We are evaluating the ideal locations for installing wireless triaxial accelerometer vibration sensors on a group of horizontal and vertically installed electrical motor driven pump assemblies (between 15 to 150 KW power ratings)for a cargo vessel.
We understand that ideally speaking, one would install one senor at each bearing location i.e. at the motor NDE, DE and one at the pump bearing end.
Due to cost and other constraints we shall have to restrict ourselves to one sensors max per machine.
What could be the ideal location for such a configuration, without losing the capability of reliable monitoring of the pump operation to prevent failure. Kindly advise.