Vibration Analysis

All rotating systems such as fans, pumps, motors, gearboxes and turbines vibrate when they are operating. To measure this vibration signal, we utilise a specialist sensor and software. The vibration patterns change as the system condition changes and this is where Vibration Analysis is used as a tool to improve reliability.

Changing forces within the system generates the vibration which is transferred to the bearings and is the result of rotational and frictional forces. The vibration measured at the bearing of a machine; it is actually the response of the bearing housing to the forces generated inside the machine.

Indeed, vibration analysis provides very early warnings of fault conditions and mechanical problems. Additionally, we can detect faults before there is any affect to the system operations. An example of these faults is:

  • Unbalance
  • Looseness
  • Resonance
  • Pump issues
  • Gear faults/wear
  • Inadequate lubrication
  • Bearing health
  • Steam traps/valves

Our Vibration Analysis offerings:

  • Routine (Walk around) vibration condition monitoring services
  • Independent wireless and online vibration set up
  • Remote Analysis
  • Corrective on-site Laser Alignment
  • Corrective on-site static and dynamic balancing
  • Ad-hoc fault finding and resolution services
  • Asset structural vibration issue resolution
  • Training and mentoring in all make’s of equipment
  • Independent advice on what vibration equipment will suit your requirements for quickest payback

View our case studies page for more information.