Australia has some of the most diverse weather anywhere in the world. Being such a large nation, we experience a mixture of dry climates in the south and tropical seasons in the north. We are prone to drought, snowfall and are very much susceptible to a mix of potentially catastrophic natural disasters.
Our natural disasters arrive in the form of floods, bushfires, cyclones and even sometimes earthquakes, just to name a few. Whilst the financial implications of a natural disaster are often into the millions of dollars, the human cost is often far worse, with people often losing homes and possessions and occasionally losing lives.
The volatility and unpredictable timing of mother nature have long intrigued the globe. Nowadays there is more advanced mapping and surveillance technology that helps us to better comprehend these phenomenon and we have more adequate infrastructure and emergency strategies in place to withstand these occurrences when they happen, helping to preserve lives and property.
The unpredictable impacts each one of us and it comes in a variety of forms, whether it be in a flood, a bushfire or a piece of equipment at your organisation that is malfunctioning. Having procedures and vibration monitoring sensors in place to keep an eye on your equipment will not only help to ensure the safety of your employees, but will also help to increase your operational efficiency, raising your bottom line, financially.
These issues can stem from something as simple as small changes in speed, frequency and temperature. If they are left to develop, they can grow into damage or system failure occurs and you’ll be left with a much greater cost to your organisation.
Vibration monitoring systems are definitely not anywhere near as engaging or as newsworthy as a cyclone surveillance system or even the humble richter scale, however they should be one of they could be one of the most valuable systems to you, as they help your machinery but also help to protect your greatest assets, your people.