Tracking of Rolling Element Bearing Failure Stages Using Vibration Signature Analysis (66 page Booklet)
• This widely read paper helps the analyst learn how to detect rolling element bearing problems from the incipient stage to the final stages of life before catastrophic failure.
• It helps the analyst to identify bearing defect frequencies, how to calculate them, and how to assess their severity.
• The highlight of this paper is a presentation of six possible failure scenarios for rolling element bearings and a table recommending when they should be replaced based on a number of variables, including probable severity of the fault(s) as well as criticality of the machine.
• Numerous real-world case histories are used to illustrate a variety of rolling element bearing problems showing fault detection, evaluation of severity, recommended corrective actions, and results of corrective actions after they were taken.