A construction vibration monitor enables the customer to see real-time if construction is impacting equipment performance or risking damage to your facility. A high-quality vibration monitor, such as the Quantridge platform, monitors vibration at critical equipment or structural components in your facility and compares it against a unique specification.
Why do you need a Vibration Monitor during Construction or Renovations?
Construction and renovation projects do not occur in a vacuum. They generate elevated levels of vibration, acoustic noise, and other factors that can significantly impact the performance of sensitive equipment nearby. Facility and equipment owners have little or no control over projects that occur on adjacent properties or across the street. Even within the same organization, projects can generate increased levels of vibration, acoustic noise, and other factors that can degrade the performance of critical analytical or production equipment. Because the sensitivity of these tools is so high, the factors that impact tool performance are often not perceivable by humans. As a result, engineers, operations, and decision-makers have no way of determining what is problematic and what is not.
The Quantridge platform provides the data required to have fact-based discussions and make informed decisions. By using intuitive charts, alerts, and automated reports, the Quantridge platform provides the necessary data to guide work and protect your most valuable assets.
How is the Quantridge platform different?
Unlike most other construction vibration monitors, the Quantridge platform also monitors acoustic noise, temperature, humidity, pressure, and other factors. Also, the Quantridge platform displays data in both the frequency-domain and time-domain as opposed to just the time-domain. Collecting and displaying data in both time-domain and frequency-domain allows users to compare the results against unique equipment specifications.
In addition to data collection and display, the Quantridge platform uses measurement quality sensors and an integrated 24-bit ADC. Measurement quality components provide high-quality data with a very low noise floor enabling the Quantridge platform to be the ideal monitor for the most sensitive equipment.
- Small, wireless sensors with onboard edge computing. Wireless means cable routing does not prohibit sensor placement. Place the sensors at the location where you need data collected.
- High-quality sensors. Quantridge sensor pods use measurement quality sensors appropriate for the equipment sensitivity of high-tech manufacturing equipment.
- Data compared to tool-specific specifications in both the frequency and time domain. Every tool has a unique specification dictated by the manufacturer. Quantridge can configure each sensor to meet a time domain or frequency domain specification in the units required by the manufacturer.
- Real-time alerts for subscribers. Quantridge allows users to subscribe to alerts for specific tools. Therefore, SMS messages and e-mails are available if a breach in predefined criteria occurs.
- Compare and correlate data across multiple sensors. The Compare feature on the Quantridge portal enables users to compare data across sensors independent of sensor type.
- Easy access to data at the sensor location. Each sensor pod has a unique QR that a user can quickly scan using the phone on a mobile device. Quantridge then immediately takes authorized users to the data for this sensor pod.
- Automated reports. Automated weekly reports provide both an overview of sensor performance and insights into emerging issues before they become costly problems.
Construction outside the facility
Construction outside of the facility is problematic because facilities managers and tool owners have no control over the construction activities. Also, they have limited data on how these activities impact their tools and equipment. The Quantridge platform gives decision-makers the data needed to understand the extent of impact and plan accordingly. With the right data, decision-makers can optimize tool performance around these external factors.
Renovation of an adjacent laboratory space
Laboratory renovations are part of staying up to date with technology and progress. As critical dimensions decrease and research requirements advance, new analytical and production tools are needed. Unfortunately, these new tools typically require significant construction and renovation of your facilities, which is disruptive to existing operations. The Quantridge platform enables users to monitor multiple sites at once to ensure that the renovations are not progressing at the detriment to ongoing operations. With alerts and offline reports, all stakeholders have a standard set of data required to identify emerging problems and proactively and complete the project without degrading ongoing operations.
Correlating construction or renovation activities to tool performance
Production and analytical tools sometimes experience intermittent performance degradation. With construction and renovation activities ongoing nearby, users frequently blame these activities for their performance issues. Although they are often right, sometimes they are not. Features such as “Compare” and timeline views allow users to correlate external activity with degraded tool performance. By comparing high-quality data between locations, the Quantridge platform gives stakeholders the data needed to focus on the source of the problem resulting in saved time, energy, and resources.
New construction and renovation in your facility can significantly degrade the performance of your capital equipment. The Quantridge platform gives you the data needed to stop or adjust work based on the performance of the essential equipment in your facility.