In the HVAC industry, most sound or noise is generated via rotating equipment and air and fluid movement through ducts and pipes. This movement creates vibration, sound, or noise.
Vibration in its simplest form can be considered an oscillation or repetitive motion of an object around an equilibrium position. In the HVAC industry, sound is not generated without some form of vibration from equipment. Although sound is not present without vibration, there can be vibration without sound noticeable to the human ear.
Control of HVAC system sound and vibration are of equal importance, but measurement of vibration is often not necessary to determine sources or transmission paths of unwanted sound or noise. Because vibration is the source of noise from HVAC systems, management of those conditions is imperative to a quiet design. System design that neglects to properly address vibration may result in malfunctioning components, noise, and, in some cases, catastrophic failure.
TAB Engineering Services LLC offers Vibration measurements following the international standards to give the stakeholders the following benefits:
Give maintenance staff time to schedule required repairs and acquire needed parts.
Incur fewer unexpected and serious failures, helping to prevent production stoppages that cut into the bottom line.
- Increased maintenance intervals.
Extend life of equipment and schedule maintenance by need.
Incur fewer unexpected or catastrophic failures because problem areas can be anticipated before failure.
- Peace of mind.
Build confidence in maintenance schedules, budgeting, and productivity estimates.