Vibration measurements on fans and blowers play a major role in field monitoring operations. In addition to the usual signals caused by bearings and imbalance, the vibrations induced by the fan blades can be measured. The vibrations are induced by inhomogeneous flow fields.
The PT 500.18 accessory set induces the vibrations magnetically. Three fan rotors with differing numbers of blades can be investigated. A guard plate covers the rotating fans. An obliquely-mounted inertia disk is used to investigate the gyroscopic effect. Just as in actual practice, the fan model can also be driven directly via a flexible coupling or by the belt drive PT 500.14.
The accessory set is mounted on the base plate of the machinery diagnostic base system PT 500.
To measure and evaluate the experiment, the computerised vibration analyser PT 500.04 is required. It includes all the necessary sensors, a measuring amplifier and analysis software to record the vibration phenomena.