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Routine Condition Based Monitoring

ROUTINE CONDITION BASED MONITORING typically involves route based vibration collection to be taken and analyzed based on a quarterly frequency for most equipment. When equipment is critical and non-redundant monthly based data collection is the best way to ensure unforeseen defects do not evolve into unforeseen failures. Vibration analysis testing should be a core component of any reliability centered maintenance program. A compliment to vibration analysis is to monitor machine lubrication utilizing routine oil sampling and analysis. Infrared inspections also play a key role in monitoring inaccessible bearings and associated electrical components. CMS analysts have been certified by the ASNT (American Society of Non-destructive Testing) as Category III Analysts.

Route based vibration analysis is a powerful tool in monitoring machinery vibration and overall health. A good well designed vibration data collection route will provide the customer with “over the horizon” information on their equipment condition. Vibration analysis is very effective in identifying the following:

  • Roller element bearing defects
  • Misalignment
  • Unbalance
  • Coupling issues
  • Bearing vibration
  • Mechanical looseness
  • Distorted case due to uneven base
  • Rotor bar issues
  • Resonant frequencies (very destructive to healthy equipment)
  • Process related influences such as cavitation
  • Excessive load
  • Excessive looseness
  • Rubs
  • Gearbox defects

In short, if the equipment is critical to the process or expensive to repair then vibration analysis will save down time and maintenance expenses. For equipment that is difficult to access, vibration sensors can be permanently mounted to make vibration testing easier for all involved.

CMS understands the dynamics of transferring good information into action. The value to the customer of a good reliability program is only realized when information provided is converted to action. The focus of the CMS group is to work with the various personnel within the customer’s organization to ensure the best value is realized.

Although the reporting process can be very technical, a simple straightforward field report is the primary tool to empower front line maintenance personnel to optimize equipment performance.

CMS provides vibration training in conjunction with Mobius Institute. Vibration analyzers, are available for purchase through our online store.

Data is collected and analyzed utilizing a combination of CSI Portable Vibration Analyzers.

To learn more on how condition based monitoring can benefit your facility and for information on receiving a complimentary vibration analysis review, contact a CMS representative today at our toll free number: 1-888-359-3277. We currently perform vibration analysis testing in the Las Vegas, Southern California, Phoenix and Virginia areas on a monthly basis.

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