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low-frequency proximity probe data would
provide a more complete picture of machinery health. High-frequency vibration is
particularly useful in diagnosis and analysis
of several classes of problems in high-speed
turbomachinery. The most widely known
phenomenon involves the set of signals
generated by a pair of meshing gears in a
gearbox. A high-frequency accelerometer
is the preferred sensor for measuring this
important information.
The general guideline for gearbox analysis
is to look at three harmonics of gear mesh
frequencies and their sidebands. Increases
in gear-mesh harmonics and natural gear
frequency are primary indications of a gearing problem, such as gear wear, misalignment, eccentricity, or improper backlash.
The presence of and changes in these
signals are important diagnostic indicators
in assessing the cause and cure of gearing
problems.

FREQUENCY RESPONSE
AND MOUNTING
Vibration literature had previously explained that the frequency response of an
installed accelerometer was highly dependent upon the method used to attach the
sensor to the structure. The contention
was that, of the four common methods for
attaching sensors to mounting locations for
PdM (stud-mounted, adhesive-attached,
magnet-mounted, and hand-held), the first
approach-stud-mounting-provided the
widest frequency response and the most
secure and reliable attachment. The other
methods reduced the upper frequency range
of the sensor.
Yet, despite its performance under ideal
conditions, stud-mounting was not a realistic option for a vibration program that
demanded measurements at hundreds of
points on a monthly basis. The drawbacks
were related to the time- and labor-intensive
nature of this technique.

NOVEMBER 2017

SEARCH FOR A
'QUICK' SOLUTION
As the vibration analysts saw it, their program required a quick-connect/disconnect
strategy that provided accurate readings at
high frequencies. In support of their interest
and needs, PCB offered a variety of sensors
for evaluation, as well as access to its own
test facilities.

PCB's inventory included low-mass,
high-response accelerometers with frequency ranges exceeding 20 kHz, when
properly installed, and rare-earth magnets
for accelerometer mounting. Despite the
general opinion that magnet mounts were
useful only in low-frequency applications
(less than 3 kHz), the vibration analysts
felt it was possible to achieve the desired

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