Measurement Types in Machinery Monitoring
Online machinery monitoring for rotating equipment is generally divided into two categories: protection monitoring and prediction monitoring. The type of monitoring that is applied depends on the asset’s criticality and the maintenance philosophy of the company that runs the asset. In general, rotating assets can be thought of in terms of their criticality to keep the process running and productive. This paper will introduce the measurement types associated with these categories and provide a basic understanding of why certain online protection monitoring is required to protect critical machinery assets.