MMS can carry out both dual plane and single plane static balancing in-situ of fans, blowers and most types of rotating elements. Usually detected from our own vibration analysis as part of an effective condition monitoring program.
The condition of imbalance can be devastating, can rapidly deteriorate and yet is simple to rectify. A vibrating out of balance fan may just seem like a nuisance but the long-term effects can be fundamentally damaging and catastrophic failure can be fatal! The Ultimate Predictive Maintenance solution.
What is In-Situ Balancing?
In-situ balancing means we can significantly reduce high vibration levels caused by imbalance without the need for a major shutdown and outage. Usually in a short space of time and with the minimum of inconvenience the rotating element can be rectified on site. The benefits are many:
- Reduced downtime
- Minimum effect on process
- Dramatic reduction in maintenance costs
- Greater efficiency
- Reduced vibration & noise
- Prolonged bearing life
What is involved?
Although the machine remains on site, the balancing engineers do require periodic stoppages of the machine, isolations and access hatch removal. This is to enable inspection and cleaning of impellers, the fitting of trial weights and final balance weights. Usually only a handful of run ups and run downs are required and are a far better option than removal of the whole machine for a factory balance.