Nuclear Power Plant in Turkey chooses B&K Vibro

Before the decision is made to build a nuclear power plant, a few things are very clear. First, safety is the top priority. Second, to avoid catastrophic failures, a nuclear power plant needs solutions with unique integration features to monitor and protect the equipment. Third, this system must be reputable and proven in nuclear technology. […]

Interview with Peter Kytka: Descriptors – The Heart of Asset Reliability

Let's start with the basics - can you explain what a "descriptor" actually is? The word “descriptor” = “describing something” by using a “scalar value”. In our condition monitoring business, this value may describe a specific asset failure mode like the “unbalance” of a component – such as a shaft. Many other scalar values can [...]

World Bee Day 2022

May 20th was World Bee Day! The day is dedicated to bees and aims to remind us of biodiversity and food security. Without bees and other pollinating insects, life as we know it is not possible. The existence of 75% of the world’s crops used for food production depends on pollination, especially by bees. Last […]

B&K Vibro is sponsoring technology working group at Darmstadt school

Brüel & Kjær Vibro (B&K Vibro) is sponsoring the purchase of fischertechnik construction kits for a robot construction lab working group at the Marienhöhe School Centre in Darmstadt/Germany.   At the beginning of the year, we decided to financially support young people, with a passion for technology, at our HQs locations. Back in the spring, […]

Brüel & Kjær Vibro launches new MEMS-based ‘fit and forget’ velocity sensors

DARMSTADT, Germany (Feb. 18, 2022) – Brüel & Kjær Vibro (B&K Vibro), one of the leading worldwide independent suppliers of condition monitoring solutions for rotating machinery, has launched the VSI-101 and VSI-201 with dynamic output, part of its new micro-electro-mechanical system (MEMS velocity sensors) based velocity sensor range. Extending the already popular and proven range […]

Brüel & Kjær Vibro announces VCM-3/SETPOINT product enhancements

DARMSTADT, Germany (April 29, 2022) – Brüel & Kjær Vibro (B&K Vibro), one of the leading worldwide independent suppliers of condition monitoring solutions for rotating machinery, has delivered a range of product enhancements for its VCM-3/SETPOINT® offerings to deliver a single, integrated SETPOINT® condition monitoring system (CMS) solution. VCM-3 data can be fully integrated with VC-8000 data […]

Growth of LNG infrastructure increases need for condition monitoring

Right now, billions of dollars are being invested in LNG infrastructure. With the growth of LNG has come improved technology. The technology to make assets more efficient and operating costs lower. Because of that technology, plants are adding more equipment to production. The new additional equipment will also need monitoring. So, while production trains are […]

Condition monitoring prevents machines from causing costly fires

Condition monitoring prevents many machine issues. Recently a North American refinery has been facing costly fires. The refinery identified the solvent booster pump as the cause of the fires. The monitoring schedule for the pump was once a week and was performed using a hand-held vibration instrument. Monitoring once a week seemed like enough given […]

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