I'm wondering if anyone could give me some feedback on how they are doing vibration analysis on their strobic fans. Of course, you mount the probes as close to the motor bearing as possible. That's easy to do for the motor non drive end bearing, not as easy to do for the motor shaft end bearing (the motor is vertical mount, direct connected to the fan wheel.
My installations sit high high above the roof, have no access platforms whatsoever and have never been tested (very poor setup for testing. I imagine some folks out there had to install permanent sensors. If so, what brand worked best?
Would anyone be willing to send me some photographs of their setup? The only way I can test mine with portable equipment is to install temporary scaffolds and platforms. No wonder the tings have never been tested!
Forget what the manufacturer tells you, nothing last forever. You need to do trend analysis over the long run to predict your old age failures before they fail all at once!