Today: April 21, 2018, 7:53 am
Energy & Environment

Unchecked Proximity Probes Produce An Alarming Trend

The Modal Shop's model 9100D or 9110D Portable Vibration Calibrators enable users to check their sensors to ensure correct output and operation of alarm trip points, preventing costly equipment breakdown. 2014-08-05 22:03:54
Cincinnati, OH - August 5, 2014 -The Modal Shop's Portable Vibration Calibrator Series can offer peace of mind to companies who use non-contact proximity probes (also known as Eddy current sensors) on critical equipment, such as turbines. When combined with a Proximity Probe Mounting Kit (model 9100-PPA01),

With proximity probes having the reputation of being complex to use (incorrect cable types and lengths can alter voltage output; probe output can change depending on shaft material and running speed; shaft irregularities produce false vibration signal), the Portable Vibration Calibrator gives users a way to cross check their accuracy and ensure the continued protection of critical equipment.

Some turbines generate $1 Million per day or more in revenue making their continued operation essential for business. The vibration protection system for turbines is also considered critical equipment and needs to be in proper working order.

While confirming proper operation, the 9110D also ensures that a company complies with the API 670 standard for field testing of Machinery Protection Systems. The unit provides for the printing of ISO 17025-compliant calibration certificates for proximity probes, accelerometers and velometers.

In today's economy, many industrial facilities are trying to do more with less. Predictive maintenance programs are becoming increasingly automated, with some teams even relying on having critical alerts sent directly to their phones. The safest decision is to put a system in place to validate the machinery protection system.

Designed for use on-site, the 9110D calculates and displays test sensor sensitivity on the readout screen in real time. It also has built-in ICP® input for piezoelectric accelerometers and can save up to 500 calibration records directly to the unit's internal memory. Users can copy records to the included USB flash drive with Report Generation Workbook via the unit's USB port. Saved calibration data is then transferred to a computer where the user can easily generate and print an ISO 17025-compliant customizable calibration certificate.

The 9110D and other portable vibration products in the 9100 Series provide enhanced stability and superior vibration calibration over an extended 7 Hz (420 CPM) to 10 kHz (600,000 CPM) frequency range, at amplitudes up to 50 mils peak to peak (1.27 mm peak to peak). They feature an integral precision quartz reference accelerometer and closed-loop level control, packaged in a rugged Pelican® Storm case with two press and pull latches. The Modal Shop 9100 Series is always ready for travel to industrial test sites, bringing laboratory accuracy to the field.

About The Modal Shop
Based in Cincinnati, OH, The Modal Shop, a PCB Group Company, manufactures electrodynamic shakers, structural test products, calibration systems and non-destructive testing systems for a range of industries from metrology to manufacturing. For more information on our Portable Vibration Calibrator Series as well as other available systems, visit our calibration web page at

ICP® is a registered trademark of PCB Group, Inc.

Press Information
The Modal Shop, Inc.
3149 E Kemper Rd

Kacey King Redmond
Marketing Communications

# 495 Words
Related Articles
More From Energy & Environment
Tanaka Memorial Foundation Announces Recipients of Precious [..]
- Yoshiho Ikeuchi, a Lecturer at The University of Tokyo, wins Gold Award for the development of a platinum electrode [..]
Hibiscus Petroleum Completes Acquisition of North Sabah [..]
- Hibiscus Petroleum secures second revenue stream with completion of the transaction to acquire 50% participating interests in [..]
TEPCO Establishes New Online Renewable Electricity Retail [..]
TOKYO, Mar 30, 2018 - (JCN Newswire) - Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, Inc. (TEPCO) announced today the launch of [..]
Free Electrons selects 2018 Cohort of 30 [..]
Global Energy Program Attracted 515 Applications from 65 Countries TOKYO, Mar 27, 2018 - (JCN Newswire) - Free Electrons, the [..]
Wintermar Offshore (WINS:JK) Reports FY2017 Results
JAKARTA, Mar 21, 2018 - (ACN Newswire) - Wintermar Offshore Marine (WINS:JK) has reported results for the 2017 financial year. [..]

Disclaimer: If you have any questions regarding information in this press release please contact the company added in the press release. Please do not contact pr-inside. We will not be able to assist you. PR-inside disclaims the content included in this release.