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Vibration is a mechanical phenomenon whereby oscillations occur about an equilibrium point. The word comes from Latin vibrationem (“shaking, brandishing”). The oscillations may be periodic, such as the motion of a pendulum—or random, such as the movement of a tire on a gravel road.

In many cases, however, vibration is undesirable, wasting energy and creating unwanted sound. For example, the vibrational motions of engines, electric motors, or any mechanical device in operation are typically unwanted. Such vibrations could be caused by imbalances in the rotating parts, uneven friction, or the meshing of gear teeth. Careful designs usually minimize unwanted vibrations.

The studies of sound and vibration are closely related. Sound, or pressure waves, are generated by vibrating structures (e.g. vocal cords); these pressure waves can also induce the vibration of structures (e.g. eardrum). Hence, attempts to reduce noise are often related to issues of vibration.

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The Importance of Maintenance and Vibration Monitoring in Wastewater Treatment Plants

Equipment monitoring and maintenance in a wastewater treatment setting isn’t optional. Failures are often highly publicized events resulting in an angry public and regulatory sanctions. And so it should be. Each water treatment plant ...

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What Kind of Vibration Sensors Does Your Plant Need?

Each industrial plant is different with its own unique requirements, but one common thread shared by most plants is the need for robust vibration monitoring solutions. Vibration sensors can provide a unique view into the inner workings ...

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