Bonus Case Study 6 – Dynamic Vibration Absorber

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Due to positive feedback from our previous 5 case studies series this is our bonus case study brought to you with the Reliability Training Institute. If you have missed any of the previous case studies, they can be found on my LinkedIn profile, Seasoned Analyst blog and on the RMS Website.

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This case study is a lot longer at over 34 minutes. Here we cover a 2-year project period from initial root cause diagnosis to designing, trialling, and implementing an innovative cost-effective solution.

These case studies are to support my book (The Con Mon Bible) ‘Enhanced System Reliability Through Vibration Technology’ and my new role as an RMS Trainer with the RMS Reliability Training Institute.

Many thanks to Dr Jezdimir Knezevic from MIRCE Science for his enlightening discussion (and MIRCE Science) and to Dean and Stuart at RMS for all their support.

This case study and more can also be viewed on the RMS Blog.

Case Study #5 – 23RPM Defect on a 4 Point Contact Bearing

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This was to be the final of the five case studies brought to you with the Reliability Training Institute. But, following on from feedback we will have one more case study next week, this will be an extra long project case study!

In this case study we demonstrate vibration analysis of a slow rotational 4 Point Contact Bearing, with a 23RPM Defect. This is to remind us that correct database set up, and Time Waveform Analysis is so important in slow rotational bearings.

These case studies are to support my book ‘Enhanced System Reliability Through Vibration Technology’ and my new role as an RMS Trainer with the RMS Reliability Training Institute.

Many thanks to Dr Jezdimir Knezevic from MIRCE Science for his enlightening discussion (and MIRCE Science) and to Dean and Stuart at RMS for all their support.

This case study and more can also be viewed on the RMS Blog.

Look out for the extra-long bonus case study project coming next Monday

Case Study #4 – Vibrating Screen Gearbox Bearing Defect

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Here is the fourth of the five case studies brought to you with the Reliability Training Institute.

In this case study we show that by measuring the correct vibration parameters you can resolve defects in harsh applications, even an inner raceway defect on a vibrating screen. Hopefully, you are finding them of use and helpful.

These case studies are to support my book ‘Enhanced System Reliability Through Vibration Technology’ and my new role as an RMS Trainer with the RMS Reliability Training Institute.

Many thanks to Dr Jezdimir Knezevic from MIRCE Science for his enlightening discussion (and MIRCE Science) and to Dean and Stuart at RMS for all their support.

This case study and more can also be viewed on the RMS Blog.

Case Study #3 – Hidden Defect found in a VFD with Vibration Analysis

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Here is the third of the five case studies brought to you with the Reliability Training Institute. In this case study we show how vibration analysis detected a hidden failure in a variable frequency drive. Hopefully, you are finding them of use and helpful.

These case studies are to support my book ‘Enhanced System Reliability Through Vibration Technology’ and my role as an RMS Trainer with the RMS Reliability Training Institute.

Many thanks to Dr Jezdimir Knezevic from MIRCE Science for his enlightening discussion (and MIRCE Science) and to Dean and Stuart at RMS for all their support.

This case study and more can be viewed on the RMS Blog.

Case Study #2: Standby Fan Motor Defect

Hello Everyone,

Here is the second of the five case studies brought to you with the Reliability Training Institute.

These case studies are to support my book ‘Enhanced System Reliability Through Vibration Technology’ and my new role as an RMS Trainer with the RMS Reliability Training Institute.

Many thanks to Dr Jezdimir Knezevic from MIRCE Science for his enlightening discussion (and MIRCE Science) and to Dean and Stuart at RMS for all their support.

This case study and more can be viewed on the RMS Blog.

Case Study #1 Electrical Vibration Problem

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As promised and to follow up on my previous post on bearing failures here is the first of five technical detailed case studies presentation. This is my first voice over presentation so please excuse the English Farmer accent mixed in with some Australian twang.

These case studies are to support my book ‘Enhanced System Reliability Through Vibration Technology’ and my new role as an RMS Trainer with the RMS Reliability Training Institute.

