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RBTS' principals offer engineering services to the public and private business sectors. RBTS prides itself on its ability to perform technical analyses of the highest professional quality, using advanced techniques and equipment, within restricted time frames. Offering a variety of services in rotating machinery dynamics, bearings design and analysis, and structural/mechanical engineering, RBTS brings a versatile, yet highly specialized perspective to the solution of commonplace as well as unique engineering problems.

Through its state-of-the-art software and service programs, RBTS provides computer-assisted technologies to companies to help them "test" the performance of rotating machinery during development and analyze machine failure in operation. Consulting services are available to supplement computer programs and for highly complex or unique machinery.

An international leader in the design and development of software for rotating machinery dynamics, bearings, and seals, RBTS offers expertise in advanced rotor dynamic technologies. RBTS specialists offer the following consulting services based on experience and know-how developed for over 40 years:

Analytical Vibration of Machinery & Support Structure
  • Rotating Machinery Dynamics (Lateral, Torsional, Axial)
  • Fluid-Film Bearings (Hydrodynamic, Hydrostatic & Hybrid)
  • Rolling Element Bearings
  • Seals (Mechanical Face Seals)
  • Finite Element Stress and Dynamic Analyses
  • Failure Analysis & Troubleshooting
  • Retrofit and Design Audits
  • Interface with OEM and Witness Testing of Machinery

Vibration Measurements
  • All Types of Vibration Measurements and Analysis for Excessive Vibrations, Mechanical Failures, Structural Failures, Torsional and Horsepower Issues
  • Periodic and Online Condition Monitoring Programs
  • Reliability and Production Limitations
  • Equipment Design and Performance Deficiencies
  • Ultrasonic Measurements
  • Infrared Monitoring
  • Oil Analysis

Advanced Diagnostic Services
  • Torsional Vibration
    Experimental and analytical torsional modeling services for single and multi-branch systems. Telemetry technology with high speed data collection to accurately measure and analyze torque and torsional stresses in drive train systems.

  • Structural Dynamics & Modal Testing
    Detailed structural dynamic analysis combining Modal-Finite Element-Stress-Fatigue analysis is performed to assess potential failures resulting from stress cycles of vibration. Modal deflected shapes are captured experimentally and natural frequencies are determined to assess failure modes and recommend modifications to resolve problems.

  • Reciprocating Equipment
    Comprehensive vibration surveys are performed on reciprocating engine and compressor assemblies. Tri-axis data are acquired on all measurement points, scanned and compared to identify components exhibiting high vibrations and exceeding guideline limits. Advanced diagnostic techniques, Torsional and Modal Analysis, Operating and Real Time Base Deflection shapes are often used for in-depth analysis of machinery problems.

Reliability Services
  • Reliability Program Maintenance Services
  • Commissioning Services
  • On-Site Corrective Balancing Services
  • Temporary Data Collection Replacement Services
  • Advanced Multi-Channel Data Acquisition Services
  • Infrared Thermographic Surveys
  • Airborne and Mechanical Ultrasonic Surveys
  • Laser and Optical Alignment Surveys

  • Field Balancing
  • Basic Vibration Analysis
  • Advanced Vibration Analysis
  • Rotor Dynamics Modeling, Analysis, and Troubleshooting
  • Bearings Design, Analysis, and Troubleshooting
  • Technology Transfer