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TECHNICAL ASSOCIATES OF CHARLOTTE, INC.

TABLE II. CRITERIA FOR OVERALL CONDITION RATING (RMS OVERALL VELOCITY, mm/s)rms
1.
2.
3.
4.

5.

Assuming Machine Speed = 600 to 60,000 RPM.


Assuming Measurements by Accelerometer or Velocity Pickup securely mounted as Close as Possible to
Bearing Housing.
Assuming Machine is Not Mounted on the Vibration Isolated Machinery Set Alarm 30% - 50% Higher).
Set Motor Alarms the Same as that for the Particular Machine Type unless Otherwise Noted.
Set Alarms on Individual External Gearbox Position about 25% Higher than of a particular Machine Type.
MACHINE TYPE

GOOD

COOLING TOWER DRIVES


Long, Hollow Drive Shaft
Close Coupled Belt Drive
Close Coupled Direct Drive
COMPRESSORS
Reciprocating
Rotary Screw
Centrifugal With or W/O External Gearbox
Centrifugal Integral Gear (Axial Meas.)
Centrifugal Integral Gear (Radial Meas.)
BLOWERS (FANS)
Lobe-Type Rotary
Belt-Driven Blowers
General Direct Drive Fans (with Coupling)
Primary Air Fans
Large Forced Draft Fans
Large Induced Draft Fans
Shaft-Mounted Integral Fan (Extended Motor Shaft)
Vane-Axial Fans
MOTOR/GENERATOR SETS
Belt-Driven
Direct Coupled
CHILLERS
Reciprocating
Centrifugal (Open-Air) Motor & Comp. Separate
Centrifugal (Hermetic) Motor & Impellers Inside
LARGE TURBINE/GENERATOR
3600 RPM Turbine/Generators
1800 RPM Turbine/Generators
CENTRIFUGAL PUMPS
Vertical Pumps ( 12 20 Height) Height from Grade to Top Motor
Bearing. May be necessary to
Vertical Pumps ( 8 12 Height)
Spec. Lower Alarm for Lower
Vertical Pumps ( 5 8 Height)
Motor Bearing & for Upper Pump
Bearing (depending on height).
Vertical Pumps ( 0 5 Height)
General Purpose Horizontal Pump Direct Coupled
Boiler Feed Pumps Horizontal Orientation
Hydraulic Pumps Horizontal Orientation
MACHINE TOOLS
Motor
Gearbox Input
Gearbox Output
Spindles:
a. Roughing Operations
b. Machine Finishing
c. Critical Finishing

OK

ALERT

CRITICAL

0 6.7
0 4.9
0 3.6

6.7 10.8
4.9 7.6
3.6 5.4

10.8
7.6
5.4

16.2
11.7
8.1

0 5.8
0 5.4
0 3.6
0 3.6
0 2.7

5.8 9.0
5.4 8.1
3.6 5.4
3.6 5.4
2.7 4.5

9.0
8.1
5.4
5.4
4.5

13.5
11.7
8.1
8.1
6.7

0 5.4
0 4.9
0 4.5
0 4.5
0 3.6
0 3.1
0 3.1
0 2.7

5.4 8.1
4.9 7.6
4.5 6.7
4.5 6.7
3.6 5.4
3.1 4.9
3.1 4.9
2.7 4.5

8.1
7.6
6.7
6.7
5.4
4.9
4.9
4.5

12.1
11.7
9.9
9.9
8.1
7.2
7.2
6.7

0 4.9
0 3.6

4.9 7.6
3.6 5.4

7.6
5.4

12.1
8.1

0 4.5
0 3.6
0 2.7

4.5 7.2
3.6 5.4
2.7 4.0

7.2
5.4
4.0

10.8
8.1
6.3

0 3.1
0 2.7

3.1 4.9
2.7 4.0

4.9
4.0

7.2
6.3

0 5.8
0 4.9
0 4.0
0 3.6
0 3.6
0 3.6
0 2.2

5.8 9.0
4.9 7.6
4.0 6.3
3.6 5.4
3.6 5.4
3.6 5.4
2.2 3.6

9.0
7.6
6.3
5.4
5.4
5.4
3.6

13.5
11.7
9.4
8.1
8.1
8.1
5.4

0 1.8
0 2.7
0 1.6

1.8 3.1
2.7 4.0
1.6 2.7

3.1
4.0
2.7

4.5
6.3
4.0

0 1.2
0 0.7
0 0.4

1.2 1.8
0.7 1.1
0.4 0.7

1.8
1.1
0.7

2.7
1.6
1.1

*NOTE: The ALERT and CRITICAL overall levels given above apply only to in-service machinery which has been
operating for some time after initial installation and/or overhaul. They do not apply (and are not meant to serve as )
Acceptance Criteria for either new or rebuilt machinery.

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