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.