Maintenance departments today often face difficulty finding sufficient resources — skilled labor, time and budget — to meet the ever-growing demands of a plant or facility. Prioritization of equipment maintenance tasks is more crucial than ever. And while many critical assets feature built-in sensors that provide early indications of impeding problems, many vitals assets remain unmonitored including rotating equipment such as pumps, fans and compressors that are not often fitted with built-in sensor technology. That’s where remote, wireless vibration monitoring comes in.
Vibration monitoring with continuous remote, wireless sensors is one of the most effective ways to detect, and thereby prevent, equipment failure or downtime. This is a cost-effective, scalable strategy to extend coverage, particularly for assets in difficult-to-reach or dangerous locations,and to identify abnormalities associated with most faults including imbalance, misalignment, looseness and late-stage bearing wear before a failure occurs.
Reliability engineers, maintenance managers and maintenance technicians can now use vibration sensors to preserve asset health. Installing a vibration sensor on an asset allows you to spend less time taking manual measurements and more time addressing problems that could lead to downtime or equipment failure.
The identification of imbalance, looseness, misalignment and late-stage bearing wear through vibration monitoring benefits a predictive maintenance program by empowering teams to:
Vibration monitoring technology via remote, wireless sensors provides reliability and maintenance teams with actionable data that can help determine when further analysis is required to decide when intervention should occur.