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Case History: Marine Gearbox Monitoring
The Problem: After experiencing Gear Box failure STI was asked by the owner of a large yacht to recommend a suitable cost effective monitoring solution to monitor marine gearbox health. The Captain w
What is Vibration Monitoring?
Since the invention of the wheel Vibration has been an issue. Once wheels were mounted to an axle or shaft, out of roundness and unbalance became prime concerns. As the industrial revolution arrived
Case History: Kinetic UPS Monitoring using HMI
Problem: The customer needed a solution for monitoring of a multiple large 2.1 mw Kinetic UPS Systems made up of a Marine Diesel Engine, Motor/Generator, Over-run Clutch and Enclosed Flywheel. The fl
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
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
Monitoring System Users
Smooth operation of a machine train involves the cooperation of several disciplines which interface with each other and a vibration monitoring system in differing manners. Some disciplines
Cooling Towers - Vibration Monitoring for Cooling Tower Fan Motors
Machinery Applications Include: Cooling Tower, Cooling Tower Fans, Cooling Towers with Jackshaft, Cooling Tower Gearbox, Condition Monitoring, Vibration Monitoring, Protection System, VMS
Critical Machines - Machine Monitoring and Protection API-670 with Journal Bearings
Machinery Applications Include: Electric Motors, Steam Turbines, Expanders, Compressors, Blowers, Fans, Pumps, Positive Displacement Compressors, Gears, Speed Changers, Journal Bearing
Decanters & Centrifuges - Vibration Monitoring for Decanters and Centrifuges (Rolling Element Bearings)
Machinery Applications Include: Decanter, Industrial Decanter, Worm/Screw Centrifuge, Separator, Peeler, Centrifuge, Bowl Centrifuge, Peeler Centrifuge, Industrial Centrifuge, Condition Mon
Fans & Blowers - Vibration Monitoring for Industrial Fans and Blowers
Machinery Applications Include: Industrial Fans and Blowers, FD Fan, ID Fan, PA Fan, Blower, HVAC Fan, Air Handler, Condition Monitoring, Vibration Monitoring, Protection System, VMS
Large Fans with Journal Bearings - Vibration Monitoring for Large Fans with Journal Bearings, FD, PA, ID FANS
Machinery Applications Include: FD Fans, Forced Draft Fans, PA Fans, Process Air Fans, ID Fans, Induced Draft Fans, Boiler Fans, Power Generation, Steam Power Plants, PdM for Fans, Fan Co
Motor Pump - Vibration Monitoring for Horizontal Motor Driven Pumps
Machinery Applications Include: Horizontal Pumps with Rolling Element Bearings, API Pumps, ANSI Pumps, Centrifugal Pump, Booster Pumps, Multistage Pumps, Axial Flow Pump, Fire Pump, Indust
Skid Mounted Pump - Vibration Monitoring for Motor Driven Machinery with Rolling Element Bearings
Machinery Applications Include: Motors, Pumps, Mixers, Agitators, Blowers, Compressors, Skid Mounted Machinery and Chemical Injection Skids, Condition Monitoring, Vibration Monitoring, Pr
Screw Compressor - Vibration Monitoring for Screw Compressors
Machinery Applications Include: Industrial Screw Compressors, Two Stage Screw Compressors, Vane Compressors, Vacuum Compressor, Condition Monitoring, Vibration Monitoring, Protection Syst
Tech Note 102: Powering – 24 VDC Eddy Probes
All Eddy Probes, Proximity Probes or NCPU's (Non-Contacting Pickups) System’s, Drivers or Proximitors in common use today require –24 VDC power. In transmitter based PLC and DCS monitoring systems wi
Journal Bearings
Industrial machinery with high horsepower and high loads, such as steam turbines, centrifugal compressors, pumps and motors, utilize journal bearings as rotor supports.
Rolling Element Bearings
The basic purpose of a machine bearing is to provide a near frictionless environment to support and guide a rotating shaft. Two general bearing styles are utilized at this time: the jour
Custom Cabinets & Panels
STI has provided hundreds of integrated custom cabinets and panels containing a wide variety of instrumentation. SKF Condition Monitoring’s M800A, Monitor Interface Module (MIM) Multilog (LMU), Mecha
Comparing Vibration Readings
Comparing vibration level readings taken by different types of instruments and transducers can be very confusing and can lead to mistrust of the systems involved. Knowledge of how to prop