Vibration Measurement Equipment

Vibration occurs everywhere, including structures, machinery and is even present in people

Vibration occurs everywhere, including structures, machinery and is even present in people.  Wherever vibration occurs it shares common language and descriptions. Resonance, frequency and amplitude are all terms used when describing a vibration.  Not all vibrations are problematic and the nature of how and when they do become an issue varies depending on the source. A vibration may be damaging to a machine or it may be cause discomfort to a person in a building.  Xi’s engineers are highly experienced at understanding, measuring and diagnosing these vibrations.

To resolve a vibration issue it is vital to understand the characteristics of the vibration and to know what methods should be used to measure it.  Xi can deploy various equipment depending on the application. High precision accelerometers help identify any displacement produced in all three space coordinate axes in all sorts of machinery and structures. Geophones are capable to detect the smallest of ground vibration as well as high-quality seismometers. Specialist measurements or analysis may require equipment including laser vibrometers, optical displacement cameras and proximity sensors. All these tools help us to identify the characteristics and roots of all the vibration problems.

Xi go beyond the routine surveys and have the capability of processing large data sets. The data extracted from each measurement is analysed and processed with highly precise analytical tools such as Labview, MEscopeVES or MATLAB.