Client intimacy avoids shutdown

Client intimacy avoids shutdown    

to resolve fan vibration problem.

Client: Mineral refinery.

Tough Problem: Fan vibration signature detected in routine condition monitoring (see Figure 1) indicated "looseness" somewhere in the system. The client was concerned they would need to shut down the fan to identify the source of the problem.

Practical Solution: SVT's initimate knowledge of the site and equipment enabled a quick resolution ...a simple imbalance of the fan (rather than the more serious looseness) was identified. 

The suspect fan was cleaned online and returned immediatley to normal operating parameters.



Bottom Line: The client quickly minimized noise impacts and avoided a costly shutdown.



Figure 1: Vibration signature indicating "looseness".