Practical Machinery Vibration Analysis and Predictive Maintenance


  • Cornelius Scheffer, Ph.D, MEng, Senior Mechanical Engineer for New Era Mining Ltd, Johannesburg, South Africa.
  • Paresh Girdhar, B.Eng (MechEng), Senior Engineer for Girdhar and Associates

Machinery Vibration Analysis and Predictive Maintenance provides a detailed examination of the detection, location and diagnosis of faults in rotating and reciprocating machinery using vibration analysis. The basics and underlying physics of vibration signals are first examined. The acquisition and processing of signals is then reviewed followed by a discussion of machinery fault diagnosis using vibration analysis. Hereafter the important issue of rectifying faults that have been identified using vibration analysis is covered. The book also covers the other techniques of predictive maintenance such as oil and particle analysis, ultrasound and infrared thermography. The latest approaches and equipment used together with the latest techniques in vibration analysis emerging from current research are also highlighted.
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* Professional engineers* Specialist students* Instrumentation & Control Engineers* Maintenance Engineers* Mechanical Engineers & Technicians* Control Technicians* Electrical Engineers* Maintenance Engineers & Technicians* Process Engineers* Consulting Engineers* Automation Engineers


Book information

  • Published: July 2004
  • Imprint: NEWNES
  • ISBN: 978-0-7506-6275-8

Table of Contents

1: Predictive Maintenance Techniques 2: Predictive Maintenance Techniques: Part 23: Data acquisition4: Signal Processing, Application & Representation 5: Machinery Fault Diagnosis using Vibration Analysis 6: Correcting Faults to check vibrations 7: Oil & Particle Analysis 8: Other Predictive Maintenance TechniquesAppendix: Practical exercisesIndex