Vibration can be an indication of a developing fault condition and can cause impairment in other equipment and structures. Early detection of vibration is essential in order to avoid critical damage, expensive repair and possibly health and safety hazards.
It can be minute and perhaps not even noticeable but when it is, it can become troublesome and lead to unwanted consequences.
Vibration is found in most rotating equipment, and changes to this vibration often indicate the onset of a developing fault which if left unchecked can lead to failure and unplanned downtime.
A variety of methods can be used in order to monitor and analyses vibration. CMEC offer a full range of services for monitoring vibration on rotating equipment, pipework and in structures, providing advice and solutions to ultimately improve plant reliability.
On rotating equipment, vibration monitoring can be used to detect a wide range of failure modes such as bearing problems, misalignment, imbalance, mounting soft foot, mechanical looseness, resonance, and many more. Our team of engineers are certified ISO Category 2 (or higher) vibration analysts.
Services can be offered as part of an on-going condition based maintenance program or as one off troubleshooting exercises to address particular issues. CMEC can conduct comprehensive surveys, which include visual observations alongside vibration and strain measurements to further assess any areas of concern immediately and under the prevailing operating conditions.
On-site measurements of dynamic strain and vibration use multi-channel instrumentation systems, together with the analysis and assessment of the measured data as well as fatigue life analysis.
These methods include:
Multi-channel vibration monitoring systems
Dynamic Strain Measurement and Fatigue Analysis
Dynamic Pressure (pulsation) Measurement
Quantitative ‘Likelihood of Failure’ Assessments