Vibration monitoring is a highly effective way to protect your rotating machinery from diminished performance and early failure. While some facilities work on a run-to-failure policy that keeps machinery running until it fails, others schedule regular and sometimes unnecessary maintenance. Both strategies can result in wasteful downtime and expense.
Instead, vibration monitoring for commercial or industrial areas in which rotating machinery plays a key role is a better solution for keeping machinery up and running with minimal downtime and loss of productivity.
Vibration monitoring can benefit your business and your equipment in six ways:
- It’s quick and efficient when you add vibration monitoring devices and software to your systems
- You can discover problems sooner to prevent excessive damage and downtime
- It increase reliability and productivity because you can monitor your machinery for optimum performance
- It’s safer because poorly-running machinery can damage facilities and injure workers
- It provides peace-of-mind because you no longer have to guess how your machinery is functioning
- It saves you money with fewer and less expensive maintenance and repairs
Vibration comes from the rotating shaft, adjacent machines, foundation, noise, rotating components, structural resonances, flow turbulences, and other sources. When machines are monitored with methods such as vibration analysis, they don’t require a tear-down to find out its condition. When a machine condition fault comes up through vibration monitoring, a repair can be scheduled when it’s needed — not before and not too late.
To learn more about vibration monitoring, contact the vibration experts here at HI-TEK Balancing.