Starting a vibration monitoring program is not always easy. It requires investing human resources for training and capital dollars to obtain data acquisition equipment. But most plants already have PLC, DCS or SCADA systems in place monitoring pressure, flow and temperature.
IMI’s loop-powered 4-20 mA vibration transmitters are “plug and play” with today’s plant control systems. Thus 4-20 mA vibration transmitters are an excellent way to monitor vibration and protect critical equipment without the expense of additional costly data acquisition systems. While 4-20 mA sensors cannot perform diagnostic tasks they provide early warnings that help maintenance technicians avoid catastrophic failure.