Machinery Vibration: Balancing, Special Reprint Edition

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October 22, 1998


Mixed media product, 322 pages


0071348611 / 9780071348614


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Main description

DOUBLE MACHINERY LIFE and SLASH MAINTENANCE COSTS! Vibration: it stunts machinery life, forces expensive downtime, boosts energy costs, and triggers dangerous breakdowns. The solution? The unmatched balancing expertise in Victor Wowk's Machinery Vibration: Balancing--the one tool you need to measure, isolate, and reduce virtually any rotating component's vibration, resonance, or misalignment problem. Use it to: Balance everything from ceiling fans to turbine engines--even nonrotating parts like engine pistons; Select and apply balancing sensors and systems for single-plane and two-plane balancing, 4-rin method without phase, static-couple method, and overhung and flexible-rotor balancing; Balance in the shop and out on site--even when disassemble isn't an option; Get top results from such vibration transducers as accelerometers, velocity pickups and proximity probes; Reduce vibration even when balancing doesn't work.

Table of contents

History of Balancing. Practical Aspects. Definitions and Concepts. Balancing with No Instruments. Vectors. Sensors. Single-Plane Balancing. Four-Run Method Without Phase. Two-Plane Balancing. Static-Couple Method. Overhung Rotor. Flexible Rotor Balancing. Tools. Why Balancing Sometimes Doesn't Work. Shop Balancing. Balancing Standards. Additional Balancing Methods. Balancing Non-Rotating Parts. The Future of Balancing.

Author comments

Victor Wowk, a registered professional engineer, is the President of Machine Dynamics, Inc., an engineering firm specializing in machinery vibrations, based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He has extensive field experience in vibration analysis, which includes machinery diagnostics and applying corrective techniques. Mr Wowk is an instructor for both in-plant and public Machinery Vibration Workshops.

Back cover copy

If you're responsible for the production, installation, or maintenance of equipment, this practical, how-to guide offers proven methods for balancing machinery in order to reduce production loss, maintenance costs, and expensive downtime due to machinery failure. From the fundamentals of balancing to the latest advanced techniques, the book explains the full range of mass balancing methods in use today, including balancing with no instruments...single-plane balancing...the four-run method without phase...two-plane balancing...the static-couple method...flexible rotor balancing...and balancing nonrotating parts. Machinery Vibration: Balancing shows you how to implement simple methods to mass balance without expensive instruments, and explores such topics as the vestor mathematics of balancing, mass centering, index balancing, and designs for balance weights. Featuring hundreds of illustrations, real-world case studies, and worked-out problems, this essential on-the-job reference will give you the information and know-how required to solve any balancing problem on any piece of equipment.

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