Case – Route Ultrasoon
The customer asked us to put all machines through an ultrasonic test while driving. In one of the machines an abnormality was detected.
Findings during the trip:
While conducting an ultrasonic test on the engine of a centrifugal pump we noticed an alarming grating/rattling sound. We therefore conducted a comparative vibration measurement.
We noticed advanced damage to the engine bearing.
Replace the engine bearing.
Findings after replacing the bearing:
Conducting ultrasonic measurements is a fast way of detecting a machine with bearing damage.
This case teaches us that ultrasonic measurement are a good primary tool to detect a problem.