Vibration Monitoring Hardware
Vibration monitoring is performed with an industry-proven vibration monitoring system from Instantel®. Thousands of these units have been deployed throughout the world and are compatible with both North American and European standards for vibration monitoring. When combined with noise monitoring, the vibration monitor is placed underneath the noise monitoring terminal and shares power and communications connections, simplifying installation and reducing operating costs. (Note that vibration monitoring does not have to take place at the same location as noise monitoring.)
The triaxial geophone is commonly bolted to a concrete foundation beneath the noise monitoring mast. Alternatively, spikes can be attached to the geophone to couple it securely, level to the ground, with the geophone just below the surface. The geophone is weather protected and needs no external enclosure to protect it.