What is Vibration Testing?

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What is Vibration Testing?

Vibration testing and data promotes a better understanding of machine health, efficiency and better productivity, estimates & operating schedules. By compiling and collating data of any machine’s lifetime of wear and stress into a short period of time, vibration testing helps by providing insights to the working status and condition of machines, structures and even products.

How does vibration testing help?

Using the Metravi 908 Portable Vibration Meter

Vibration testing is done by replicating conditions (under a test environment) that a product, machine or structure might go through or see in its lifetime, including conditions during transit as well as operations. Hence, vibration testing pre-empts performance issues and potential failures even before they start or occur.

Also, industries having 24-hour production cycles need critical vibration testing and monitoring processes and systems. In production-intensive industries like Oil & Gas, Power Generation, Metals & Mining, etc., failure or downtime of any machinery or device leads to loss of efficiency & higher production costs and an unsafe working environment too. Hence, these industries need continuous and regular vibration monitoring and testing.

Vibration testing and monitoring helps

  • in detecting early warning signs for imminent machine failures.
  • to increase maintenance intervals. If machine health is tracked regularly, maintenance can be scheduled as per need & not depending on hours of operation.
  • in saving costs and making machinery reliable, as there are fewer unexpected failures.
  • promote safety as when operators have insight into machine health, they are able to take faulty equipment offline before any accident or catastrophe occurs.
  • by providing data that promotes a better understanding of machine health, efficiency and better productivity, estimates & operating schedules.
  • manufacturers by ensuring reliability, durability and end quality of their products and components – by testing the shock and stress which the product can handle within the service life.

What is a Vibration Meter or Tester?

A Vibration Meter or Vibration Tester is an electronic instrument that can process vibration signals using a sensor which generates a voltage signal from the vibrations it senses when in contact with machines. These signals are transmitted to the instrument through a cable and used to measure the vibration acceleration, vibration velocity (speed) and / or vibration displacement of the machine and displayed with high precision on the meter. Most of these meters can record these data over time with built-in data loggers and even present analytic reports from data over time.

Portable and hand-held Vibration Testers are easy to use for vibration testing and analysing, do not require extensive training and come in very handy to monitor and diagnose issues or problems with bearings, engines, pumps and other machines and machine components. They assist in machine condition monitoring, product testing and quality assurance.

These instruments help maintenance and quality engineers who are on the ground, to perform quick and easy vibration tests and analysis and assist by helping them check equipment condition and investigate problems while the machines are still working and running, which in turn helps in preventing downtimes by detecting early warning signs and imminent failures.

Metravi Vibration Testers

Metravi Portable and Hand-held Vibration Meters and Testers provide reliable and dependable ways to check machine health with high-accuracy on the go.

METRAVI 908 VIBRATION METER

Metravi 908 Portable Vibration Meter

Measures velocity, acceleration and displacement along with temperature and comes equipped with two probes (SHORT and LONG) to adapt to different measurement requirements. A magnetic probe is provided for holding the sensor in place in hard-to-reach conditions. The full product kit comes in a hard carrying case.

METRAVI AVD-80 VIBRATION METER

Metravi AVD-80 Portable Vibration Meter

Pocket-sized, lightweight, micro-controller based with True-RMS measurements. It measured vibration velocity, Displacement and Acceleration. Suitable for monitoring machinery vibration caused by imbalance, misalignment and gear faults.

METRAVI VIB-30 PLUS VIBRATION METER

Metravi VIB-30+ Portable Vibration Meter

Designed as a simple diagnostic tool for preventive maintenance, the instrument and the monitoring technique are based on the recommendations of ISO. Pocket-sized and economical, it features a Vibration Transducer which is piezo electric type accelerometer. It measures RMS velocity in the range of 0.1 to 199.9 mm/sec T-RMS & Peak.

METRAVI PVB-820 PEN TYPE VIBRATION METER

Metravi PVB-820 Pen Type Vibration Meter

A pen-type Pocket Size instrument with an LCD Display, it can measure acceleration, velocity and displacement.
A compact instrument, It is light and easy to carry anywhere and features a simple Two Key Operation. Comes in a metal carry-case for safekeeping and storage.

Metravi VT-141 VT-141D Dual Channel Vibration Meter with Data Logger

Metravi VT-141 Dual Channel Vibration Meter

Dual Channel Vibration meter with wide frequency range of 10Hz to 5KHz. Measures Acceleration, Velocity and Displacement. Features a vibration sensor with magnetic adapter on a 1.2M (47.2) cable. Has a Frequency Low range of 10Hz~1KHz. Meets ISO 2954 measurement standards and features MAX record and auto power off.

Metravi VT-141D Dual Channel Vibration Meter with Data Logger

Dual Channel Vibration meter with wide frequency range of 10Hz to 5KHz and built-in data logger. Measures Acceleration, Velocity and Displacement. Features a vibration sensor with magnetic adapter on a 1.2M (47.2) cable. Has a Frequency Low range of 10Hz~1KHz. Meets ISO 2954 measurement standards and features MAX record and auto power off.

METRAVI BCA-111 VIBRATION METER

Metravi BCA 111 Bearing Condition Analyzer & Vibration Meter

A Bearing Condition Analyzer which features bearing test, vibration measurement and has an in-built tachometer. A micro-processor based diagnostic tool which gives direct Indication of machine condition in terms of good-reduced-bad. Indicates Mechanical Condition of Bearing, Lubrication condition of Bearing, Damage Severity readings for rolling bearings,
Non-Contact measurements of rotational speed and Vibration Severity measurements according to ISO recommendations.

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