Case Study | Using Motion Amplification to Detect Mechanical Looseness

Westpower’s Reliability Engineering Services team helped reduce excessive horizontal vibrations of a client’s crude oil tank side entry mixer by 92%. Our reliability experts quickly diagnosed and rectified the issue using Motion Amplification technology, which filters high-speed video to specific frequencies and visualizes imperceptible movements to find the root cause of the issue. This client was able to mitigate any potential failures while significantly increasing their operational reliability.

Click to read the full case study here: Detecting Mechanical Looseness with Motion Amplification

Westpower’s Reliability Engineering Services help to mitigate small and excessive vibrations, overheating, unusual noises, cavitation, coupling misalignment and failures, mechanical seal issues and failures as well as cloudy oil and other lubricant issues. Our team utilizes the latest technology and techniques in addition to taking on-site measurements to analyze the actual behaviour of your facility, machinery and supporting systems, providing reliable solutions that create more reliable uptime and operational efficiencies.

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Quick Response Vibration Analysis and Troubleshooting Program

In light of the global pandemic and increased restrictions to customer sites, Westpower has launched a Quick Response Remote Vibration Analysis program using the AVT Machine Sentry Condition Monitoring platform.

We understand the challenges faced in keeping critical equipment running without issues while maintaining compliance to social distancing. Understandably, this restricts third party specialists from accessing sites for data collection, assessments and troubleshooting.

With the Machine Sentry Mobile Hazardous Area Kit (Class 1 Div 1) with 4G LTE connectivity, our customers collect the data while our Reliability Engineering Services team remotely supports data collection and troubleshooting.

When the data is synced to the secured Machine Sentry cloud location our vibration and rotating equipment experts will provide detailed analysis comprehensive report with recommendations. Backed by our multi-disciplinary team of engineers, application and repair specialists your report seamlessly translates through to quickly getting to the root cause solution.

Our Quick Response Remote Analysis program offers solutions for:

  1. Vibration problems on pumps, compressors, fans, and piping
  2. Rotating equipment bad actors that are likely to cause production interruption
  3. Critical equipment they would like to remotely keep an eye on while attending to other critical tasks
  4. On-going condition monitoring of critical assets

Westpower continues to innovate with products and services to better support our customers even in challenging times. In accordance with the guidelines, this support will be conducted remotely via phone, video chat or email.

For details, please contact us via phone, email or fill out the form below:

Phone: (780) 686-6002