An overview of peer to peer wireless ad hoc networks explaining basic characteristics, and modes of operating. This will include reliability and ease of operating and installation. The wireless network application will show the operating of the wireless network for vibration monitoring of cooling tower motors and gearboxes using an oil refinery installation as an example. The discussion will include sensor selection (IMI sensors), radio placement and connection to a remote control room. The post analysis software will be described including FFTs (Fast Fourier Tranform), trending and the computer analysis to determine vibration anomalies.

08-08: Wireless Vibration Monitoring for Condition Based Maintenance Cooling

  • Gerry Nadley, MachineTalker, Inc