Degree Name

MS (Master of Science)

Program

Technology

Date of Award

12-2005

Committee Chair or Co-Chairs

J. Paul Sims

Committee Members

Hugh W. Broome, William K. Hemphill

Abstract

This thesis presents a new method for Condition Based Ultrasonic Monitoring to be applied in conjunction with a lubrication distribution controller. As part of this thesis, algorithms were developed using ultrasonic sensors to control the application of lubrication to machinery. The controller sensors detect an ultrasonic signal from rolling or sliding machine elements. This signal then alerts the controller to dispense the proper amount of lubrication when needed, as opposed to a time schedule based on average performance or history. The work from this thesis will be used to help reduce equipment downtime and maintenance cost when utilized in an industrial environment.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Copyright

Copyright by the authors.

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Engineering Commons

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