Vibration Monitoring

Vibration Monitoring

All construction builders know that vibrations can be a source of damage. Luckily, we can find those errors by measuring the vibrations at the right time. Vibration monitoring is not as easy as most people think. You will need the right training and equipment to do this right. The results of vibration monitoring can give you information about the influence of the vibration on people that are in the building, but also on the damage of the building. But how do you measure those vibrations?

The history of vibration monitoring equipment

Vibrations monitoring is already done for a few years. Back in 1988, it was awfully hard to measure the vibrations. The kits that were used to measure those vibrations consisted of a huge measurement system and a drag-and-drop computer. The people that worked with that equipment, needed to carry that heavy stuff around. This way of measuring the vibrations was not efficient at all and provided a small amount of useable information. In 1992, the IFCO VM measuring system was invented. This measuring system was a lot better than the old one. But the major improvement came in 2004 when the Axilog was invented. This was the start of the vibration monitoring equipment that we know now.

The equipment we use

There is two important equipment you need to find vibration errors. To measure the vibrations, you will need a vibration monitor. When you buy one of these, it is important to look for a monitor that measures the right frequencies, has a good filter and has a battery that can last a few days without charging. When you have measured the vibrations, you need vibration analysis equipment that will find the possible errors. This equipment will warn you when necessary.