Reliable detection of rotor faults under the influence of low frequency load torque oscillations for applications with speed reduction couplings

Heonyoung Kim, Sang Bin Lee, Sung Bong Park, Shahin Hedayati Kia, Gerard Andre Capolino

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Abstract

Low frequency torque oscillations in the load can induce frequency components in the vicinity of that of rotor faults resulting in false alarms when applying motor current signature analysis (MCSA). False rotor fault indications due to load oscillations are most common in applications that employ speed reduction couplings for high torque, low speed operation. Recently, ideas for separating rotor faults and load oscillations have been proposed in the literature; however, the case where two components overlap at the same frequency has not been investigated. Several cases where rotor fault- and load oscillation-induced components are identical have been observed in the field by the authors with commercial MCSA equipment. It is shown in this paper that overlap between the two components can produce a false positive or false negative indication because they can add or cancel depending on the relative phase between the components. Alternative options for reliable rotor fault testing are evaluated and verified in this paper for cases where the two components overlap and produce false indications.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - SDEMPED 2015: IEEE 10th International Symposium on Diagnostics for Electrical Machines, Power Electronics and Drives
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages56-63
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9781479977437
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Oct 21
Event10th IEEE International Symposium on Diagnostics for Electrical Machines, Power Electronics and Drives, SDEMPED 2015 - Guarda, Portugal
Duration: 2015 Sep 12015 Sep 4

Other

Other10th IEEE International Symposium on Diagnostics for Electrical Machines, Power Electronics and Drives, SDEMPED 2015
CountryPortugal
CityGuarda
Period15/9/115/9/4

Keywords

  • Belts
  • Couplings
  • Electrical Fault Detection
  • Fault Diagnosis
  • Gears
  • Harmonic Analysis
  • Induction Motors
  • Rotors
  • Spectral Analysis
  • Wavelet Transforms

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Kim, H., Lee, S. B., Park, S. B., Kia, S. H., & Capolino, G. A. (2015). Reliable detection of rotor faults under the influence of low frequency load torque oscillations for applications with speed reduction couplings. In Proceedings - SDEMPED 2015: IEEE 10th International Symposium on Diagnostics for Electrical Machines, Power Electronics and Drives (pp. 56-63). [7303669] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/DEMPED.2015.7303669