Vibration analysis is a process of looking for anomalies and monitoring change from the established vibration signature of a system. The vibration of any object in motion is characterized by variations of amplitude, intensity, and frequency. These can correlate to physical phenomena, making it possible to use vibration data to gain insights into the health of equipment.
Vibration analysis can be used to:
- Find a developing problem that can be repaired to increase machine lifetime
- Detect and monitor a chronic problem that cannot be repaired and will only get worse
- Establish acceptance testing criteria to ensure that installation/repairs are properly conducted
- 24/7 continuous vibration monitoring can be use to predict failures as part of a predictive maintenance program