Meter; Vibration –
Vibrameter VIB-10 (VIB-11) has been designed as a simple diagnostic tool for preventive maintenance. The instrument and the monitoring technique are based on the recommendations of ISO and the equivalent national standard organizations BS, VDI, etc.
These standards make the assumption that limited information, obtained easily and at a low cost, is often as useful as a detailed analysis at the price of expensive equipment and elaborate techniques. They state that it is possible to detect even minor changes in the operating condition of a machine by measuring its general vibration level. It is assumed that, once the change has been noted, a competent inspector or repair crew will be able to find the actual defects which caused it.
The evaluation of machine condition is based on a single parameter, vibration severity. This means that the instrument needs to display only one measured value, which reduces its cost and makes it easy to handle.
The standards also provide a set of norm values for the common types of industrial plant. The readings obtained on a particular machine are interpreted by comparing them with the norm values for similar machines.
- Piezo-Electric Accelerometer, RMS Velocity Readings
- Range: 0.05 to 3.93 Inches/sec at 10 to 1000 Hz
- Resolution: 0.01 Inches/sec, Accuracy: 2% ±0.02 Inches/sec
- Size/Weight: 8.25 x 3 x 1.18″ HWD/14 oz.