Skip to Main Content
Skip Nav Destination

Fundamentals of Rotating Machinery Diagnostics

By
Donald E. Bently
Donald E. Bently
Search for other works by this author on:
Charles T. Hatch
Charles T. Hatch
Search for other works by this author on:
Bob Grissom
Bob Grissom
Search for other works by this author on:
ISBN:
9780971408104
No. of Pages:
756
Publisher:
ASME Press
Publication date:
2002

The most common complaint by operators of rotating machinery is high vibration. The second most common complaint is high bearing temperature. High bearing temperature is almost always associated with a high dynamic or static radial load; such a load can be caused by process conditions, various mechanical factors, coupling malfunctions, or misalignment. Radial loads and misalignment have similar symptoms; in fact, misalignment usually produces high radial loads in one or more bearings. Thus, the diagnosis of both of these malfunctions uses closely related techniques. For that reason, we will study both malfunctions in this chapter.

This content is only available via PDF.
You do not currently have access to this chapter.
Close Modal

or Create an Account

Close Modal
Close Modal