Vibration Analysis of Motors, Pumps, Fans, etc (VIB)

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Pictured is a typical machine which needs to be vibration tested.


 

VIB is a non-destructive technology designed to reveal defects and damage in motor/pump driveshafts. These defects include; worn out bearings, shaft misalignment, soft foot, electrical interference, fan and rotor imbalances, recirculation, resonance, etc.

The best frequency is typically every 3 months, however for budgetary reasons, unless the motor is over 40 horsepower, less frequent visits can be relied on. ROI of these inspections can be over 20:1.