Image
 
Home > Vibration Analysis & Monitoring Equipment

Analysis & Monitoring Equipment

A condition monitoring system is concerned with the early detection of failure. Vibration Monitoring systems, whether traditional techniques based on displacement, or acoustic emission sensor techniques, form part of your CM tool chest.

Machinery vibration analysis equipment is part of a machine monitoring system that aims to provide months of warning of developing problems. This can save your company serious disruption by avoiding unnecessary downtime and delays. There is also the potential for both on and offline implementation of these facilities, subject to capability and level of available technology for the techniques, which makes them perfect for food and beverages, power generation and marine and offshore industries alike.

If you are interested in any of our vibration analysis or monitoring systems and equipment, please contact us today to speak to one of our specialists.

Machine Vibration Analysis

Vibration monitoring equipment uses techniques based on the use of accelerometers, which are well known in the field of CM, and can be classified in to three main categories: Perfect for maintenance engineers, vibration monitoring ISO 10816 offers an instinctive understanding that a machine is vibrating unusually from the non-rotating parts. Great for small machines, electric motors and pumps and production motors. A mainstream CM option and essential addition to any other technique used, vibration analysis offers a more sophisticated improvement in signal to noise ratio for repetitive defect signals. This highlights what is internally causing the vibration. This technique looks for high frequency signals from cracks or impact rather than a repetitive movement from vibration. As a passive technique acoustic emissions can diagnose incipient machinery prior to undertaking lengthy diagnosis. Highly effective in detecting the very early onset of machinery fault conditions where needed most.

Acoustic Emission Machinery

There are many approaches which fall under the umbrella term ‘condition monitoring’, each with its own features and areas of excellence. These include machinery vibration monitoring and analysis, and also acoustic emission analysis systems.

At Parker Kittiwake we also specialise in:

Relative Inputs in to CM Assessment
Human Senses Human Senses
Temperature Airbourne Noise
Energy Consumption Lubricant Condition
Process Quality Wear Debris
Vibration VA Corrosion & Crackin
Process Perameters (CEMS) Leak Detection

Available from Parker Kittiwake

Techniques in BLUE = Technologies available from Parker Kittiwake


Parker Kittiwake focuses on techniques such as an acoustic emission system that provides for the greatest protection or longest period of warning for potential damage and eventual failure. While machine vibration monitoring systems can help prevent the worst cases of damage.

The use of two (or more) appropriate technologies can provide a much more complete picture of the likely failure mechanism, thus offering you reduced machinery downtime and a much more efficient recovery. The table below identifies the variations of expertise that different condition monitoring options cover.

Comparison of the main machinery CM techniques
  AE VA IRT OA WDA
Sensor Position Not Critical Critical Not Critical Not Critical Critical
Expertise Low High Medium Medium High*
Applicability Wide Wide Wide Wide Medium
Damage Detection Early Early Low-Med Early Medium
Low Speed Sensitivity High Low Low High High
  Available from Kittiwake  
AE - Acoustic Emissions Parker - Holroyd Technology
VA - Vibration Analysis
IRT - Infra Red Thermography  
OA - Oil Analysis Kittiwake Analex Technology
WDA - Wear Degree Analysis Parker Kittiwake technology, built-in data processing and require low level of expertise for accurate data interpretation.

The CM machinery techniques that are available from Parker Kittiwake:

  AE
Accoustic Emissions
VA
Vibration Analysis
IRT
Infra Red Thermography
OA
Oil Analysis
WDA
Wear Debris Analysis
Sensor Position Not Critical Critical Not Critical Not Critical Critical
Expertise Low High Medium Medium High*
Applicability Wide Wide Wide Wide Medium
Damage Detection Early Early Low-Med Early Medium
Low Speed Sensitivity High Low Low High High

If you are interested in any of the above vibration analysis products and services, or you would like to speak to one of our specialists about which vibration monitoring option is best suited to your needs, please don’t hesitate to contact us now.
Quote Button
Approvals held within the Kittiwake Group
Image iec Image atexfoot Image germanischer_lloyd Image invest_in_people IRQA Image lloyds_register Image abs Image certi Image sira Image mca Image 234501