Last Updated: June 20, 2022
PeakVue Introduction – Part II
In this the second of three videos on PeakVue, James Sylvester shows that when the Emerson AMS 2140 is setup correctly, PeakVue can pick up sub surface Hertzian cracks. In this example, James refers to a 110KW Motor on a variable speed drive for a plant critical pump.
Outer Race Defect Identified
On an asset assessment survey of a critical plant, a sub surface defect on a motor bearing was identified; this was very early detection and allowed time to plan in the bearing replacement as to not disrupt the production schedule. Watch James explain in layman’s terms how the PeakVue technology works and what sets it apart from the others (6 mins).
PeakVue Early Detection
PeakVue Spectrum Analysis
Harmonic Series Revealed
BPFO One Order
The Bearing for Inspection
Outer Raceway in the load zone
Image showing the Outer Raceway in the load zone
Image showing the predicted fault under microscopic inspection
Other case studies
To review the first case study on lubrication, click here.
Wireless vibration sensor case studies
Can PeakVue help discover cracks on variable speed drives?
Yes, but the correct configuration with the correct PeakVue filters is needed. See our PeakVue course for more details
What is the best way to mount the Accelerometer to measure PeakVue?
The best mounting is stud mounted, however in a walk around route you can use a flat rate earth magnetic on a clean mounting point.
Does PeakVue use a special Accelerometer?
No, PeakVue uses standard Accelerometers, however the best results are from a high end premium Accelerometer.
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.