New portable vibration analysers from GE Bently Nevada
13 March 2012
The SCOUT100 and SCOUT 140, the latest portable vibration analyzers from the Bently Nevada business of GE Measurement & Control, are feature-packed instruments offering intuitive and flexible operation for every level of vibration analysis. Based on a design with a proven track record, the new vibration analyzers will find application throughout the oil and gas and power generation sectors, as well as in any application where reliable and accurate condition monitoring o
Features of the SCOUT platform include ease-of-operation, accuracy, real time data collection and outstanding storage capacity. Ergonomic design, a large, high resolution backlit LCD and true left- and right-hand operation facilitate walk-around data collection. 2-or 4-channel input, which can be simultaneous, from sensors measuring acceleration, velocity, displacement and current or voltage, plus dual plane balancing, enable quick diagnosis and correction of dynamic imbalance. A 1GB memory allows virtually unlimited waveform and spectra storage, while a USB host port allows data transfer to external USB memory. The instrument has a 10 hour battery life and a lightweight IP65 case.
The SCOUT series includes field-proven Ascent software so that it can be programmed with thousands of separate machine definitions covering a number of route choices. A library of more than 300 customisable parameter sets is available, enabling a wide array of measurement options. The software also incorporates waveform analysis tools and comprehensive reporting flexibility, as well as statistical alarm creation and adjustment.