|Condition monitoring is the collection, storage, comparison and evaluation of data taken to establish the running condition of a machine. The data can be made up of several parameters, for example, electric current, pressure, brush wear, vibration and temperature, to name a few. Vibration Analysis is the area of condition monitoring concerned with evaluating and identifying the source of vibration within a system and assessing it's severity and hence proposing the required maintenance action.|
The individual components of any bearing will exhibit frequency characteristics which will identify it within a system subject to vibration analysis. For SRB bearings these characteristic frequencies are detailed in the tables opposite. The values given are for a nominal speed of 1 RPM. To obtain the correct frequency required for vibration analysis software, multiply by the speed of rotation in RPM.