OneSteel Whyalla Steelworks

Features: Produces approximately 1.2 million tonnes of raw steel each year which, after being converted to finished products, service the construction and rail transport industries.

Challenge: To perform an in situ balance of a fan despite inconsistent behaviour of the machine.

Vipac’s role: Problem solving to identify the source of the unpredictable response and reduce vibrations to acceptable levels.

Benefit: Rectified the underlying problem and successfully reduced the vibration levels to <1mm/s using a multi-channel data acquisition system to simultaneously record up to 32 channels of vibration data and provide immediate live feedback.

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