Compressor instrumentation has moved from some simple pressure and temperature gauges to a field all of its own. Systems now in the marketplace appear to rival the telemetry used by NASA on the space flights. Thirty plus years ago, vibration monitoring was non-existent for all but some hand-held velocity type of pickup equipment. The name Bently was known to only a few friends of Don Bently, who were aware of his experiments with proximity probes. Today the name is associated with a large vibration monitoring equipment company with several competitors. The advent of the vibration probe and monitor opened up a new world to the compressor engineer. It was wonderful and frightening all at the same time. This little probe saw things that had been present in compressor operations for a long time but were unknown to both the design engineer and the operator. The measurement data came in faster than the technologists could analyze the information. An awful lot of time was spent worrying about the insignificant data, only because it was there. With the maturing of the measurement, part of the vibration story can be the rotor dynamics field. The ability to observe the shaft dynamics in real time by way of orbits was truly fascinating.

The subject of vibration instrumentation can fill many pages, but is only one phase of the world of compressor instrumentation. Therefore, the coverage here can only be brief.

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