Vibration Monitoring is a measurement and recording technique that captures long-term vibration data for vibration source identification, ongoing preventative maintenance or safety-related requirements.
The successful implementation of a Vibration Monitoring program or project depends on an understanding of the source vibration of interest and the specific vibration measurement and ongoing monitoring parameters. For example, the monitoring of ground vibration or building foundation vibration typically requires simply the monitoring of Peak Particle Velocity (PPV) vibration parameter.
By comparison, the monitoring of building structural floor vibration or other machinery related vibration associated with root causing a specific issue is likely to require the monitoring of detailed frequency based/spectral vibration data. Spectral vibration data is commonly required for assessment of human comfort and highly sensitive optical or medical equipment. Spectral vibration data is often invaluable for correlation with known machinery source vibration characteristics.
In certain cases, the monitoring and recording of raw vibration sensor “signal data” can be a useful technique to “listen” to structure-borne noise. Consequently, this allows for any further complex vibration post processing requirements.
Engineering Dynamics is equipped with both laboratory level and field based Vibration Monitoring systems together with an extensive range of vibration transducers and significant experience and expertise to conduct virtually any vibration monitoring project.