bearing monitoring Articles

  • Monitoring vibrations, mechanical seals, and bearings for safety and performance

    With more than 70 years of experience in plastics processing, Switzerland-based Quadrant Group is a leading expert in a wide range of polymer materials and technologies for polymer conversion. In order to maintain a high level of quality in the production process, Quadrant's heat-transfer pumps must work safely and reliably. These pumps are commonly subjected to high loads. At the same time, ...


    By ALLWEILER GmbH

  • 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

  • Treatment of Cyanide Bearing Wastewaters

    Water Innovations utilizes a 2-stage Cyanide Oxidation (CN) system that can treat from 2 GPM to 10 GPM. In the first stage of treatment, hypochlorite oxidizes cyanide to cyanate. It consists of two double-wall “Batch” Cyanide Oxidation Tank and an accumulation tank for cyanide-bearing rinse water, each tank equipped with one mixer. Wastewater containing cyanide will be pumped or flow ...


    By Water Innovations, Inc

  • Predicting Bearing Failures and Measuring Lubrication Film Thickness in Your Plants Rotating Equipment

    ABSTRACTTypically there are two options of maintenance concerning bearings, one is to lubricate them the other is to change them. Monitoring bearing condition is critical to insure reliability. The equipment in water and wastewater plants is an asset that must be managed and prolonging its life will insure a positive contribution to your plants operating efficiency. By incorporating a ...

  • Bearing fault severity estimation using time–based descriptors for rotating electric machines

    This paper evaluates the bearing fault severity in rotating electric machines based on the time–based descriptors derived from machine vibration signal. Time–based descriptors are independent of bearing dimensions and machine dynamics. To establish the relationship between the time–based descriptor and bearing fault severity, a wide range of defective bearings are examined on an experimental ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Monitoring of typical pumps and aerator in a water treatment plant - Case Study

    Equipment, Context: Surface aerator:Vertical equipment, gearbox associated very high cost for wired solution, aggressive environment, very few visual and periodical inspections. Centrifugal pump: Located underground in concrete basement, busy area, pipes and metal structure all around. Effluent pump: Vertical equipment, ...


    By Wi-Care

  • Food industry: Monitoring a fan imbalance - Case Study

    Equipment, Context: The Plant is located in Northern Europe, producing amino acids amongst other products. The site is operating 24/7 all year long. The fan (impeller) is supplying drying process with hot air. Fan is unique and doesn’t receive a deep prediction system or strategy. Fan bearing housing is equipped with a vibration ...


    By Wi-Care

  • Temperature and leak monitoring boosts safety and reliability

    Amcor Flexibles Singen GmbH is a manufacturer of printed and unprinted aluminum-based packaging materials and an experienced technical applications specialist. Its plant in Germany, equipped with rolling mills and finishing equipment, turns out approximately 200 million square meters of aluminum foil in various grades every year. High-performance drying equipment is essential for Amcor’s ...


    By ALLWEILER GmbH

  • Why You Should Monitor Groundwater?

    What is groundwater? Groundwater is water that is stored below the earth’s surface. When rain or other sources of water come into contact with the ground, the majority of it travels below the surface. Though much of this moisture is then absorbed by plants or returned to the atmosphere (through infiltration), some water will travel deeper beneath the surface – where it ...


    By Aquaread Limited

  • 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 ...

  • New Condition Monitoring and Analysis System VDAU-6000

    Brüel & Kjær Vibro announces the world-wide release of the new VDAU-6000. This state-of-the-art condition monitoring system provides an economical alternative to rack-based systems for condition monitoring of rotating machinery, in particular auxiliary machines and balance-of-plant applications. The high density 16-channel parallel processing functionality also lends itself to the ...

  • Gas Monitoring for Ventilation Control and Energy Management

    The growing demand for underground and enclosed parking and maintenance garages (resulting from limitations on land availability) has increased the awareness and need for proper ventilation and control systems. In addition, increased health and safety programs have only added to the concerns of toxic and combustible gases in confined or enclosed spaces. Historically, ventilation and make-up air ...


    By Arjay Engineering Ltd.

  • Application of CCME Water Quality Index to Monitor Water Quality: A Case Study of the Mackenzie River Basin, Canada

    All six ecosystem initiatives evolved from many years of federal, provincial, First Nation, local government and community attention to the stresses on sensitive habitats and species, air and water quality, and the consequent threats to community livability. This paper assesses water quality aspect for the ecosystem initiatives and employs newly developed Canadian Council of Ministers of the ...


    By Springer

  • Air Quality and Emissions Monitoring: What does best practice look like?

    When we turn on the tap, we know that the water coming out should be of a consistently high quality. And we can choose – if we prefer – to drink bottled water instead. This is not so with the air that we breathe. Unlike the water that we drink, we have no guarantee, and in many cases no information, telling us that the air quality in our towns, cities and even rural areas is of an ...

  • The challenges and benefits of local air quality monitoring

    A new generation of air quality monitors is now being offered to provide localised, real-time air quality readings – but the potential benefit is only just starting to be realised. It is generally accepted that whilst measurements from air quality reference stations are highly accurate, they are not sufficiently location-specific. Key pollutants – such as NO2 and PM2.5 ...


    By AQMesh

  • Prevention of outage major downtime

    Sulzer Dowding & Mills uses a range of condition-monitoring methods to assess the status of motors and generators to prevent the customer from major downtime and lost production. One of the most common root causes of failure of rotating electrical machines is bearing failure; but the failure mode that has the greatest impact, with regards to downtime and lost production, is failure of the ...


    By Sulzer Ltd.

  • PureAire’s O2 Monitor used in High Altitude Training Gains Recognition among Athletes

    Since 2006 PureAire Monitoring Systems O2 Monitors have been used in Hypoxic High Altitude Training rooms. The training rooms are designed to lower the breathable oxygen using nitrogen, and the oxygen monitor is needed to maintain the environment. The technology used to lower the O2 level is used with a nitrogen generator. By lowering the breathable oxygen this creates a more strenuous workout ...

  • Drinking Water Resource Protection, Germany

    Reference Project: Drinking Water Resource Protection, Germany In the catchment area of a major drinking water supplier in western Germany increasing nitrate concentrations were noticed within a deep water-bearing layer. Although high nitrate concentrations, resulting from regional intensive application of fertilizers, were known from shallow layers in the area, they were new to the deep ...

  • ANN based real time incipient fault detection and protection system for induction motor

    Artificial neural network (ANN) has its unique advantage in the area of incipient faults detection. This article presents an ANN based real time fault detection and protection system for two types of incipient faults viz. inter-turn insulation failure and bearing wear in single-phase induction motor. The ANN fault detection (ANNFD) program is developed in C++ and implemented using a PC based DSP ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Automated Oil Particle Analysis Helps Prevent Gearbox Failures

    The major issue for premature failure in wind turbine gearboxes is bearing failure, which leads to gearbox failure. A wind turbine gearbox will not survive if the oil is not clean and especially if the hard ferrous particles are not removed from ...


    By Spectro Scientific

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