Vibration Control Articles

  • 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 ...

  • The future is condition monitoring

    It’s been a big month here at Hansford Sensors. We kicked off November by celebrating our 10thanniversary, during which time we were playfully predicting what our company may look like in another decade. While our thoughts on this are strictly hypothetical at this stage, thanks to the release of a new report we now have a better idea of the state of the condition monitoring ...


    By Hansford Sensors

  • Vibrating Screen Separators: Maintenance and Downtime Issues

    A vibrating screen separator is a big investment for any operation and an important part of your overall process. A good screening machine will be able to reliably meet your production goals while keeping your overhead costs to a minimum. The potential for maintenance and downtime are important considerations to factor into a new ...


    By VibraScreener Inc.

  • How to Choose the Right Machine for Screening Silica Sand

    Quickly and accurately screening silica sand is an important priority in a number of manufacturing processes. Your choice of screening machine will have a significant impact on the quality of product you deliver and, as a result, on your bottom line and long-term financial viability. There are a number of silica sand screening ...


    By VibraScreener Inc.

  • 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

  • Higher-Quality Pumps Work Best For Bulk Liquid Terminals

    When you’re running a dockside petroleum liquid products, chemicals and LPG/LNG or multiple bulk liquids terminal, your reliability as a supplier – and the ability to win repeat business – is heavily reliant on the quality of the fluid-handling equipment and pumping systems on hand. Reliability rules For terminal operators, reliable handling and high transfer ...


    By DESMI A/S

  • 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

  • What are the root causes of wear in industrial machinery?

    Over the years we’ve published a wide range of material designed to help you protect your assets and prevent machine failure, through implementing the right maintenance programme and taking appropriate action to fix issues before they manifest into larger and often more complex problems. However, ...


    By Hansford Sensors

  • DELUMPER Bulk Bag Unloader (BBU)

    The DELUMPER Bulk Bag Unloader (BBU) is a heavily constructed system designed for convenient unloading materials even if they contain lumps and agglomerates. This unit employs a gyrator to effectively fluidize the materials for dependable discharge from the bags.  Then,  a heavy duty built-in DELUMPER crusher conditions and freshens the product. The result is an effective pre-engineered ...


    By Franklin Miller Inc.

  • Petrochemistry: Monitoring the magnetic clutch of a boiler fan - Case Study

    Equipment, Context:   The manufacturing site is a steam cracker in Europe operating 24 hours 7 days a week. To ensure its production, the plant has three boilers supplying in vapor several steam turbines and furnaces. The monitored equipment is a fan linked to a boiler. Fan is equipped with a magnetic-clutch allowing a driving ...


    By Wi-Care

  • Vibration surveillance: Oil rig – Power generator - Case Study

    Equipment, plant overview, Context Oil rigs are located in Gulf countries, Emirates.Rigs are operating 24/7 and powered by quite big power generator 436 kW. According to operator, generator was running at higher temperature than expected. Due to the periodic displacement of the generator in the oil field, no wired monitoring system was possible. The Wi-care sensors (6) ...


    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

  • What Are the Benefits of Using a Mechanical Vibrating Separator for Bulk Solids?

    Mechanical vibrating separators are one of three main types of industrial screening machines, along with rectangular and circular screeners. While mechanical separators are generally considered to be at the lower end of the technological spectrum, they offer several advantages over other types of machines in certain bulk solid screening applications. Advantage #1: Cost With their ...


    By VibraScreener Inc.

  • Rectangular Vibrating Screen Separators: Uses and Applications

    Vibratory screeners come in a wide range of sizes and configurations to support a diverse set of applications. Choosing the right machine for your purposes can be a daunting task — particularly if you’re upgrading older equipment that has been used for years. Technology has changed considerably, and there’s a good chance what was best for ...


    By VibraScreener Inc.

  • Romax Consultancy Services Provide Reliability Solutions for European Rail OEM - Case Study

    CAF MiiRA is a leading company in the design, manufacture and maintenance of railway wheelsets and their components. Currently, CAF MiiRA is the only manufacturer of wheels and axles capable of delivering the wheelset with a complete design: from the wheels, axles, axle boxes, and gearboxes. Mikel Oyarbide, Gearboxes Projects Engineer at CAF MiiRA, explains: “CAF offers comprehensive global ...


    By Romax Technology Limited

  • 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

  • Investing in a Safe and Healthy Workforce

    Poor physical and mental health are some of the leading contributors to inadequate employee performance. These conditions can be easily prevented or treated, but are often overlooked. This is especially true in offshore locations as employees are away from their familiar environment, friends, and family for long periods of time. ...


    By EHS Insight

  • The Power of the Moon

    The influence the moon has on life on earth is disputed. However, during an assignment in Southeast Asia, vibration experts from Sulzer were able to clearly confirm that the moon can even affect pumps. With its broad expertise, the Sulzer team was able to solve an unusual case of vibration. Southeast Asia is a key exporter of LNG (liquefied natural gas) to global markets, and it is ...


    By Sulzer

  • If you can’t stand the CO2, get out of the kitchen – Part 2

    In Part 1 we reviewed the many standards, specifications and technical bulletins on commercial kitchen ventilation that have been published since 2000. In Part 2 we investigate four of the more recent ones, with a particular focus on carbon dioxide (CO2) ...


    By Analox Sensor Technology

  • Acoustically induced vibration: A review of industry best practice

    WKC Partner and Noise and Vibration practice leader, Richard Palmer, has recently had an article published in the Institute of Acoustics (IOA) Journal titled ‘Acoustically Induced Vibration: A Review of Industry Best Practice’. This technical paper, which provides the reader with a better understanding of the AIV phenomenon, was published in the IOA Journal in September 2015.  ...


    By WKC Group

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