Many thanks to Dr Jezdimir Knezevic from MIRCE Science for his enlightening discussion (and MIRCE Science) and to Austin Dunne from Infrared Training Limited for his guidance and to Dean and Stuart at RMS for all their support.

The case study can also be viewed on the RMS website.

Bearing Failure Examples

Hello everyone, I have created short presentation to share some different bearing failures that were detected before function failure. This has been put together for meetings and toolbox talks to promote the benefits of what defects a condition monitoring program can detect. Every bearing here has a story of how it was detected and what actions were/were not put in place to protect the functionability of the system.

This is aimed to highlight (at a high level) to management and production what we can detect if a suitable system is set up correctly.

I am working on another case study presentation that follows up on these and some other cases. In this one it will have the technical testing data (thermal, electrical and vibration) and a full case study also showing the ‘The Cause’ ‘The Mechanism of Failure’ and ‘The Failure Mode’. This will be posted over 5 videos.

Please feel free to share and spread the knowledge

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Enhancing System Reliability Through Vibration Technology

A profitable plant is reliable, safe and a cost-effectively maintained plant

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I have put together a 4 page document to explain why I wrote my book and also what the content is. Please download the PDF below and have a look.

Enhancing System Reliability Through Vibration Technology – The Book. UPDATE!!

We have managed to secure discounted postage with the printing company direct, this update has the new reduced postage costs.

ISBN: 978-1-5272-5386-5

This technical reference book comprises of over 20 years’ experience in the fields of Vibration Analysis, Condition Monitoring and Reliability Engineering. It is written with the technical tradesperson in mind, interpreting Vibration principles into layman’s terms. It has taken 7 years to fine tune the book and I have been though three demo versions. This is the first published version.

All data is from real-life situations with over 20 case studies throughout the book. This is to be used as material to help support knowledge sharing, practical training and mentoring to enhance System Reliability though Vibration technology

This publication comes as an A4 300 page Paper Back printed in full colour on 120gsm paper.

Book Content:

  • Part 1: Introduction to Condition Based Maintenance
  • Chapter 1 – Condition Monitoring
  • Chapter 2 – Mechanics of Failure
  • Chapter 3 – Condition Monitoring Technologies
  • Part 2: Condition Monitoring Management Processes
  • Chapter 4 – Setting up and Reporting
  • Chapter 5 – Practical Application
  • Chapter 6 – ISO Standards 
  • Part 3: Vibration Analysis Condition Monitoring Techniques
  • Chapter 7 – Vibration Units 
  • Chapter 8 – Accelerometer Selection and Mounting
  • Chapter 9 – Signal Processing 
  • Chapter 10 – Bearing Condition Units 
  • Chapter 11 – System Dynamics 
  • Chapter 12 – Resonance & Natural Frequencies
  • Chapter 13 – Operating Deflection Shape Analysis
  • Chapter 14 – Motion Amplification
  • Chapter 15 – Modal Analysis Chapter 16 – Orbit Plot 
  • Chapter 17 – Bode Plots 
  • Part 4: Performing Vibration Analysis  
  • Chapter 18 – General Vibration Analysis  
  • Chapter 19 – Rolling Element Bearings 
  • Chapter 20 – Fluid Film Bearings 
  • Chapter 21 – Gears        
  • Chapter 22 – Paper Machines    
  • Chapter 23 – Jaw Crushers    
  • Chapter 24 – Vibrating Screens 
  • Chapter 25 – DC Drives 
  • Chapter 26 – AC Drives 
  • Chapter 27 – Electrical Discharge Machining (EDM)       
  • Chapter 28 – Pumps       
  • Chapter 29 – Compressors    
  • Chapter 30 – Reciprocating Engine Vibration   
  • Chapter 31 – Turbo Machinery Notes 
  • Part 5: Balancing  
  • Chapter 32 – Balancing   
  • Part 6: Appendix
  • Chapter 33 – Case Studies

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