The operating condition of a machine is normally associated with the noise or vibration it produces. That is why we suspect a mechanical problem when a machine shakes or vibrates abnormally. The noise and vibration level of equipment has been used as a measure of its mechanical condition for many years.
A new technique, called vibration analysis, has been developed to help maintain machinery in good condition.
This course covers the basic principles of vibration analysis, the use of vibration analysis to detect equipment operating problems, and the identification of possible sources of noise and vibration of equipment.
Topics covered in this course include:
- noises and vibrations,
- detection and predictive maintenance,
- measuring apparatus,
- data analysis,
- calibration, and
- suggestions for practical exercises.