Rotating Machinery Testing

Rotating machinery tends to spend long periods of time in steady-state operation. The vibration signatures recorded by a continuous monitoring system can capture problems such as imbalance due to blade erosion or loading and misalignment due to thermal cycling. But such measurements may not reflect some of the more subtle degradation a machine may experience with age and wear. However, every time we stop or start a processing train we have an opportunity to learn a lot more about its mechanical health.