predictive maintenance solutions
Vibration analysis is one of the most commonly used predictive maintenance technologies used in industry today for rotating equipment. Thru the utilization of instrumentation, equipment condition is monitored and internal component faults are identified, measured, and quantified. Through this process, critical failure of mechanical equipment can be avoided while extending the life cycle of monitored equipment.
ROUTE BASED VIBRATION ANALYSIS APPLICATION
The utilization of vibration analysis for rotating equipment can cover a broad base of equipment in today’s modern industrial environment. The scope of component coverage would include motors, gearboxes, agitators, ammonia compressors, air compressors, pumps, fans, blowers, bearings, grinders, hammer mills, presses, extruders, etc. If it “turns on a shaft,” your piece of equipment can effectively be monitored under a proactive vibration analysis program.
COST BENEFITS OF VIBRATION ANALYSIS
Component only replacement reduces equipment costs
Instead of replacement of the entire piece of equipment due to critical failure, the repair is made prior to failure and the cost is minimized to the price of the component ( bearing and the labor needed for the repair.
Component only replacement reduces labor costs
Repairs are scheduled and the amount of time for the repair is reduced because of component replacement instead of equipment replacement. Also, the frequency of repair for critical failure of equipment will be reduced and the amount of “critical callouts” will be greatly reduced.
Component only replacement reduces lost production time
Component only replacement is scheduled with production to take place during scheduled downtime. Unscheduled downtime may cost thousands of dollars per hour. A proactive maintenance department can head off critical failure downtime by scheduling repair during non-productive times.
COST BENEFIT CHART OF VIBRATION ANALYSIS