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Review of condition monitoring of rotating electrical machines.

Tavner, P. J. (2008) 'Review of condition monitoring of rotating electrical machines.', IET electric power applications., 2 (4). pp. 215-247.


Condition monitoring of rotating electrical machinery has received intense research interest for more than 30 years. However, electrical machinery has been considered reliable and the application of fast-acting digital electrical protection has rather reduced the attention operators pay to the equipment. The area based upon current literature and the author's experience is reviewed. There are three restrictions: only on-line techniques for rotating machines are dealt with; specific problems of variable speed drives are not dealt with, except in passing; conventional rather than emerging brushless, reluctance and permanent magnet machines of unusual topology are concentrated upon. The art of condition monitoring is minimalist, to take minimum measurements from a machine necessary to extract a diagnosis, so that a condition can be rapidly inferred, giving a clear indication of incipient failure modes. The current state of the art is reviewed in the following ways: survey developments in condition monitoring of machines, mechanically and electrically, over the last 30 years; put that work in context alongside the known failure mechanisms; review those developments which have proved successful and identify areas of research which require attention in the future to advance the subject.

Item Type:Article
Additional Information:Invited paper.
Keywords:Condition monitoring, Rotating electrical machines, Digital electrical protection, On-line techniques, Failure mechanisms, Review, Machine reliability, Vibration monitoring.
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Record Created:09 Apr 2010 10:50
Last Modified:08 Feb 2011 09:35

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