Motor Current and Vibration Monitoring Dataset for various Faults in an E-motor-driven Centrifugal Pump

Sietze Bruinsma*, Rinze Geertsma, Richard Loendersloot, Tiedo Tinga

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Induction motor driven pumps are a staple in many sectors of industry, and crucial equipment in naval ships. Such machines can suffer from a wide variety of issues, which may cause it to not perform its function. This can either be due to degradation of components over time, or due to incorrect installation or usage. Unexpected failure of the machine causes downtime and lowers the availability. In some cases, it can even lead to collateral damage. To prevent collateral damage and optimise the availability, many asset owners apply condition monitoring, measuring the dynamic response of the system while in operation. Two high-frequency measurement methods are widely accepted for the detection of faults in rotating machinery at an early stage: vibration measurements, and motor current and voltage measurements. These methods can also distinguish between different failure mechanisms and severities. The dataset described in this article presents experimental data of two centrifugal pumps, driven by induction motors through a variable frequency drive. Besides measurements of behaviour that is considered healthy (new bearings, well aligned), the machines have also been subjected to a variety of (simulated) faults. These faults include bearing defects, loose foot, impeller damage, stator winding short, broken rotor bar, soft foot, misalignment, unbalance, coupling degradation, cavitation and bent shaft. Most faults were implemented at multiple levels of severity for multiple motor speeds. Both vibration measurements, and current and voltage measurements were recorded for all cases. The dataset holds value for a wide range of engineers and researchers working on the development and validation of methods for damage detection, identification and diagnostics. Due to the extensive documentation of the presented data, labelling of the data is close to perfect, which makes the data particularly suitable for developing and training machine learning and other AI algorithms.

Original languageEnglish
Article number109987
Number of pages18
JournalData in brief
Early online date17 Dec 2023
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2024


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