Vibration monitoring—a programmed approach


  • David G. Goggin

    1. Radian Corporation, P.O. Box 9948, Austin, Texas 78766
    Current affiliation:
    1. Rockwell International, Rocketdyne Div., Canoga Park, CA
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    • Dave G. Goggin, is a Senior Engineer with Radian Corporation. He has worked extensively in the field of machinery health monitoring, trouble shooting, and rotor dynamic analysis. He has helped dozens of plants institute monitoring programs and has worked on over 200 machinery vibration problems. He received his BSME and MSME degrees from Texas A&M University in 1978 and 1979, respectively. He was a recipient of the George Thompson Machine Design Award and is a member of ASME and the Vibration Institute.


Experience indicates that machinery vibration monitoring programs are most effective when planned in accordance with carefully established program goals and objectives. Methods are presented to determine the appropriate monitoring program for a given plant, key issues to address in program planning, and proven techniques for successfully implementing the program.