Vibration fluctuations in HVAC systems are an early indicator of problems that cause equipment failure such as pump cavitation, unbalanced fans, and bad bearings. Sensaphone’s® new Vibration Sensor can be permanently mounted on equipment like generators, cooling towers, fans, and circulating pumps on chillers and boilers to continuously monitor vibration velocity and detect unusual conditions.

The sensor provides constant real-time data to an accompanying Sensaphone monitoring device, which sends an immediate alert to designated personnel when vibration levels fall out of range.

The Sensaphone Vibration Sensor is compatible with all Sensaphone monitoring devices that accept a 4-20mA input. The sensor monitors the vibration velocity on a non-rotating surface and conforms to ISO 10816 guidelines for mechanical vibration. Company officials said using the Sensaphone Vibration Sensor helps to safeguard critical equipment through vibration analysis and prevent possible equipment failure.