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Title: Field balancing in the real world

Abstract

Field balancing can achieve significant results when other problems are present in the frequency spectrum and multiple vibrations are evident in the waveform. Many references suggest eliminating other problems before attempting to balance. That`s great - if you can do it. There are valid reasons for this approach, and it would be much easier to balance machinery when other problems have been corrected. It is the theoretical ideal in field balancing. However, in the real world of machinery maintained for years by reacting to immediate problems, the classic vibration signature for unbalance is rarely seen. Maintenance personnel make most of their decisions with limited information. The decision to balance or not to balance is usually made the same way. This paper will demonstrate significant results of field balancing in the presence of multiple problems. By examining the data available and analyzing the probabilities, a reasonable chance for success can be assured.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
552750
Report Number(s):
ORNL/CP-94697; CONF-9710105-
ON: DE98001064; TRN: 97:005902
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-96OR22464
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 1997 CSI reliability week, Nashville, TN (United States), 13 Oct 1997; Other Information: PBD: 5 Sep 1997
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING NOT INCLUDED IN OTHER CATEGORIES; MACHINERY; MASS BALANCE; MECHANICAL VIBRATIONS; MAINTENANCE; REPAIR

Citation Formats

Bracher, B. Field balancing in the real world. United States: N. p., 1997. Web.
Bracher, B. Field balancing in the real world. United States.
Bracher, B. 1997. "Field balancing in the real world". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/552750.
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