On Site Vibration Analysis & Field Balancing
Tying Profits to the Advantages of Preventive Maintenance by Condition Monitoring and Vibration Analysis:
Preventive maintenance doesn’t just enhance the lifespan of regularly used equipment; it enables higher performance and good efficiency. How well equipment performs depends on a huge number of factors ranging from the quality of the equipment in use to environmental factors.
However, generally speaking, well maintained equipment performs better than poorly maintained equipment. Companies that take the time to maintain their equipment on a regular schedule typically get the best performance possible out of their equipment and them overall maintenance, its cost and breakdown are less than who don’t do preventive maintenance.
The performance of company equipment is often intimately related to profits. Many companies rely heavily on their equipment, and the more efficiently and smoothly their equipment performs, the more profit they can make.
While it is true that in the short run companies that do not spend time maintaining their equipment well can make more money, in the long run their equipment will end up performing more poorly, and they will end up losing a great deal of money.
Preventive maintenance doesn’t just increase what managers can get out of equipment, it also makes it possible for managers to save money on power costs. Equipment that is poorly maintained typically requires more electricity or fuel to run.
This increase in electricity or fuel use may seem trivial at first, but it typically ends up costing companies a great deal. While these costs may end up remaining hidden, they still end up negatively impacting the bottom line.
The protection, consistency and effectiveness of rotating machinery are of a key apprehension in industries and key of smooth running of plant.
Main Five Advantages of Preventive Maintenance:
☛ Extends the useful lifecycle of assets decreasing the need for capital replacements.
☛ Enhances the efficiency of equipment keeping them running more efficiently and lowering power expenses.
☛ Enhances the performance of assets by increasing uptime.
☛ Enhances customer (internal or external) service because maintenance teams have less unplanned maintenance and can respond quicker to new problems.
☛ Contributes positively to the reputation of companies.
The protection, consistency and effectiveness of rotating machinery are of a key apprehension in industries.
Condition monitoring of a machines helps to retain the effectiveness and performance of a machine to its optimal level. The condition monitoring of a rotating machine is efficient, but often it is difficult and labor intensive task for maintenance crew to troubleshoot the machine.
Vibration analysis is a method used for condition monitoring of the machine. Effective vibration signal extracting techniques have a critical part in diagnosing a rotating machine. Many vibration signal extracting techniques have been proposed during past some years. The paper presents review of some vibration feature extraction methods applied to different types of rotating machines.
Condition monitoring (or, colloquially, CM) is the process of monitoring a parameter of condition in machinery (vibration, temperature etc.), in order to identify a significant change which is indicative of a developing fault.
Condition monitoring (or, colloquially, CM) is the process of monitoring a parameter of condition in machinery (vibration, temperature etc.), in order to identify a significant change which is indicative of a developing fault. It is a major component of predictive maintenance. The use of condition monitoring allows maintenance to be scheduled, or other actions to be taken to prevent consequential damages and avoid its consequences. Condition monitoring has a unique benefit in that conditions that would shorten normal lifespan can be addressed before they develop into a major failure. Condition monitoring techniques are normally used on rotating equipment, auxiliary systems and other machinery (compressors, pumps, electric motors, internal combustion engines, presses), while periodic inspection using non-destructive testing (NDT) techniques and fit for service (FFS) evaluation are used for static plant equipment such as steam boilers, piping and heat exchangers
What are the benefits of Vibration Condition Monitoring (VCM):
☛ Extend machine life.
☛ Prevent catastrophic failure and emergency shutdowns.
☛ Reduce your liabilities to damage claims.
☛ Reduce production downtime and loss of revenue.
☛ Minimize maintenance costs by avoiding unnecessary periodic maintenance.
☛ Achieve energy savings though reduced power consumption.
☛ Lower the risk of component damage.
☛ Conform to the environmental controls of State regulations, i.e. EPA.
☛ Ensure safe operating and working conditions.
☛ Monitor impact to residences, businesses and heritage buildings.