The vibrations are monitored by utilizing two different measurement principles in combination.
- Early warning, shear waves propagating from metal friction are picked up by an ultrasonic element. These measurements will give an indication of potential fault conditions as all those starts high up in frequency.
- 3D Vibrations from 0.125Hz to 1000Hz will be quantified by an accelerometer.
To optimize both metering schemes, the Vibration Monitor 3D needs good mechanical and acoustic coupling to the structure is monitoring.
The ClampOn DSP Vibration Monitor 3D can also function as a regular sand detector, in parallel with the vibration monitoring, and in real time.