Poor bearing lubrication identified and immediately remedied
On a recent survey of a critical 110KW blower motor we noticed the PeakVue levels had increased. While at the machine we quickly ran the PeakVue plus and this highlighted the issue as a poor lubrication condition.
Instead of writing this in the report then living in hope the motor is correctly greased, we showed this at the machine to the site fitter and we were immediately permitted to lubricate the bearings and the levels reduced.
PeakVue Plus was great as we did not have to upload to the laptop to explain. We just showed them the colour chart indicating poor lubrication and they acted upon it there and then.
Image of the 110KW critical blower motor
Image of the 2140 at the machine with the Lubrication issue highlighted.
Image of the 2140 at the machine after controlled lubrication
The vibration data was then uploaded to the MHM software for analysis
Max PeakVue Trend
PeakVue Spectra and Time waveform Data
What are the main benefits of PeakVue Plus?
PeakVue Plus enables the AMS 2140 Machinery Health Analyzer users to see at a glance not only whether a machine is in good working condition, but also the severity of an issue and whether it’s related to a bearing defect or lubrication. This helps field technicians determine root causes and quickly resolve equipment problems before failures occur and cause unplanned downtime.
What other applications could this be applied to?
Its anything with a bearing – anything! Emerson’s PeakVue technology cuts through the complexity of machinery analysis to provide a simple, reliable indication of equipment health via a single trend. PeakVue filters out traditional vibration signals to focus on impacting, a much better indicator of overall asset health on any type of rolling element bearing machine.
Do you offer Vibration Analysis Courses?
We do indeed! Students can choose from ISO 18436-2 CAT I to CAT IV. Courses are certified by BINDT or Mobius Institue. Study options include: Online, Public and Onsite. See the Vibration Analysis Courses page for more details.