Case Study: Effective Bearing Condition Monitoring, Using Shock Pulse

Jan Otto, Product Manager


There are many “Special” Bearing Condition Monitoring Techniques out there today, with Shock Pulse being one of them. However, if not applied correctly, it will not add the expected Value. You do not have to use all of them, but sometimes using them in combination with others, helps a lot. By means of a Case Study, I will demonstrate how to apply it correctly, assuring the expected added Value.

Learning Takeaways:

  • History is very important (Monitoring)
  • Shock Pulse Measurements can be effective, if applied correctly
  • Before & After Analysis is Key


Jan is an ISO CAT IV Certified Master Vibration Analyst, ARP CAT II Certified Asset Reliability Practitioner (Reliability Engineer), as well as an IR CAT II Thermographer. He has 30 years’ experience in Condition Monitoring, 2,5 years’ experience in Maintenance and 8 years’ experience in Bearing Technology. He has a National Diploma in Mechanical Engineering and has been a Mobius Trainer for the last 7 years.