Machinery Testing Schedule
It is important to begin a vibration-monitoring program of manageable size and then gradually expand it as you gain experience. The most important machines to monitor should be those that are critical to the plant's productivity and/or have a poor maintenance record. Variable speed machines, extremely complex machines, and reciprocating machines should not be included at first.
For a successful monitoring program, machinery measurements must be carried out on a scheduled periodic basis. Most equipment should be tested monthly, with certain less important machines on a 3-month schedule. Weekly testing is common for critical machines. In any case, it is important to tailor your measurement schedule to suit the machines and their condition. As experience is gained, it will be easy to revise the testing schedule accordingly.
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