The nuclear industry must increase the availability and reliability of its power stations whilst ensuring that a high level of safety is maintained. The principal weak points in achieving this objective are the industry`s systems and components.
The infrastructure required by the iron and steel industry is considerable, and includes a variety of rotating machines such as pumps, fans and rolling mills. Processes and operating conditions vary according to the product worked, and may involve cyclic operations, complex facilities, and stringent security and accessibility constraints.
The oil and gas industry requires major infrastructure in terms of refineries and offshore extraction platforms which operate continuously. A large number of essential rotating machines, structures and piping networks are subjected to high levels of demand in a difficult environment, leading to the potential for breakage.
Environmental noise is unwanted sound and vibration coming from a plethora of sources, among them industrial plants, road and rail traffic, construction work, and aircraft. Add to these sports events, shooting ranges, leisure parks, etc, and you have noise from many different sources, each with different characteristics and posing specific problems for the professionals who have to assess them. The way the problems are dealt with differs immensely from country to country and is very much dependent on culture,...
Industrial sites are subject to regulations that limit sound and vibration levels at their perimeter and with regard to third parties. The taking of measurements at intervals remains one of the most frequently used methods of evaluating the noise and vibration levels of such sites.
The water and wastewater industry uses a large number of pumps of all sizes and ratings, along with their associated driving motors, and they are often run continuously. Monitoring the health of their bearings using vibration sensors enables faults to be detected early, reducing unplanned maintenance shutdowns and supply interruptions.
Typical locations where vibration sensors can be fitted include vertical pump upper and lower bearings, horizontal pump and compressor inner and outer bearings, and thrust bearings...
Noise ordinance covers the monitoring of noise in major urban areas in the US. Common complaints from residents include: Barking dogs, Noisy neighbours, Loud music, Construction noise, Industrial noise, Transportation noise.
By implementing a noise and vibration monitoring system, the impact of construction site activities can be managed by: Complying with legal requirements relating to public health sanctioning the absence of appropriate precautions to limit abnormally high levels of noise and vibrations. Taking environmental quality considerations into account (HQE approach). Limiting noise and vibration pollution with the comfort of neighbouring residents in mind. Enabling companies in the public works and construction industry to...
Real time monitoring of structures is an excellent field of application for wireless sensor networks. ADVANTICSYS has provided solutions for the monitoring of structure in different fields, from bridges, where the vibration has to be controlled both in the construction and operation phase, to cultural heritage buildings with their structural integrity under risk.
Common examples of construction applications include curing concrete, structural testing, temperature monitoring of building materials, vibration monitoring, and more. CAS DataLogger offers many durable and weatherproof data logging solutions monitoring temperature, vibration, pressure, force, and more, along with vibrating wire strain gauge support.
Norsonic is a world-leading supplier of sound measuring equipment for the motorsport industry. We have a long experience in supplying sound measurement solutions for racetracks, ranging from single noise monitors to large multichannel monitoring solutions with sophisticated reporting system.