Condition Monitoring of Cooling Tower Fans Using the Envelope Technique

Pai, Raghuvir B and Girish, H (2016) Condition Monitoring of Cooling Tower Fans Using the Envelope Technique. In: International Conference on Mechanics, Materials and Structural Engineering.

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Damaged rolling contact bearings generate vibration. These vibrations may be measured and separated from other vibrations in a machine to analyze and interpret the condition of the bearings and other associated problems. The envelope technique is used to measure the magnitude or energy distribution of the shock emitted whenever a defect in a bearing comes into contact with another surface. Frequency analysis of the enveloped signal determines the type of fault and the amplitude level, the extent of the fault. In this paper, the envelope technique is used to analyze alignment problems associated with cooling tower fans in a large refinery processing crude oil. Experimental data obtained are reported.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cooling tower fan, Envelope technique, Condition monitoring
Subjects: Engineering > MIT Manipal > Mechanical and Manufacturing
Depositing User: MIT Library
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2018 04:38
Last Modified: 11 Jan 2018 04:38

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