’s
- Machine Certification
Oil analysis is a powerful tool for identifying internal component wear and determining lubricant serviceability. Some oil suppliers offer oil testing but don’t perform the type of analysis required to identify problems. Test packages are customized for the type of machine being analyzed. Recommended actions are written in plain language. An excellent complementary technology to a vibration analysis program.
Infrared thermography is an essential tool for identifying heat-related electrical problems that can cause a serious plant outage or worse. Loose or broken connections, overloads and system imbalances are detected and analyzed. Contact us for your next infrared survey and you’ll appreciate our well-documented reports with color photographs and thermal images of problems found.
RCFA (root cause failure analysis)
Regardless of all the measurement and detection methods, our ultimate goal is to identify the underlying cause of a problem and determined the best way to prevent a reoccurrence. This is where our 70+ years of experience in the electrical and mechanical industry proves itself. We carefully disassemble and inspect failed equipment, review recent PdM reports and go onsite to collect the information necessary to uncover the true reason for equipment failure. Our repair or engineering staff can then make recommendations or equipment modifications in order to prevent failure reoccurrence.
Motor Circuit Evaluation: Uncover high resistance connections, insulation breakdown and electrical imbalances, in the motor’s power circuit, rotor and stator before they cause unexpected downtime. Determine the future reliability of your motors.
*Does require machine stoppage
Current Signature Analysis: Rotor problems in AC induction motors are often misdiagnosed. We can determine whether a rotor problem is present and the exact severity of the problem without stopping the machine.
A single ¼” diameter air leak could be costing you $15,000 per year. We can perform a leak detection survey identifying air, vacuum, steam or gas leaks and provide you with an annual saving report. Ultrasonic spectrum analysis assists us in detecting early bearing and gear wear and in listening for lubrication issues. We can also detect electrical arcings, tracking and corona in electrical systems and locate leaks in sealed vessels and containers.
Using a calibrated microphone we can determine the A-weighted sound level of a machine or workspace and locate and identify unwanted noise sources.
Machinery imbalance is blamed for 40% of the vibration problems in rotating equipment. We’ll correct imbalance at the machine’s normal operating speed and in the machine’s own bearings providing accurate and time-saving results. Reduces structural stresses and ensures proper bearing and seal life.
Misalignment generates unwanted vibration, increases energy usage and places stress on bearings, seals and coupling components. Our laser alignment services will set your equipment straight and provide you with documented before and after correction results.
Proper lubrication of motors and driven equipment is critical; but can be overwhelming when attempting to determine the proper frequency, type and quality of lubricant for the wide range of equipment at your facility. We can assist you in sorting thru these issues or manage a lubrication program for you. Using ultrasonic listening equipment, we’ll determine when lubricants reach grease-lubricated bearings, insuring lubrication while avoiding over-lubrication.
Stress Wave Measurements
A powerful vibration analysis tool used to detect bearing and gear tooth wear in early stages allowing us to identify problems early and track problems until your next scheduled outage.
Some vibration problems have similar symptoms such as imbalance, looseness, misalignment and bent shaft. Phase analysis assists us in pinpointing the exact cause to ensure the right maintenance action is taken.
An unhealthy machine generates wear particles at an exponential rate. The detection and analysis of these particles assist in making critical maintenance decisions. Machine failure due to worn out components can be avoided. It is important to remember that healthy and clean oil leads to the minimization of machine wear.contact us