Vibration Measurement and Balancing Consultancy

HGL Dynamics can carry out vibration measurements on your site to diagnose problems with both rotating and static structures.  Our experience covers taking vibration measurements on the rotating machinery within Power plants, pumping stations and many other types of plant where rotating machinery is in use. Our in house developed tools allow us to record and analyse the vibration signatures, our experience enables us to interpret the results and identify the root cause of the problem and recommend the most effective measures to cure the problem.

HGL has significant experience of both low speed rigid body balance operations and the much less common elastic balancing operations, for which we have a range of software tools.

HGL also has significant experience in making vibration measurements on non rotating structures. These measurements have been made on buildings and other structures.

We have access to a wide range of transducers and acquisition equipment within the HGL Dynamics group, including:

  • Accelerometers
  • Microphones
  • Seismometers
  • Single point Laser Vibrometers
  • Scanning Laser Vibrometers
  • Data acquisition systems from 4 channels up to several hundred

 For structural vibration surveys and component testing we can provide stimulus by the following means:

  • Shakers and Amplifiers
  • Modal Testing hammers

Recent vibration measurement projects have included:

  • Shaft Vibration measurements on medium size gas turbine at an oil pumping facility in North Africa
  • Shaft Vibration measurements on a small power generation turbine in Denmark
  • Structural vibration measurements on gas turbine exhaust components in North America
  • Structural vibration measurements on a Historic Statue to assess the effect of heavy road traffic in Europe
  • Balancing operations on a paper mill in North America

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