accelerometer data Articles

  • 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 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

  • Senix ultrasonic sensors guide Oracle boat

    Oracle Team USA won the 2013 America’s Cup race with one of the most efficient sailing vessel ever built. Oracle Team USA’s AC72-class yacht, USA-17, was a 100’ long, 90’ wide and 223’ tall carbon fiber technological marvel capable of speeds in excess of 50 knots (57 mph). The yacht actually “flies” off the water on hydrofoils that lift the entire hull ...


    By Senix Corporation

  • 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

  • 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

  • Ambient Vibration Testing of a Bell Tower, Switzerland - Case Study

    The measurements and analysis presented here are performed by Dr. Reto Cantieni, RCI Dynamics, Switzerland. This case consider measurements conducted on the bell tower of the St. Peter & Paul church in Zürich, Switzerland. The measurements were conducted using a LMS Pimento data acquisition system. The sensors were PCB 93B31 accelerometers. The ...

  • 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 ...

  • Borås is blasting 2 million cubic metres of rock

    Borås blasting 2 million cubic metres of rock. With AvaNet Vibration, Bergsäker saves time and can easily share measurement data with the stakeholders in the Municipality of Borås. Borås is growing and there is considerable demand for commercial properties. To make room for more businesses, the municipality is now making major investments in the new Viared Västra ...


    By AVA Monitoring System

  • Vibration measurement with 300 measurement points at Värtaverket Case Study

    Fortum takes no risks when building Sweden’s largest biofuel-fired co-generation powerplant in central Stockholm. Building in central Stockholm always places high demands on safety. When building right next to a power plant in full operation, the safety requirements reach an entirely new level. ”The entire Värtaverket co-generation powerplant is in operation, producing ...


    By AVA Monitoring System

  • 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 ...

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