2S1: Case Study: Installation and Commissioning, Pillars of Reliability

Ng Hock Swee, TSSI Ang Kar Bun, TSSI


The Installation has direct impact on machinery performance, life cycle cost and operating conditions. To achieve reliable operation of rotating machinery we have to assure proper installation. Understanding of installation protocols starting from Foundation Flatness, Levels, Soft Fot, Precisison Shaft Alignment, Pipe Strain, Nozzle Load and Thermal Growth are essencial. In the PF curve Installation is proactive phase right after the Design. I will present step by step the order of the procedures for placement and installation of rotating machinery and explain in details what is important and how these conditions affect machinery. Explain the effects of unproper installation and what are the consecuences to rotating machinery.


1. Understand the importance of proper machinery installation.
2. Consequences of bad installation and their effect on rotating machinery.
3. Learn Installation procedures and their order.

Bio - Ng Hock Swee

He started his career in the condition monitoring field since 1986 in the industries working as field service vibration engineer. He is a certified Cat III Vibration Analyst by Vibration Institute (VI) and Level II Certified Thermographer by Infrared Training Centre (ITC).
Through the years of experience in the of field application, system installation & measurement of Condition Monitoring in various industries include Paper mills, Power Plant, Cement Plant, Steel Pant, Oil & Gas, Water treatment plant, Port, Fertilizer Plant, Electronic plant, he has obtained approval as a licensed trainer for VI (international Training Partner) and ITC and started getting involved in training on the related fields – VI CAT I & II Vibration Courses, ITC Infrared Thermography Level I course, Alignment and balancing courses.

Bio - Ang Kar Bun

He started his working career after graduating with a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering as a sales and service engineer in Malaysia. He has been involved in the field of condition monitoring for the past 20 years. He is a certified Level II vibration analyst, Level II Thermographer and laser shaft alignment and geometric measurement specialist. He is credited with the recognition of having been responsible for introducing Easy-Laser’s laser alignment technology to many of Malaysia’s leading manufacturing facilities.