LP Sensor Configurator



    

By simply answering a few questions below, we’ll recommend a PRO LP series sensor that will best fit your needs. Be sure to provide as much information as possible for best results.

PLEASE NOTE: PRO’s LP configuration tool is provided for the convenience of our customers and provide general guidance in the selection of loop powered sensors for many common applications. It is not intended to replace the services of a qualified vibration consultant or vibration analyst.

  1. What type of machine are you monitoring?

    Please specify
  2. Has there been a failure on this machine or a similar machine recently?

    If Yes, has the root cause failure mode been determined?

    If Yes, please describe failure mode
    (For example: failure due to fluting, shaft rub, cracked race, etc.)

  3. Is the machine to be monitored located in a hazardous or intrinsically safe area?

    If Yes, what is the rating of that area?




    (NOTE: Hazardous Area and Intrinsically Safe LP sensors are NOT available in side exit format.)

  4. Is there 5 inches (13 cm) or more of clearance for mounting the sensor on the bearing housing?

    If Yes, do you require a top exit or side exit sensor?

  5. Do you have a preferred sensor output?
    4-20 mA proportional to:

    "Rate of increase in speed, measured in g's"

    "Rate of change in position, measured in IPS"

    If this utility is choosing the output, what portion of the vibration signature is most important?

  6. Is a secondary dynamic output required?

    If Yes, what is the secondary output?

    What type of condition are you monitoring?


    (NOTE: Contact CTC for recommendations for extremely high frequency measurement requirements.)

  7. Is a temperature output required?


    (NOTE: Temperature output not available in 4-20 mA current output. It is only available as DC voltage output.)
  8. What is the machine’s overall (unfiltered) vibration value?
    (Total amount of vibration between your required frequency bands, based on your machine history or industry standards)

  9. Are transient vibrations important or not important? Transient vibrations are short term or unexpected events that could deviate from normal operating values.
  10. Will the sensor be submerged or is integral cable required?

    If Yes, what will the sensor be submerged in?

  11. What is the distance from the sensor to the planned termination point?
  12. Required mounting hole to be accommodated:
PLEASE NOTE: PRO’s LP configuration tool is provided for the convenience of our customers and provide general guidance in the selection of loop powered sensors for many common applications. It is not intended to replace the services of a qualified vibration consultant or vibration analyst.

I understand this tool is only a recommendation based on the information I have provided. PRO loop power sensors are built to order and as a result, the user of this product should order one piece to validate the results before ordering in quantity.



Answers:
  • What type of machine are you monitoring?
    Please specify
  • Has there been a failure on this machine or a similar machine recently?
    If Yes, has the root cause failure mode been determined?
    If Yes, please describe failure mode (For example: failure due to fluting, shaft rub, cracked race, etc.)
  • Is the machine to be monitored located in a hazardous or intrinsically safe area?
    If Yes, what is the rating of that area?
  • Is there 5 inches (13 cm) or more of clearance for mounting the sensor on the bearing housing?
    If Yes, do you require a top exit or side exit sensor?
  • Do you have a preferred sensor output? 4-20 mA proportional to:
    "Rate of increase in speed, measured in g's"
    "Rate of change in position, measured in IPS"
    If this utility is choosing the output, what portion of the vibration signature is most important?
  • Is a secondary dynamic output required?
    If Yes, what is the secondary output?
  • What type of condition are you monitoring?
    (NOTE: Contact CTC for recommendations for extremely high frequency measurement requirements.)
  • Is a temperature output required?
    (NOTE: Temperature output not available in 4-20 mA current output. It is only available as DC voltage output.)
  • What is the machine’s overall (unfiltered) vibration value? (Total amount of vibration between your required frequency bands, based on your machine history or industry standards)
  • Are transient vibrations important or not important? Transient vibrations are short term or unexpected events that could deviate from normal operating values.
  • Will the sensor be submerged or is integral cable required?
    If Yes, what will the sensor be submerged in?
    What is the distance from the sensor to the planned termination point?
  • Required mounting hole to be accommodated:
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