The need for eliminating catastrophic damage of structures and breakdowns and unnecessary maintenance costs in production processes has and will continue to drive the adoption of condition monitoring solutions across several industries.
Vibration amplitude may be measured as a displacement, a velocity, or acceleration. Vibration amplitude measurements may either be relative, or absolute.
By Condition monitoring we mean continuous evaluation of the health of plant, equipment and structure throughout its serviceable life.
Condition and Vibration monitoring can, in many cases, be extended to provide primary protection, but its real function must always be to attempt to recognise the development of faults at an early stage.
The proposed new Photonics technologies are highly sensitive, and additionally, are free of the many limitations encountered by the existing conventional technologies.
VIDUR and VEDA are Photonic Systems for Real Time Vibration and Condition Monitoring systems.