Voices: Technology Toolbox

sheilaTechnology Toolbox highlights new products and technologies designed to improve asset reliability, maintenance productivity, safety, and cost efficiency. Plant Services Contributing Editor Sheila Kennedy focuses on a different functional area each month.

 

Move on this: Smart vibration analysis

Sheila Kennedy says better monitoring tools allow for greater flexibility, more-precise diagnostics.

By Sheila Kennedy, CMRP, contributing editor
Oct 10, 2018

Vibration is a tried-and-true indicator of equipment health. Developments spawned from the internet of things (IoT) are making vibration data monitoring and analysis easier and more widely applicable. Targeted solutions and complete ecosystems allow companies to avoid reactive maintenance and unplanned downtime resulting from imbalance, misalignment, bearing faults, and similar concerns.

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