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Shifting of phase angle

Shifting of phase angle

Shifting of phase angle

At one of the power station, during insitu balancing, after putting trial weight, the phase angle in the horizontal direction moved into clockwise direction and the phase angle in the vertical direction moved into anticlockwise direction. We want to know the following:-
1. Whether it can  be said that balancing will not help in above case.
2. What will be the reason for such behaviour

Kindly give your valuable feedback.

(steam turbine)

RE: Shifting of phase angle

Hmm, nasty. I assume you've double checked you readings? Have you tried putting balance masses on at all four quadrants? If you don't get nice even circles from that exercise then you have a non-linear system (or poor measurement technique). I often see this sort of problem on automotive drivelines, because we have a lot of radial slop in one bearing.


Greg Locock

RE: Shifting of phase angle

I have seen phases change on fans when the problem was looseness on unbalance.  I once tried to balance a fan with a high 1x vibration and the problem turned out to be the bearings on one end loose on the shaft.

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