accelerometer data Articles

  • Brüel & Kjær accelerometers - 65 years of excellence

    The Thirties Already before the two young engineers Per V. Brüel and Viggo Kjær graduated as Masters of Electrical Engineering in 1939, they had decided to start a company together. However, they felt it was necessary to learn more and get some practical experience before actually going ahead, so P.V. Brüel became assistant to professor P.O. Pedersen in the newly created ...

  • Forget big data! Collect the right data

    The term big data is everywhere nowadays, but what does it actually mean? According to a definition provided by Google, big data is ‘extremely large data sets that may be analysed computationally to reveal patterns, trends, and associations.’ Sounds great, right? In theory, yes. Through big data, businesses can have a greater overview of their operations than ever before, allowing ...


    By Hansford Sensors

  • How to ensure successful acceleration enveloping

    Following the interest shown in our recent blog discussing acceleration enveloping, the sophisticated signal processing technique that helps to pinpoint bearing failure at an early stage, we thought it would be a good idea to explain how to successfully implement it. ...


    By Hansford Sensors

  • GSM-enabled remote monitoring of rural handpumps: a proof-of-concept study

    The continued expansion of mobile network coverage in rural Africa provides an opportunity for simple and low-cost hydroinformatic innovations to measure and transmit data on handpump use for policy and management improvements. We design, build and test a Waterpoint Data Transmitter to determine its robustness, functionality and scalability. Results demonstrate that this novel application using ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Calibration – the sure way to accurate measurements

    Calibration   During testing, microphones and accelerometers can change sensitivity or break. They might look intact, but what happens if you continue measuring without having calibrated your transducer? Can you trust your data? Do you have to redo the entire test? In cases of extreme testing you might only have one shot at getting your measurement right as the product gets ...

  • Keeping quiet about DCNS

    DCNS, one of Europe’s leading naval defence groups and contractor for integrated warships and systems, is a dedicated user of Brüel & Kjær sound and vibration solutions. This article, written with the support of DCNS, illustrate show PULSE™ is playing a central role at key DCNS operation centres in Northern France; helping with design, maintenance, acceptance testing ...

  • Opening the envelope on bearing vibration

    A sophisticated signal processing technique can help to pinpoint bearing failure at an early stage. Chris Hansford, Managing Director at Hansford Sensors, explains. Experienced operators can often tell if a machine is not working properly, on the basis that is does not ‘sound right’. The same principle can be applied – using modern electronics – to identify the exact cause ...


    By Hansford Sensors

  • Transducers – “A lifetime of quality”

    At Brüel & Kjær, transducers are a core part of our business. They have been for more than50 years – almost a lifetime! The quality of our transducers is world-renowned. It is the result of our unique experience and knowledge, backed up by meticulous testing and quality control. Experience, Knowledge and Innovation Our experience and knowledge, acquired over ...

  • Planning for shake down

    Design improvements at operating power plants continue to challenge plant staff and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). While basic design calculations consider the capacity of components and stresses resulting from their use, few consider vibration issues in great detail in the design. Vibration can lead to instrumentation failure, cracking and fatigue damage, or early degradation of the ...


    By ABS Consulting

  • How Remote Sensing Can Save Time & Money - Roads & Bridges

    A 2014, Department of Transportation report finds that to maintain the condition of U.S. highways and bridges at 2010 levels through the year 2030, between $65.3 billion and $86.3 billion per year would be required. A suburb in the greater St. Louis area has recently been ...


    By EnTech Engineering Company

  • An Inertial Measurement Unit Application for a GPR Tracking and Positioning

    Abstract Abilities of an inertial measurement unit (IMU) for ground penetrating radar (GPR) tracking and positioning are presented at this paper. The IMU operation principle is based on calculating of the device's orientation in space via measurement of linear accelerations and angular velocities. Features of the IMU, GPS and wheel odometer are compared. Principal scheme of the IMU consisted ...


    By Transient Technologies LLC

  • Case study - Grand Forks wastewater authority - North Dakota, U.S.A.

    Service: SmartBall - Leak & Gas Pocket Detection Client: Grand Forks Wastewater Authority Project Date: 2008 Type of Pipeline: Force Main Diameter: 30- and 36-inch Pipe Material: PCCP and PVC Length: 46,464 Feet Pressure: Results: 6 Gas Pockets In late October 2008, the Grand Forks Wastewater Authority ...

  • Vibration monitoring and analysis in aircraft engine test cells

    Snecma, part of the SAFRAN group, is dedicated to the production of engines for both air and space. Working alone or in partnership, Snecma designs, develops and produces engines for civil and military aircraft, launch vehicles and satellites. The company is organised in three divisions: Commercial Engines – Snecma and GE Transportation team up to produce the bestselling family of CFM56 ...

  • The future of leak detection starts today

    For many water engineers the day in the office begins with a look at the screen. They can analyse the results of the nightly measurements of their fresh water pipelines in a few minutes and make important decisions for the day. Are there any new leaks in the system? Using the information found, the water engineer can send his workers to precisely those points that the leak detection system has ...


    By Gutermann AG

  • Construction and Civil Infrastructures Monitoring Systems

    Civil infrastructures are usually monitored through its whole life cycle. SHM (Structural Health Monitoring) technologies enable the estimation of the structural state and detection of structural change that affects the performance of a structure. Two discriminating factors in SHM are the time-scale of the change (how quickly the state changes) and the severity of the change. These factors ...

  • HAV mis-measurement – to no standards whatsoever…

    Misunderstanding Hand Arm Vibration monitoring marketing material can put hands and safety policies at risk. Caveat emptor. We are regularly asked about new vibration measurement technology, particularly re the latest hand-held, glove or wrist mounted transducers that are presented as the latest assessment improvements. Whilst they may be useful tools, unfortunately some claims have been ...

  • PULSE makes explosive readings

    About Kockums AB The Danes haven’t always been on the best of terms with their neighbours in Sweden! The late1600s were troubled times in the Baltic. Having conquered the provinces of Skåne, Blekinge and Halland from Denmark, the then Swedish King Karl XI realised that he needed a naval base in the south of Sweden to defend these new acquisitions. Therefore, Karlskrona was ...

  • Inalfa - production testing of sunroof systems

    Production Testing of Sunroof Systems Sound and vibration are growing in importance as critical factors in product quality. Therefore, manufacturers are required to perform noise and/or vibration quality testing prior to shipping a product. The proper implementation of such a test is a significant challenge – one that can offer a very large return on investment. To address this ...

  • Fine-tuning acoustic isolation in buildings

    ACCIONA Infrastructure is ranked among the leading construction companies in the world - and is recognised for implementing the most advanced and innovative technology.  As research and design is vital to keep the company at the cutting edge in relation to technological developments, ACCIONA Infrastructure created a team to analyse noise and vibration. Where traditional ...

  • Ulsan Technopark - Automotive Parts Innovation Center, Korea

    Ulsan Technopark Ulsan Technopark’s Automotive Parts Innovation Center provides test services for its customers who are mainly manufacturers of components, both Tier 1 and Tier 2. Brüel & Kjær’s PULSE platform, LDS shakers, arrays and transducers are all used at the facility for automotive NVH vibration testing, environmental testing and material testing. ...

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