Contents:
Overview of the Entire Field and a Brief History

Basic Concepts and Theory

Instruments

Typical Problems

Techniques

Machine Diagnostics 

Trending

Final Remarks. 

Machinery Vibration: Measurement and Analysis
by Victor Wowk, 368pp, 245 illus, ISBN: 0070719365
Ninety percent of all machine failures are signaled months, even years, in advance by changes in machine vibrations. 

Some future failures are even predictable upon initial start-up. 

By understanding a machine's vibration "signature," you can diagnose, solve, and prevent problems, as well as reduce the cost of maintenance. 

 
     Machinery Vibration: Measurement and Analysis will show you how to use state-of-the-art instrumentation, transducers and fast Fourier transform (FFT) spectrum analyzers-to monitor machine conditions using the vibration signature. This expert sourcebook includes:
  • Case histories that illustrate strategies for solving machinery problems-from unbalances and misalignments to vortex flow and turbulence
  • A diagnostic chart for assessing the severity of vibration
  • An overview of technology used in "trending" machine performance
  • Guidelines for setting up a vibration monitoring system
  • Many illustrations throughout the book
     Whether you're a plant or mechanical engineer, maintenance engineer, facility manager, mechanic, or technician, this excellent book will enable you to troubleshoot mechanical problems and improve machinery performance.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Victor Wowk, a registered professional engineer, is the President of Machine Dynamics, Inc., an engineering firm specializing in machinery vibrations, based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He has extensive field experience in vibration analysis, which includes machinery diagnostics and applying corrective techniques. Mr. Wowk is an instructor for both in-plant and public Machinery Vibration Workshops.
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