Measurement, Analysis and Reduction of Operational Vibrations in Plant Engineering

(Operational) vibrations in plant engineering can cause significant problems. In addition to safety-related risks, which can possibly lead to a shutdown of the affected plant, the quality of the manufactured products can also be impaired or the plant service life reduced.

We support you in preventing such impairments of operation and availability at an early stage. For several decades, we have been assessing the following dynamic load cases for our customers in particular:

  • Machine vibrations (motors, pumps, compressors, stirrers, centrifuges)

  • Vibrations due to the operation of adjacent machinery, construction work or traffic

  • Decoupling in case of structure-borne noise problems (e.g. at pipelines)

  • Fluid-dynamic vibrations such as pulsations and pressure vibrations (pump, compressor), water hammer and other transient processes, turbulences and cavitation

  • Chemical reactions and flows

  • Wind and vortex shedding

Our service portfolio in the area of operational loads in plant engineering:

  • Measurement (e.g. multi-channel measurement of operational vibrations, experimental modal analysis)
  • Simulation (various software tools are available)
  • Analysis of the vibrations according to relevant standards (e.g. VDI 3842, DIN ISO 10816-1, API 618, API 674)
  • Fatigue analysis according to Eurocode, ASME and other guidelines
  • Monitoring
  • Reduction (design and implementation of remedial measures, recommendation of design modifications, application of dampers and/or absorbers)

Please contact me personally


I will be happy to advise you on questions concerning the design of plants and components for operational and special loads.

Dr.-Ing. Marcus Ries

+49 931 49708-370
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Mechanical Engineering, TU Darmstadt

Acadamic Degree

Dipl.-Ing. / Dr.-Ing