IN–SITU BALANCING

In an ideal world every piece of rotating equipment would stay completely trouble free from the date of installation. Due to factors such as corrosion, product build up, material deflection and general wear and tear, rotating elements regularly go ‘out of balance’, creating unacceptable vibration levels.

There are certain situations, such as with pumps, where once the pump has been stripped down the element can be sent away and trim balanced on a balancing machine. However, in the majority of applications sending the unit away to get balanced on a balancing machine can be avoided. To reduce costs and downtime these elements are balanced ‘in situ’ avoiding the need to remove the element from its bearings and housing etc. 

 There are certain definite benefits to balancing the element In-situ, such as


  • Reduced Downtime by not having to remove and then re-install the unit.
  • Elimination of the reactive maintenance labour costs, as the balancing can be scheduled around production.
  • In-situ balancing takes into account the actual running condition of the unit.
  • Final vibration figures can be taken once balanced, enabling additional issues to be highlighted and resolved. This then gives a new baseline for future Condition Monitoring.

At CLENG Ltd our engineers are balancing specialists and have the technical expertise to balance any rotating element be it fans, pulleys, rolls/rollers, cutters or multi-stage applications. This high level of balancing knowledge ensures that any balancing job from simple single plane applications, two plane rotors and even flexible or multi-plane balancing jobs can be carried out reducing the vibration and getting the machinery back into production.

Following all in-situ balancing jobs a report will be produced showing the balancing details carried out and the final vibration levels.