Condition monitoring of reciprocating machinery

Summary

Describes the various condition monitoring techniques that are currently available for determining the 'health' of reciprocating machinery - rod-drop monitoring, impact monitoring, vibration time signature, performance monitoring, alarm bands, vibration - time domain and frequency domain, compressor valve temperature monitoring. Compares their relative merits and offers relevant case histories.

Primary Author(s): Hopcraft R

Source: Condition Monitor, January 2002, no.181, 6-9, 6 figs.

             BSRIA Abstract Doc 000102984 Abs 20020157

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