Industrial Vibration Analysis

Industrial Predictive Maintenance

Reduce Equipment Failures – Increase Productivity

Vibration Analysis is a predictive maintenance service which allows early problem detection in rotating machinery, such as: gearboxes, fans, shafts, motors, compressors, pumps, mixers, driers, etc. Vibration Analysis enables you to take maintenance action before a failure in service brings your plant to a halt.

Calkins’ CAT 3-Certified Analyst, with over twenty years industry experience, generates a database of your equipment’s condition and monitors the data at (usually) monthly intervals specific to your plant needs.

Equipment overall vibration amplitudes and specific fault frequencies are trended over time to determine if a problem is minimal or becoming worse. Measuring specific vibration frequency, along with familiarity with the equipment being analyzed, allows the technician to diagnose and resolve the problem.

Vibration Analysis Monitoring

  • Gear defects
  • Cavitation
  • Bent Shafts
  • Motor Faults
  • Misalignment
  • Eccentric Rotor
  • Imbalance
  • Mechanical Looseness
  • Lubrication Issues
  • Bearing Wear
  • Soft Foot

Vibration Analysis Reporting

Reports cover all industrial equipment, and whether any are, or continue to be, in an alarm status. These reports help the plant manager and maintenance supervisor maximize their mechanics’ efforts and time, thus avoiding unnecessary down time and budgeting dollars more efficiently.

  • Comprehensive, Easy-To-Read Diagnostic Reports
  • Delivered within Five Business Days
  • Production Condition in ‘Real Time’
  • Equipment Performance History
  • Recommended Actions

Full Service Vibration Analysis

The Calkins Value of Full Service Industrial Equipment Vibration Analysis

When an alarm indicating… Can Calkins Tech correct it?
• Alignment is Needed Yes
• Balancing is Needed Yes
• Lubrication is Needed Yes
• Bearing is Worn Yes
• Coupling is Worn Yes
• Impeller is Out of Balance Yes
When the analyst sees… Does Calkin Tech Report It?
Seal Failure Yes
If Remote Analysis Equipment is needed… Can Calkins Tech Provide It?
Supply remote analysis equipment Yes
Install remote analysis equipment Yes

On Site Expertise

When the vibration analysis indicates: Misalignment; Out of Balance Condition; Lubrication Needs; Worn Bearings; Worn Couplings; Impeller Out of Balance, etc…

  • Calkins can source parts and provide service technicians to install, test and certify all corrective actions.
  • Calkins’ Lead Vibration Analysis Technician has 20 years’ experience in Predictive Maintenance with Cat 3 Certification. Calkins has two additional Cat 1 Certified Technicians.
  • For alarms indicating mechanical seal issues, Calkins has an in-house John Crane engineer to provide the optimal solution.
  • Calkins service technicians perform 200+ laser alignments annually.
  • Calkins can provide Oil Analysis, with an Oil Monitoring Analyst on staff as certified by the Society of Tribologists
    and Lubrication Engineers.

Predictive Maintenance Services (PdM)

On-going predictive maintenance services prevent more costly reactive maintenance and unplanned downtime. Instead of “Monday morning-quarterbacking” what went wrong after an equipment failure, arm your plant managers with real time data tracking and comprehensive monitoring. A PdM service program allows plant managers to schedule downtime, labor, and materials based on the projected performance of the equipment.

Why Choose Calkins PdM Services?

  • Certified Analytics Expertise
  • Timely Professional Reporting
  • Equipment Data Gathered at predetermined intervals
  • Continuous Data Collection capabilities for highly critical equipment
  • Expertise to predict, diagnose, report, and SOLVE equipment issues before they cause downtime

Infrared Thermography

Infrared thermography visually detects infrared radiation (heat) emitted by an object. Thermography allows technicians to validate
normal operations and, more importantly, locate thermal anomalies (abnormal patterns of heat invisible to the eye) that indicate possible faults, defects or inefficiencies within a system.
Infrared thermography can “see”: faulty electrical connections or overloaded circuits; abnormally warm motors and possible bearing failures; line blockages, tank levels and pipe temperatures; missing insulation; air infiltration; moisture damage, etc. Information from an infrared camera can help asset managers and maintenance personnel better maintain their systems and equipment, while monitoring or improving the quality of production.

Oil Analysis (OA)

Oil analysis is the laboratory analysis of a lubricant’s properties, suspended contaminants, and wear debris. OA is performed during routine predictive maintenance to provide meaningful and accurate information on lubricant and machine condition. By tracking oil analysis sample results over the life of a particular machine, trends can be established which can help eliminate costly repairs. Identifying contaminants such as water and wear debris generation before system failures occur can increase the lifespan of equipment, improve overall plant output, and increase profit.