Industrial Application

MDT Q2 deals with real engineering solutions incorporating virtual instrumentation for frequency response function and signal analysis, and computational structural-fluid dynamics for virtual prototyping. The economic impact - time and cost savings - is immense.

MDT Q2 offers excellent services backed by experienced technical expertise in Engineering Dynamics and Condition Based Maintenance (machine Monitoring and Diagnostics Technology). 

 

Comprehensive Implementation of Condition Based Maintenance Services

MDT Q2 offers comprehensive CBM services utilizing vibration analysis techniques from System Integration for CBM outfit, field and lab diagnostics services, detailed data analysis & reporting plus training of personnel on CBM. Systems are customized based on client needs and applications. We integrate sensors, acquisition hardware, and software to develop a complete measurement and analysis system to fit your needs. Monitoring and acquisition systems will be implemented to encompass the core functions and include on-site analysis, training, and remote analysis (via modem or direct web access) of your facilities. Whether your needs are production quality or real-time process monitoring – MDT Q2 will help you design and implement a system that works.  

 

Machinery Vibration Diagnostic Techniques

We provide one of the most comprehensive Vibration and dynamic analyses in the Test and Measurement industry. Service offerings range from basic machine vibration analysis and performance benchmarking to advanced diagnostics utilizing all available data mediums. The types of data involved can be acoustics, pressure, force, tension, load, and vibration. Various noise and vibration techniques are used for diagnostic of machinery problems such as;

  • Waveform analysis
  • Spectrum analysis
  • Envelope analysis
  • RPM tracking
  • Orbit analysis
  • Octave analysis and etc.

 

Maintenance and Reliability Management Processes

We have both, wide and deep, knowledge and experience in assisting clients improve equipment and plant reliability and asset utilization. Our approach is hands-on. We can easily translate classroom theories and concepts into actual implementation using the language understood by our clients’ personnel.In reliability improvement, we focus on the drivers behind equipment downtime and slowdown by going deep into systemic issues. This will help clients avoid repeating the same mistake twice, if not eliminate the sources of defects all together.A sample of work we have done in the past include:

  • Proper use of CMMS to drive maximum benefits
  • Maintenance planning and scheduling
  • Equipment reliability strategy
  • Bad actors management
  • Root cause analysis 
  • Materials management
  • Reliability and maintenance assessments
  • Reliability analysis

 

Material Test and Failure Analysis Services

Failure analysis is the logical, systematic examination of an item, its construction, application, and documentation to identify the failure mode and to determine the failure mechanism and its basic cause. Failure analysis without recommendations to prevent similar, subsequent failures does not do justice to the client's true needs. MDT Q2 specializes in root cause failure analysis, corrosion investigations, materials and metallurgical engineering, and product liability analysis. We determine how and why equipment, components, metals, alloys and non-metals fail, as well as performing complete, thorough investigations to determine the fitness of equipment that has deteriorated due to corrosion, fracture, mechanical damage; due to fatigue or vibrations, or exposure to fire.


 

Dynamic Design Verification (DDV)

This procedure is carried out on installed systems that have indicated signs of problems when carrying out the standard procedures of vibration measurements, visual inspection and other checks during installation. This utilises FRF measurement techniques, namely, modal analysis and operating deflection shape (ODS) analysis. Modal analysis is to determine the dynamic characteristics of the system, i.e. the natural frequencies, mode shapes and modal damping. ODS analysis is to establish the operating frequency range and its deflected shape during operation. The design criterion is that the natural modes of vibration are outside the operating frequency region. If one or more of the modes are found to be within the operating range than the system is considered dynamically unsound. Concurrently, a CAD model is developed for the system’s structure. Dynamic analysis is performed on the model using FEA. The integrity of the model is verified based on the measured data.

 

Close correlation between the two results implied that the CAD model is good. At this stage, if the design criterion is fulfilled then the model and the dynamic database can be stored. If not, then the problem needs to be identified. As the CAD model is accepted as good, then any design modification, such as changing the properties of the structure to shift the natural frequencies away from the operating range can be conducted ‘virtually’ using the model. Avoiding the unnecessary physical cycles of ‘modify-and-test’ would save time and money. Ideally, it is intended to ‘get-first-time-right’. The modified model can then be fabricated and tested. If the new design is good then the model and the measurement data are stored.

 
DDV