The Fundamentals of, and the Application of Computers to, Condition Monitoring and Predictive Maintenance
Machine condition monitoring can play a major role in plant maintenance. However, to take advantage of this relatively new maintenance strategy, it is necessary to have an understanding of the technology involved. After a brief discussion of predictive maintenance theory, and a summary of different techniques, this paper discusses a number of vibration based techniques used to predict machine condition. The application of computers is then discussed, illustrating the increased efficiency and flexibility that can be achieved.
KeywordsMachine Condition Condition Monitoring Vibration Signal Ball Diameter Fault Frequency
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