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Case History: Power Plant Balance of Plant, BOP #1
The Problem: A Mid-Western Power Company had a requirement to permanently monitor four (4) FD (Forced Draft), five (5) ID (Induced Draft) and six (6) PA (Primary Air) Fans. The fifteen (15) Fans were
STI Customer List (Partial)
STI Customer List (Partial) A.E. Staley MFG Co. Abbott Manufacturing Inc. Abundea Corporation Accuride Corp. Advanced Micro Devices Aera Energy LLC Aero Sys
STI Customer List by Industry
STI Customer List by Industry Power Generation: Alliant Energy Ameren Energy Generating American Electric Power Basin Electric Power Coop. Bermuda Electric Light Company LTD
Eccentricity
Shaft Eccentricity plays a very important role as part of a Turbine Supervisory Instrumentation (TSI) System on large steam turbines and should be included in retro-fit plans when at all possible
Proximity Probe Transducer Installation: Part 1 Radial Vibration
Proximity Probe Transducers (Proximity Probes) are the vibration transducer of choice when installing vibration monitoring on Journal Bearing equipped rotating machinery. Proximity
Reverse Dial Alignment
Mis-alignment can be the most usual cause for unacceptable operation and high vibration levels. New facilities or new equipment installations are often plagued by improper alignment cond
Reciprocating Compressors
Reciprocating Compressors are utilized in all manufacturing industries. Because these machines are capable of providing high pressure along with variable loading, they are fav
Case History: Turbine Supervisory Instrumentation (TSI) #1
The Problem: A Western U.S. power company was faced with needing to replace an existing, but obsolete, Turbine Supervisory Instrumentation (TSI). The existing system had all the common turbine monito
Case History: Turbine Supervisory Instrumentation (TSI) #2
The Problem: A Mid-Western Power Company wanted to update their obsolete rack mounted TSI System mounted in the local panel. The user simply wanted the Vibration, Thrust and TSI Functions transmitted
Accelerometer Installation Guide
Table of Contents: Section I : Introduction Section II : Mounting Accessories Installation Tools Adhesives and Sealants Section III : Preferred Mounting L
Case History: Cooling Tower #1
The Problem: A Power Company with a Combined Cycle Plant in Central Texas had a requirement to monitor their Cooling Tower Fans after a catastrophic failure occurred on one. The requirement included
Field Wiring
There are a number of items to consider when installing a permanently mounted vibration monitoring system. One of the most critical considerations is the selection and installation of the w
Machine Classification
The type of vibration monitoring system to install on a machine train will depend upon how the machine train is used in the plant process. A very important machine train will require more i
Maintenance Methods
Every facility that produces a consumer product has some requirement for maintenance or upkeep of their machinery. Depending upon the product and, to some extent, the size of the facility,
Field Service
Proper installation is critical to the performance, integrity and credibility of your Vibration Monitoring or Information System. A proper installation is dependent on, quality design and planning, q
Overhung Centrifugal Pump
Overhung Centrifugal Pumps are unique in that the Impeller is cantilevered outboard of the pumps bearings. This design allows for an open suction at the outboard end and reduces the number of shaft s
Thrust Position
Thrust Position Monitoring was one of the earliest applications for Eddy Current Transducers. When utilized for this application, it is one of the most important components of a compl
Predictive Maintenance Program (PMP)
A Quality Rotating Machinery Predictive Maintenance (PM) Program for your facility will return your investment many times over. This type of PM Program is based on periodic vibrati
Classification of Machines
This application note will provide a basis for selection of the machinery list of a Predictive Maintenance (PM) data collector program. Creating a PM machine list is a logical proce
Case History: Coal Pulverizers
Problem: A Midwestern USA Power Company requested STI offer a solution for continuous vibration monitoring of their 6 Coal Pulverizers. They required that the vibration values be digitized and sent t