Vibration Survey Programs

Predictive Maintenance (PdM) / Vibration Survey Programs

Maximize your free time, minimize plant down-time & O&M costs, and know the condition of your equipment

Periodic vibration surveys are the best first-step toward increasing the reliability of your rotating equipment. Vibration analysis is continually proven to detect most equipment problems at an early stage, where maintenance can be effectively scheduled. This helps you avoid reactive and breakdown maintenance, with their high associated labor & parts costs. It also helps to increase the overall plant reliability, and decreases O&M costs.

We use AzimaDLI’s Expert-ALERT system & portable data collectors. With triaxial accelerometers & dual-frequency ranges sampled at each point, we quickly gather optimal low & high frequency data – up to 60% faster than traditional single axis methods. All data is analyzed quickly on-site, ensuring we find any impending failures quickly. We also support the very popular Emerson / CSI data collectors & software.

Our PdM Vibration Services include program design & auditing, data collection & analysis, and training. Services can be customized, depending on your desired level of involvement with the program.

Turnkey Programs

We can design, program, and staff a complete, cost-effective, PdM Program to handle all of your routine data collection & analysis needs. We will provide all man-power, equipment & analysis expertise to provide you with a fully-functional program in a fraction of the time you would spend implementing, training, and staffing a program on your own.

PdM routes can be established for your entire plant or a sub-set of machinery. Each route is designed and maintained by our professional field services staff with their integrity, knowledge and experience working for you every step of the route.

Training, Setup & Remote Analysis & Support

Many clients want to establish a PdM program and staff it internally. We can provide the assistance getting the program started, configuring software, and performing vibration analysis. We can also procure hardware, and conduct training to your staff get up to speed quickly.

We also offer data analysis services, whereby the site is responsible for data collection, and we remotely analyze the data. Data & reports are shared electronically, minimizing expenses, while leveraging our analysis experience & efficiency.

Customer Program Audits

We also offer PdM Program Audits to help optimize your existing programs. We review transducer applications & data acquisition settings on a per-machine basis, to ensure the data collected accurately captures the expected dynamic information & fault frequencies. We work with your personnel to thoroughly review data collection and analysis techniques, instrumentation setup, and database setup, and can provide periodic analysis of the data if needed. Our PdM Program Audits ensure you realize the best value from your labor and equipment investment, and to help increase your machinery reliability.

Whether putting together your first PdM program, or improving an existing one, contact us, and we can help improve your results.

Our additional PdM Services include Oil Analysis, On-line Motor Current Signature Analysis, and Thermography.

Some specific machinery we have worked with include:
  • Compressors
  • Boiler & Process Fans
  • Cooling tower fans
  • Vertical & Horizontal Pumps
  • Reciprocating Engines
  • Gearboxes
  • Pulverizers & Ball Mills
  • Steam Turbines up to 1200 MW
  • Gas Turbines, aero-derivative & industrial frame
  • Generators and Exciters
  • Induction & Synchronous Motors
  • Variable Frequency Drives
  • Vertical & Horizontal Pumps
  • Hydro-Turbine Generators
  • Reciprocating Engines