Formerly known as IMVAC
In 2016, Mobius Institute launched the INTERNATIONAL MACHINE VIBRATION ANALYSIS & CONDITION MONITORING CONFERENCE (IMVAC) and since then we’ve held multiple events in Asia, the Middle East, Australia, Europe and the USA. If you have been to an IMVAC conference you will have learned about all the CBM technical areas plus vibration analysis. Our conferences have always been about more than just vibration, and we now realize now that our chosen name wasn’t the best… So we changed it!
Introducing the “CBM Conference”
The CBM Conference provides an excellent opportunity for condition monitoring, plant maintenance and reliability professionals to attend workshops, presentations, and case studies that cover key condition monitoring technologies such as Vibration Analysis, Infrared Thermography, Oil Analysis, Wear Particle Analysis, Ultrasound Analysis, Motor Testing, Precision Lubrication, Shaft Alignment, Field Balancing, Reliability and Performance Improvement. In addition to the great learning opportunities, the CBM Conference exposition connects you with industry’s leading vendors from whom you will learn about new technology and find resources that will help you to do your job better.
Condition Monitoring management involves the proper implementation of condition monitoring technologies and the interpretation of the results, for the purpose of supporting greater uptime of a plant's production.
Vibration Analysis is an excellent technique to identify machine faults through non-destructive testing. Variations in the narrowband vibration spectra can identify a wide range of fault conditions, the severity, and the change over time.
Or thermal imaging, is an affordable, easy to use technology that provides an image where pixel color is related to temperature. It can be used to detect electrical, process & mechanical faults.
Oil Analysis & Wear Particle
Also known as ferrography, WPA is the microscopic study of wear-related particles suspended in lubricating oil & grease. Identification of particle shape and material type, can provide a very clear and early indication of specific faults.
Utilizing motor current measurements, and optionally voltage measurements it is possible to detect a range of faults in the supply voltage, in the stator, rotor, and termination box.
When friction (wear), turbulence and impacts occur, sounds are generated at frequencies above our hearing range. The ultrasound tools can detect these sounds in mechanical, electrical, and process applications.
Key to the life of bearings and gears, and thus the reliability of the machine. If the oil or grease is clean, dry, has the correct chemistry & is applied in the correct volume, those components will deliver trouble-free operation.
Alignment & Balancing
If the coupled-shafts are “collinear” (have no offset or angle between them) then the load on the shafts, coupling, seals, and bearings will be greatly reduced, thus maximizing their life.
All three days were very informative for me and I have taken away many things, professionally and personally, from the conference with your well-presented training. It was also a positive networking experience that for me does not come around very often.Mike Halls Technical Officer - Condition Monitoring, Rio Tinto Alcan