After the bearings were installed on September 18th, they were lubricated successfully 4 days later on the 22nd using the LUBExpert Static. The data can be seen below!
As seen in the vibration data, the bearings were in a failed state due to mechanical looseness and required replacement. They were replaced during the next shutdown, and new vibration measurements were taken on the machine. As seen below, the overall RMS went from 8.2 to 2.7 after the bearings were replaced.
This case demonstrates the effectiveness of combining LUBExpert, and lubrication reliability, with the vibration team, and their mechanical condition monitoring efforts! The lubrication team can communicate their results with the vibration team, and vice versa.
Cross referencing both sets of data leads to a more complete picture of bearing health. It allowed the lubrication and vibration team at this cement manufacturer to replace both compromised bearings before they failed, avoiding unplanned downtime. Both departments were also able to collaborate on the installation of the new bearings, preventing any installation failures.