Keep equipment running with ultrasound and other PdM technology
This special report explains how to use ultrasound and other complementary PdM technologies to keep machinery running.
Reliability-centered maintenance programs are most effective and most proﬁtable when a variety of appropriate technologies and tools are used to complement one another. Vibration analysis and ultrasound are as complementary as two sides of the same coin. Ultrasound is a useful monitoring tool, capable of detecting failing rolling element bearings and over- and under-lubrication conditions. The best overall machinery monitoring program is one that utilizes multiple, integrated monitoring technologies that are well-suited to detect expected failures modes. For low-risk machines, vibration analysis can be performed by a mechanic or operator using a vibration data collector or vibration meter. For machines of higher criticality, a certified vibration analyst should use advanced vibration data collection and analysis hardware and software. This special report explains how to use ultrasound and other complementary PdM technologies to keep machinery running.