Context Dependent Vibration Analysis for Condition Monitoring of Single-Stage Centrifugal Pumps

Mathias Rollett

Research output: ThesisMaster's Thesis


This thesis deals with the development of a cyber physical system for condition monitoring of single-stage centrifugal pumps. It begins with the choice of acceleration sensor and the development of the software for data acquisition on a PLC. Furthermore, the implementation of the mathematical methods for analysis of the acquired vibrational data, is described. The verification of the developed software is performed using simulated vibrational data under controlled conditions in the laboratory, i.e., the properties of the signals are known a-priori. The verified software is integrated into a test bench for single-stage centrifugal pumps at the test facility of the company Andritz AG. Tests are performed for the two operational states: best efficiency factor and cavitation. The results of analysis of the vibrational data of the pump are presented by the interpretation of the computed frequency spectra and the orbits. Additionally the orientation dependency of the stiffness of the test bench, as a whole, is determined. Although the development is shown on a single-stage centrifugal pump in principle it can be used for any type of pumps.
Translated title of the contributionKontextabhängige Vibrationsanalyse für die Zustandsüberwachung von einstufigen Kreiselpumpen
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • Montanuniversität
  • O'Leary, Paul, Supervisor (internal)
Award date14 Dec 2018
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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embargoed until 23-10-2022


  • condition monitoring
  • vibration analysis
  • data acquisition

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