Acoustic /Vibration monitoring
Acoustic emission is a term that covers vibration caused by rotating machinery. Condition monitoring by acoustic emission analysis is an effective and non-destructive way of getting an insight into the health of the machinery on board. With the analysis equipment you can determine if you are using enough lubrication, have a shaft misalignment or even the condition of bearings. Acoustic emissions analysis is particularly efficient when it comes to early detection of faults, giving the crew time to act before a critical failure. Vibration in general is one of the main stress factors on board a vessel and monitoring it continuously can prove valuable when planning maintenance and selecting new hardware.