Nuclear

Vibration sensors improve machine reliability, so you can enhance safety and optimize operations

A critical activity at a nuclear power plant is monitoring the equipment condition, looking for early warning signs and identifying abnormalities. Maintenance, plant and reliability engineers depend on Wilcoxon Research® vibration monitoring sensors to identify mechanical problems on critical machines.

For decades, our sensors have been used by nuclear facility maintenance experts to detect faults and avoid unexpected equipment failure. Our sensors are used for machinery health monitoring as part of an effective preventative and condition based maintenance program. Wilcoxon Research products have set the industry standard since 1960. We supply sensors for all types of rotating machines. We are your one stop shop!

Vibration analysis – key predictor of machine health in nuclear power plants

  • Predictive maintenance:
    maintain safety/uptime, prevent unexpected failure of critical equipment, schedule repairs in a cost-effective way
  • Condition monitoring:
    operate at peak performance, avoid damage, analyze/sustain machine life, reduce maintenance costs

Typical vibration monitoring solutions for nuclear plant applications

  • Compressors
  • Cooling tower gearboxes
  • Fans
  • Generators
  • Motors
  • Pumps
  • Turbines

Wilcoxon Research vibration monitoring sensors include built-in safeguards for reliable monitoring
and consistent, long-term performance in nuclear plant environments

With an MTBF greater than 25 years, our vibration monitoring sensors include the following features to effectively monitor the vibration of rotating machinery at nuclear facilities:

  • Radiation resistant - can be exposed to 1x10^7 RADs without degrading original performance
  • IP68 rated
  • Miswiring protection
  • ESD protection to ensure survivability
  • CE certification
  • Tested for hermetic sealing

Our sensors are also:

  • Easy to install and maintain
  • Conveniently sized for walkaround programs
  • Available in permanent mount applications

Recommended Wilcoxon vibration monitoring solutions and accessories for nuclear power plant environments:

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Useful resources: Vibration monitoring solutions – nuclear power industry

Wilcoxon Research products are known for reliability, backed by our responsive customer support team. Together, we help keep the industrial world working. At this time, online purchasing is available only to United States customers taking delivery in the United States. For more information, please contact our sales team.