Field balancing in the real world

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Field balancing can achieve significant results when other problems are present in the frequency spectrum and multiple vibrations are evident in the waveform. Many references suggest eliminating other problems before attempting to balance. That`s great - if you can do it. There are valid reasons for this approach, and it would be much easier to balance machinery when other problems have been corrected. It is the theoretical ideal in field balancing. However, in the real world of machinery maintained for years by reacting to immediate problems, the classic vibration signature for unbalance is rarely seen. Maintenance personnel make most of ... continued below

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Bracher, B. September 5, 1997.

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Field balancing can achieve significant results when other problems are present in the frequency spectrum and multiple vibrations are evident in the waveform. Many references suggest eliminating other problems before attempting to balance. That`s great - if you can do it. There are valid reasons for this approach, and it would be much easier to balance machinery when other problems have been corrected. It is the theoretical ideal in field balancing. However, in the real world of machinery maintained for years by reacting to immediate problems, the classic vibration signature for unbalance is rarely seen. Maintenance personnel make most of their decisions with limited information. The decision to balance or not to balance is usually made the same way. This paper will demonstrate significant results of field balancing in the presence of multiple problems. By examining the data available and analyzing the probabilities, a reasonable chance for success can be assured.

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  • 1997 CSI reliability week, Nashville, TN (United States), 13 Oct 1997

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  • Other: DE98001064
  • Report No.: ORNL/CP--94697
  • Report No.: CONF-9710105--
  • Grant Number: AC05-96OR22464
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 552750
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc696580

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Bracher, B. Field balancing in the real world, article, September 5, 1997; Tennessee. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc696580/: accessed August 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.