Case Study: Beyond Traditional Condition Monitoring – How HD Vibration Data can be used for Your Process

Stefan Furness, Global Area Sales Manager, SPM Instrument


This presentation will cover a new and innovative way of using high quality vibration data to optimize the production process, with examples from critical equipment in mining and Pulp & Paper. Traditionally, in the Condition Monitoring business, we are focusing on bearing and gear faults and other types of problems in equipment – but sometimes we see signals in the vibration data that belongs to the production process itself. By applying newly developed algorithms, these production related signals can be extracted and used for process optimization.


Stefan Furness has worked in different industries as an electrical engineer for over 20 years, in mining, steel, cement, chemical and pharmaceutical industry just to mention some of them. The last 17 years he has been working within condition monitoring business and is now stationed in SPM head office in Sweden as a Global Area Sales Manager. He has been working as a teacher, installation engineer, service and repair engineer, technical sales engineer and sales manager in tasks, all from computer programming to X-ray analytical work, in a world spread focus in all, from small companies to world leading concern’s.