Vibration monitoring systems provide vital information on the vibration levels emitted from a given source. Continuous monitoring is carried out on large industrial machinery in order to monitor the levels and patterns of vibration. The purpose is to detect any abnormalities and provide an evaluation of the overall conditions of the machine in operation. Vibration levels can be monitored on machines at locations such as:
- Construction sites: Vibration levels can be monitored across construction sites when demolitions and refurbishments are taking place.
- Oil rigs: Machines operating in a potentially explosive atmosphere must be closely monitored all of the time.
- Wind farms: Wind turbines need to be monitored closely to ensure their components are working effectively in harsh environments.
Vibration levels and magnitudes are commonly measured at these sites using vibration monitoring equipment such as accelerometers and other industry specific vibration monitoring systems. These systems are used to measure the amount and frequency of vibration in a given application, machine or piece of equipment. The information provided can help businesses analyse changes in acceleration, temperature, strain, distance or force.
Not only do vibration monitoring systems provide an accurate analysis of vibration levels, but they are extremely useful for identifying mechanical and electrical faults within machinery. Identifying any faults that may be causing abnormal vibration levels and alerting personnel that some kind of action needs to occur will help maintain safety levels and ensure the danger is removed before it is too late.
Here at Monitran we offer a range of vibration monitoring systems that are designed to protect all sorts of machinery and moving parts, including: motors, pumps, fans and gearboxes. Our equipment can be used in harsh industrial environments, making it the vibration monitoring solution for industries such as mining and power generation.
Please contact us to find out more about our vibration monitoring systems.