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Vibration sensors for monitoring power plant machines

For power plant operators, avoiding outages and providing constant power supply are daily priorities. To keep plants operational, machines must be reliable. Wilcoxon vibration monitoring sensors are used by plant maintenance teams to provide advanced warning of component wear on power plant assets. Reliability engineers depend on vibration analysis/diagnostics to establish baseline, trend and early warning/detection of machine faults, plan for machine repairs, and optimize maintenance outages.

Typical power plant applications where vibration monitoring solutions are used include

  • Blowers, compressors, cooling towers
  • Fans – forced draft and induced draft
  • Hydro turbines (low frequency)
  • Motors, nuclear machinery, pumps

Looking for helpful insight? Read our vibration monitoring for power generations applications notes below

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

With an MTBF greater than 25 years, our sensors include the following features:

  • EMI/RFI shielded to withstand high EMI (electromagnetic interference) environments
  • Case isolated
  • Detect both low and high speed vibrations
  • Extended low end frequency response (hydro turbines)
  • Superior broadband frequency response
  • Hermetic sealing

Our sensors are also:

  • Easy to install and maintain
  • Conveniently sized for walkaround programs
  • Permanent mount applications

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Wilcoxon Sensing Technologies 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.

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