Machines are monitored in order to detect and diagnose faults that could have a negative impact on the machines' life cycle costs and reduce their performance. It’s important to know the machines and their failure modes in order to optimise the monitoring solution, but it is also important to know the application. Identical machines can have very different applications so their faults and criticality can also be very different.
Even for similar process applications for the same machines, problems can be different from one plant to the next, depending on individual machine production capacity requirements, condition of the machine, availability of spares and manpower, quality of feedstock, etc. All of this has to be considered if the monitoring solution is to be effective in optimising the bottom line.
Brüel & Kjær Vibro has monitoring solutions for the various industries we specialize in, and these can be fine-tuned by our specialists to the customer's particular application.