Improved effectiveness of vibration monitoring of rolling bearings in paper mills
1998 (English)In: Journal of engineering tribology, Vol. 212, no 2, 111-120 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Rolling element bearing failures in paper mill machines are considered in relation to their critical role in the machine function. The paper discusses these failures according to what becomes damaged and how, and relates them to the vibration spectra and their development over the bearings’ lives. Interpretation of some variations in the vibration signature, i.e. relating vibration amplitude changes and frequency shifts to the deterioration processes involved, are proposed and discussed. The literature was found mainly to confirm this analysis. A new approach to envelope alarming is presented and shown theoretically (logically) to offer later renewal with fewer failures, and therefore lower cost and higher productivity. Deficiencies in data coverage and quality, and the feedback of case study results, are discussed. A model to improve maintenance experience is proposed and discussed. Using vibration to monitor component condition, the accurate prediction of remaining life requires (a) enough vibration measurements, (b) numerate records of operating conditions, (c) better discrimination between frequencies in the spectrum and (d) correlation of (b) and (c). This is because life prediction depends on the amplitudes of (and) the frequencies generated by the component damage. Much money could be saved because some present policies utilise as little as half of the bearing useful life.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
1998. Vol. 212, no 2, 111-120 p.
Bearing defects, Vibration spectral analysis, Defect vibration frequency, Fault diagnosis, Envelope alarming, Data gathering and Feedback, Maintenance improvement
Engineering and Technology
Research subject Technology (byts ev till Engineering), Terotechnology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-21294DOI: 10.1243/1350650981541930OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-21294DiVA: diva2:547077