Online Diagnostics Of Rotating Machinery.
Has the industrial standardization of the IBM PC/ AT as a building block for dedicated instrument computer systems brought costs down to the point where sophisticated monitoring systems are not only possible, but make good economic sense? Are today's plant engineering departments more-and-more knowledgeable of both rotating machinery phenomena and computer applications to the point of surpassing most instrument vendors? Has the vibration monitor manufacturing industry as a whole been guilty of over selling the application of FFT (Fast Fourier Transform) analyzers in machinery diagnostics? Can an end user design and implement a better machinery diagnostic system than can be bought turn-key, and at far less cost? Are most so-called "Predictive" or "Preventative Maintenance" programs really only "Failure Detection" and "Failure Management" programs? Material presented herein shall give reason to answer "YES" to all the above.
Lovejoy, Kim A. (1988). Online Diagnostics Of Rotating Machinery.. Texas A&M University. Turbomachinery Laboratories. Available electronically from