Automatic vibration measurement, fault detection and diagnosis
Vibration monitoring and measuring equipment is vital for companies that use rotating equipment. If not detected at an early stage, small vibrations from journal bearing faults, misalignment, rubbing, unbalance and other causes can turn into big ones that damage products, shut down processes and cause costly employee downtime. If the vibrations are severe enough, they can cause equipment malfunctions that injure employees.
Protecting your workforce, equipment and products requires detecting vibrations as soon as they become measurable. Our EtaPRO® Predictor vibration analysis software solutions ensure that you catch all potential vibration problems in time.
EtaPRO Predictor is the only monitoring technology on the market that combines advanced diagnostic tools in an automated approach to detect, diagnose, and prognose potential faults on any type of critical rotating equipment.
Using highly developed machinery dynamics and vibration monitoring principles, EtaPRO Predictor automatically analyzes and diagnoses reliability issues to detect problems at their earliest stages so you can take proactive action before costly failures occur. Unlike OEM protection systems, EtaPRO Predictor predicts time to criticality and provides recommendations for action to avoid unplanned downtime – all within the EtaPRO System.
How it works
Vibration signals carry vast amounts of diagnostic information about machine component problems in their early development. GP Strategies’ proprietary Signature Processing Units (SPUs) reveals this information by executing advanced time and spectral analyses.
EtaPRO Predictor vibration analysis software combines this information with process and geometrical component data to create automatic fault diagnosis (AutoDiagnosis) messages. An instantaneous AutoDiagnosis reveals events such as rubbing, surge, and cavitation, while a predictive AutoDiagnosis reveals specific machinery faults in their early development and provides a time-to-criticality prognosis for recommended action.
Automatic fault diagnosis (AutoDiagnosis)
EtaPRO Predictor™ provides automatic fault diagnosis for faults in critical machine components as well as potential faults. AutoDiagnosis creates a synergy between classification, normalization and fault selective signatures that produces early fault detection and accurate diagnosis with explanatory messages presented in clear text. These messages include locally defined recommendations for action, prediction of fault development, and the date for required inspection/maintenance. Fault prediction also provides clear information required for maintenance planning and operation improvements.
Vibration monitoring personnel can conduct detailed manual analysis using the signature plots and manual analysis tools such as Orbit, 3-D, Multiple Trend Analysis, Scatter and Nyquist. These provide statistical analysis functions for easy data classification and investigation of relationships between parameters. Extensive data filter and sorting facilities allow fast and easy access to historic data. A wide scope of graphic tools provide presentation in any appearance domain for easy assessment and troubleshooting.
Early warning on faults
Traditional vibration monitoring systems provide diagnostic information only after a high-vibration incident occurs. EtaPRO Predictor monitors a wide range of faults to help plants and manufacturing facilities see the condition of their most critical assets. This powerful tool continuously and automatically evaluates multiple fault symptoms in their early stages, and provides advance warning of impending failure so corrective action can be taken. Faults detected include:
- Journal bearing faults
- Gear wheel faults
- Pole position faults
- Rolling element bearing faults
Stop serious vibration malfunctions before they happen.