This vibration sensor provides realtime data
Vibration fluctuations in water- and wastewater-treatment systems often provide an early indicator of problems that cause equipment failure, such as pump cavitation, unbalanced fans and bad bearings. The new Sensaphone Vibration Sensor (photo) can be permanently mounted on equipment such as pumps, motors, generators and diesel engines to continuously monitor vibration velocity and detect unusual conditions. The sensor provides constant, realtime data, and sends an immediate alert to designated personnel when vibration levels fall out of a designated range. It benefits from simple two-wire 4–20-mA installation, is easily configured, and requires no special software, says the company. — Sensaphone, Aston, Pa.