One Setup to Solve All Vibration Issues

Dennis Swanepoel, Lead Technician, Yellotec


The presentation will explore if one set-up can solve all your data needs on a specific piece of equipment. I will then show through practical examples that one set-up cannot do everything you would like to do when analyzing a defect and the common pitfalls in capturing only one point. I will delve into waveform analysis needs, FFT resolution, phase requirements and process data. 


I started my career attaining my National Diploma(S4) in Mechanical Engineering and becoming a Performance and Testing Technician in the Power Generation Industry. I have been in the field of Condition Monitoring for past 21 years. Starting out as an apprentice I managed to improve my knowledge in condition monitoring in various industries and becoming involved in training. In my first years in condition monitoring I became certified by Technical Associates as a trainer for their courses and started specializing in ODS and Modal Analysis. I have worked in various industries and I am qualified in Vibration, Thermography and Oil analysis. I also specialize in operational Deflection shape analysis. Currently my main duties is shared between starting up new service contracts, Special Investigations, Training (Mobius Training Partner)
Industries that I have worked in include Power Generation, Coal Mining, Platinum/chrome refinery and mining, Waste Water Treatment, Food, Paper and Sugar Mills. My most recent achievement was to pass the Mobius CAT IV course and starting up two service contracts in the Power Generation Industry that include vibration, thermography, oil analysis, and alignment.