Hamomd, Osama, Tian, Xiange, Chen, Zhi, Abdulrahman, Albraik, Gu, Fengshou and Ball, Andrew (2014) A new method of vibration analysis for the diagnosis of impeller in a centrifugal pump. In: 21st International Congress on Sound and Vibration, 13th - 17th July, 2014, Beijing, China.

Centrifugal pumps are widely used in many important industries such as power generation plants, chemical processes and petroleum refiners. The condition monitoring of centrifugal pumps is highly regarded by many researchers and users to minimize unexpected break-downs. Impellers are the core parts of pumps but often appear early damages due to flow cav-itation and erosion. This paper investigates a new approach to monitoring the conditions of impellers using surface vibration with advanced signal analysis. As overall vibration respons-es contain high level of broadband noises due to cavities and turbulences, noise reduction is critical to develop reliable and effective features. However, considering the modulation effect between rotating shaft and blade passing components, a modulation signal bispectrum (MSB) method is employed to extract these deterministic characteristics of modulations, which is different from previous researches in that broadband random sources are often used. Experi-mental results show that the diagnostic features developed by MSB allow impellers with inlet vane damages and exit vane faults to be identified under different operating conditions.

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