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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
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
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
Differential/Rotor Expansion
Differential Expansion (DE) and/or Rotor Expansion (RE) are very important measurements usually supplied by the Original Equipment Manufacture (OEM) as part of a Turbine Supervisory Instrumenta
SKF Data Sheets
Downloadable SKF Data Sheets in PDF Format Description Machine Condition Transmitter™ (MCT) CMSS530(A) and CMSS590(A) SKF Machine Condition Transmitter (MCT) CMSS500(
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
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
Turbine Supervisory Instrumentation
Improve Reliability and Performance with a TSI from STI Vibration Monitoring STI’s Turbine Supervisory Instrumentation (TSI) Systems provide continuous on-line monitoring and machin
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
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: Hydro Turbine Generator
The Problem: A Western US Power Utility desired to monitor the radial vibration of their 13 each 3 bearing Vertical Hydro Turbine Generators. The Utility had an upgraded DCS System which they wanted
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: Frame 5 Gas Turbine with Compressor/Generator
Problem: In 2005 a Gulf Coast Natural Gas Processing and Transportation Company contacted STI Vibration Monitoring to offer an alternative replacement for an existing obsolete vibration monitoring sy
Single Cylinder Reciprocating Compressor
Chuck Bruton of SKF Reliability Systems out of Lansdale PA specified and sold a two channel CMCP500 Series transmitter based monitoring system to Gas and Air Systems Inc. of Hellertown PA for a Model
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