Problems are Reliably Solved

Test, Analyze, Solve, Design and Support

Whether your need is pre-installation problem prevention, post-installation remedies, or lowering maintenance costs, MSI engineers can deliver one or more discrete service components or end-to-end solutions over the lifetime of your equipment. Customized solutions can include any, or all, of the above capabilities and always include a jargon-less, clear report explaining all key findings and making detailed fix recommendations.

"I want to thank you and your team for the quick response and the exceptional work they did at site this week." – Keith Schindler, Flowserve Corporation

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Testing and Troubleshooting

Avoid the trial and error approach with sophisticated testing techniques to measure problems, validate computer models, and find the root cause.

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Analysis to Find the Real Problem

MSI has more than $2M invested in state-of-the-art design, analysis, and vibration testing tools and techniques to understand root causes of problems.

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Some of MSI's techniques for vibration testing includes: Operating Deflection Shape (ODS), Experimental Modal Analysis (EMA), and Impact Test (Bump Test).

Product Development

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MSI engineers develop specific hardware or machinery based on their proven expertise, or funded new research in various applications for commercial or government entities.

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Field based vibration testing

Testing catered to your challenge

Field-based or Lab-based Testing

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Field-based vibration testing and troubleshooting to find the problem root cause and avoid a costly and chronic trial and error approach.

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Test your installed machinery system onsite to characterize performance associated with new installations, and before/after major modifications.

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Laboratory-based performance and life testing for a variety of rotating machinery applications.

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Analysis to Find the Real Problem

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Whether designing a new system, optimizing an existing design, or troubleshooting, Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) helps understand the problem and design a solution.

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Finite Element Analysis (FEA) is used to improve designs, virtually test and validate, analyze root case failure and troubleshoot problems.

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An independent 3rd party rotating machinery system design assessment mitigates risk by preventing potential problems prior to installation of the equipment.

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FEA & Rotordynamics Analyses

FEA & Rotordynamics Analyses determine torsional natural frequencies & lateral critical speeds of rotating equipment such as pumps, compressors, fans, turbines.

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MSI Develops Hardware and Software Products

custom turbomachinery components

Our engineers design, source, assemble and test custom turbomachinery components or entire machines in support of various applications, from millimeter scale heart pumps to multiple megawatt hydroturbines well over a meter in diameter.

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Custom online condition monitoring solutions for rotating machinery that provides real time, physics-based diagnostics.

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High-speed video and 3D spatial tracking to characterize, track and analyze objects in motion for a wide variety of applications.

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Foil bearings offer performance & efficiency unmatched by conventional bearings for high-speed, oil-free turbomachinery systems.

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Test, analysis and product development

MSI's Unique Rotating Machinery Understanding


MSI reliably resolves vibration & dynamics problems in rotating machinery using customized engineering and vibration testing services, products and nimble specialist teams. Some rotating equipment MSI has worked with are: centrifugal pumps, steam turbines, aeroderivative gas turbines, centrifugal compressors, fans, blowers, generators, etc.

Field Testing and Troubleshooting
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MSI vibration tests prevents problems, confirms and characterizes performance, machine life expectancy and validates computer simulations. Main tools used for MSI's specialized vibration testing includes: accelerometers, proximity probes, shaft and pipe strain gauges via telemetry systems, i.e. torque gauge to measure power, pitot tubes to measure swirl flow entering a pump, dynamic pressure transducers to detail pipe acoustic and pipe resonance to measure pressure pulsations etc.

Custom, Extensive Testing

MSI product development services incorporate centuries of cumulative machinery knowledge and experience developing hardware and software solutions for customers.

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