Bearing damage characterization using SVAN 958 and laser in the time domain

05 Apr 2013

The study evaluated bearing damage detection using SVAN 958 and laser. Accelerometers attached to SVAN 958 were used to measure the radial accelerations from the bearing housing. The laser which is an optical device was then subsequently used to measure the radial accelerations from the bearing housing. The data obtained from the two measuring techniques was processed to detect damage of the bearing using statistical tools and it was established that both methodologies were able to detect damage in the bearing.