accelerometer technology 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 ...

  • Successful trunk main correlations in Australia, the land of long pipes - Case study

    The Aquasscan TM Successfully locates leaks at distances over 1KM in Sydney. The Gutermann Aquascan (Trunk Main) correlator provided a series of high performance correlations in trials performed in Sydney, Australia.  Sydney Water provided a 1.2 KM of 600mm OD Steel trunk main for a series of tests to be performed to evaluate the performance.  The testing was administered by ...


    By Gutermann AG

  • 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 ...

  • Maintenance tips for cooling towers - White Paper

    Cooling towers are prone to the typical causes of rotating machine failure such as misalignment, but also face a range of specific environmental challenges, including high or gusting wind speeds, dust, sand and, in coastal locations, high concentrations of salt. In the 1990s, for example, vibration and accelerated wear caused a fan blade to shear off a cooling tower in Pennsylvania, ...


    By Hansford Sensors

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Good looks Are not enough

    With its stringent exterior and interior noise testing programs, the FIAT Group gains competitive advantages in a market where customer satisfaction is the key to success. For its wind tunnel test programs, Brüel & Kjær is FIAT's preferred supplier covering the whole measurement chain – from microphones and accelerometers to the most advanced noisemapping solutions. The FIAT ...

  • 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 ...

  • The vibration monitoring evolution

    A recent report from Markets & Markets estimated that demand for vibration monitoring systems will reach nearly $1.5 billion by 2020. That’s a staggering increase of around 50% compared with today – with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of more than 6.5%. Is this growth a big surprise though? As a company that has seen first hand the rapid evolution of the ...


    By Hansford Sensors

  • 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. ...

  • From a trucker’s seat – the American eream comes true!

    With its high focus on interior noise testing programs, Commercial Vehicle Group (CVG) gains competitive advantages in a market where driver comfort is not only an essential, but also a vital safety issue as well as a tool to improve driver retention. For its vibration and acoustic test programs, Brüel & Kjær is CVG’s preferred supplier of accelerometers and microphones as ...

  • 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

  • Vibration testing of fuel probes

    Aerial Refuelling The American Bell-Boeing V-22 Osprey is a multimission, military, tilt rotor aircraft with both a vertical and short takeoff and landing capability. It combines the functionality of a conventional helicopter with the high-speed cruise performance of a long-range turboprop aircraft. But even though it is long-range, some missions require in-flight refuelling. The V-22 Osprey can ...

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • TRaC UK – LDS V984 vibration testing of fuel probes for the V22 Osprey

    The Partnership Founded in 1934 as Flight Refuelling Limited (FRL), Cobham plc is a British manufacturing company based in Wimborne Minster, Dorset, England. It is organised into four core technology divisions – Mission Systems, Defence Systems, Avionics and Surveillance, and Aviation Services. The Cobham Mission Systems Division claims to be the world market leader for air-to-air ...

  • 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 ...

  • Sonic booms – environmentally friendly?

    JAXA and Brüel & Kjær Join Forces to Measure Sonic Booms Brüel & Kjær and JAXA join forces in a research project to measure sonic booms. Side-by-side with JAXA’s ABBA sonic boom system, Brüel & Kjær’s PULSE LAN-XI based data acquisition and analysis system is used to study the effects of sonic booms on buildings. When ...

  • Distributed Measurements Unlock the Future of Design

    The next generations of materials and design will require sensing technologies that can monitor beyond the scope of point sensors such as thermocouples and strain gauges. New sensing platforms based on optical fibers can obtain spatially continuous, real time data, giving developers detailed insight across broad areas into how their materials and designs behave. Such systems also can sense ...


    By Sensuron

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