Vibration - The -Key to Machinery Condition

CIM Bulletin, 1972

K. M. JARRETT. Regio•nal Sales Manager, IRD Mechanalysis, Division of H. H. Robertson Co. Ltd., Stoney Creek, Ontario

Nobody has, as yet, made a perfect machine. Therefore, when a machine is operating and functioning as it is designed to do, there is always some vibration present. This is easily and simply measurable with present-day equipment and any increase in the amount of vibration will indicate a potential failure. When an increase is noted, vibration analysis can pinpoint the cause of the potential failure and remedial action can be taken before an unscheduled shutdown is necessary or a breakdown occurs.
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