Accessories – mounting and enclosures

Accelerometer mounting hardware and installation techniques >

The method used to mount the accelerometer determines the mounted resonance of the vibration sensor

Accelerometers

Accelerometer mounting instructions >

Basic mounting techniques for accelerometers allow qualified field technicians to install vibration sensors in a variety of applications and environments

Accelerometer selection considerations >

Accelerometer selection considerations include frequency range, vibration amplitude, operating temperature range, environment, mounting method, physical constraints, and hazardous area requirements

Benefits of IEPE accelerometer isolation design >

The importance of IEPE design when choosing a vibration sensor for condition monitoring of wind turbines

Hermeticity and helium leak testing >

Accelerometer reliability is significantly impacted by the welding process. Hermetically sealed accelerometers allow longer product life and reliability of data

Industrial piezoelectric accelerometer design >

Industrial accelerometer design considerations such as frequency response, noise, sensitivity and powering

Installation guide for hazardous areas >

To maintain intrinsic safety, the wiring used in hazardous areas should be implemented to absolutely preclude any possibility of igniting flammable or combustible materials

Installation of vibration sensors >

Basic installation techniques for accelerometers and other vibration sensors allow qualified field technicians to install vibration sensors in a variety of applications and environments

Intrinsically safe device parameters >

Device parameters for Wilcoxon Research product range intrinsically safe sensors

Low frequency machinery monitoring >

Low frequency monitoring of industrial machinery requires specialized sensors, instrumentation and measurement techniques

Lower vibration levels decrease maintenance costs >

Monitor and reduce the vibration amplitude on rotating equipment to bring down maintenance costs over time

Piezoelectric accelerometer specifications and specmanship >

Reproduced with permission from Sound & Vibration

12 things to consider when selecting an accelerometer >

Learn the basics of 12 important considerations for selecting the right industrial accelerometer. This presentation will go over sensor characteristics such as acceleration range and sensitivity tolerance, as well as environmental factors like temperature and hazardous area requirements

Radio frequency interference >

Radio frequency interference on internally amplified accelerometer signals

Reading accelerometer specifications >

A basic description of the specifications used on accelerometer data sheets

Sensor reliability impact on predictive maintenance program costs >

Accelerometers with lower MTBF values result in higher costs for permanently installed vibration sensor applications. By taking the MTBF and manufacturing quality into account when making an accelerometer purchase, buyers can achieve a total lower cost of ownership

Tech brief: Corrosion considerations for underwater vibration monitoring >

A brief technical note about corrosion occurring in underwater monitoring applications

Tech tip: Sensor overloading >

Expert tips to diagnose sensor overloading

Technote: Measurement locations >

An overview of issues related to selecting measurement locations and the number of sensors used

TN 13: Transducer operation in hazardous environments >

Some vibration monitoring applications require the sensor to be installed in a hazardous area. In these environments, the transducer must be unable to ignite the surrounding atmosphere

Troubleshooting industrial sensor installations >

Accelerometer based monitoring systems can be tested to verify proper installation and operation, ensure data integrity, and identify most problems

Vibration monitoring considerations in high EMI environments >

HV sensors can withstand up to 6,000 volts for vibration monitoring in high EMI environments

Vibration training: Low frequency monitoring >

Key low frequency monitoring considerations are the vibration sensor sensitivity and noise

Wiring guide for dual output sensors >

Wilcoxon Research product range dual-output sensors that output a vibration signal and a DC voltage proportional to temperature

4-20 mA sensors and transmitters

4-20 mA loop powered sensor selection guide >

With the availability of 4-20 mA vibration transducers, plant personnel can now input vibration information directly to their Programmable Logic Controller or Distributed Control System

4-20 mA vibration sensors out-perform vibration switches >

Vibration sensors and vibration switches are not equivalent products. Newer 4-20 mA technology and products provide better protection and real time vibration monitoring information

Application guide for velocity loop powered sensors >

This application guide will: review the background of machinery vibration, 4-20 mA loop sensors, and the ISO10816 standard; offer help in selecting the proper range transducer; elaborate on installation guidelines; and provide guidance with setting vibration limits

Cost effective predictive maintenance solutions >

4-20 mA vibration sensors make it simple and cost effective to trend data on critical assets when no vibration monitoring program exists or for the balance of plant machinery that is not currently being monitored

Industrial vibration sensor selection: Piezovelocity transducers >

In many industrial monitoring applications, piezovelocity transducers have distinct advantages over piezoelectric accelerometers and traditional velocity pickups

Measuring displacement using accelerometers >

Displacement is the most easily understood vibration parameter, yet is the least commonly utilized in vibration monitoring

The costs of a run-to-failure approach to maintenance >

A Run To Failure (RTF) approach to maintenance consumes your budget with hidden costs that eat away profits. Simplified Condition Based Maintenance using 4-20 mA sensors and transmitters provides a cost-effective alternative

You don't have to be a vibration expert... >

Even if you aren't a vibration expert, you can monitor critical machinery vibration levels using sensors and transmitters that run on common 4-20 mA loops

Cables and Connectors

TN 22: Vibration sensor wiring and cabling >

Basic wiring and cabling techniques for accelerometers and other vibration sensors will allow qualified field technicians to connect vibration sensors in a variety of applications and environments