Any machine, during its usage, produces vibrations and sounds. When these vibrations increase abnormally, it is very likely that the machine is about to break down. Condition monitoring and preventive maintenance techniques are based on this principle.
Depending on the type of machinery and rated power, there are charts that define which level of vibration is acceptable. These values are often set by the manufacturers based on international standards such as the ISO 10816/20816 series.
A change in the vibration levels generated by the machine, even if it is below defined limits, is often indicative of a malfunction. This type of evaluation is called “first level”. In this phase, it known that the machine has a generic problem.
However, vibrational analysis, through more advanced analysis of the frequency, provides information about the specific issue, making it an excellent diagnostic evaluation.
These are some of the applications where Condition Monitoring is a strategic advantage: