Vi­bra­tion Mon­i­tor­ing in Hy­dropow­er Plants

Hy­droPow­er Meets Dig­i­tal Trans­for­ma­tion

Dig­i­tal­iza­tion is chang­ing our world pro­found­ly, open­ing up a world of op­por­tu­ni­ties. In this era of tech­no­log­i­cal change, we sup­port you with our prod­ucts and ser­vices to max­i­mize the po­ten­tial of your hy­dropow­er plants. IFTA sys­tems com­bine proven ex­pe­ri­ence with state-of-the-art tech­nol­o­gy to take vi­bra­tion mon­i­tor­ing to a new level. The fu­ture of hy­dropow­er is dig­i­tal - and with IFTA on your side you are well pre­pared to shape it.

Turnkey So­lu­tions for Mon­i­tor­ing Hy­dropow­er Plants

Our sys­tems have proven them­selves in sev­er­al mil­lion hours of op­er­a­tion in power plants world­wide and have sig­nif­i­cant­ly con­trib­uted to their safe­ty and ef­fi­cien­cy.

Safe­ty through real-time Pro­tec­tion

In the world of crit­i­cal in­fra­struc­ture, safe­ty is cru­cial. There­fore, IFTA sys­tems fea­ture ro­bust real-time ma­chine pro­tec­tion that can alert in ad­vance to po­ten­tial­ly dan­ger­ous vi­bra­tion pat­terns. As a re­ac­tion, ma­chines can be un­load­ed or even shut down in an emer­gen­cy, which pre­vents dam­age and cost­ly down­time. This not only ex­tends the ser­vice life of the equip­ment, but also en­sures the safe­ty of em­ploy­ees.


In­creas­ing Ef­fi­cien­cy through Dig­i­tal­iza­tion

IFTA sys­tems stand out for their abil­i­ty to ro­bust­ly record high-qual­i­ty data over months and years, store it in a struc­tured man­ner, and vi­su­al­ize it in­tu­itive­ly. The re­sult­ing ex­ten­sive data pool is an in­dis­pens­able re­source for mak­ing in­formed de­ci­sions and in­creas­ing plant ef­fi­cien­cy.


why IFTA

The com­bi­na­tion of proven ma­chine pro­tec­tion and high­ly dig­i­tal­ized ap­proach makes IFTA sys­tems a unique prod­uct. Thanks to mod­u­lar de­sign, our sys­tems adapt to your in­di­vid­u­al needs and offer seam­less scal­a­bil­i­ty from test bench to field ap­pli­ca­tion. IFTA pro­vides in­no­va­tive so­lu­tions and ac­tive­ly sup­ports you as a com­pe­tent part­ner with tech­ni­cal know-how.



The mod­u­lar IFTA sys­tems en­able us to de­ploy high-qual­i­ty and ap­pli­ca­tion-op­ti­mized vi­bra­tion mon­i­tor­ing sys­tems. The im­pres­sive ded­i­ca­tion and high com­pe­tence of the IFTA team pro­vide sig­nif­i­cant added value in op­er­at­ing these sys­tems. We are im­pressed by the team's in­no­va­tive spir­it, com­mit­ment and help­ful­ness.

Max­i­m­il­ian Titzschkau, Ex­pert Data Anal­y­sis and Hydro Me­chan­ics, Kraftwerke Ober­hasli AG, Grim­sel Hydro 


This Has Con­vinced our Cus­tomers

  • Ma­chine-spe­cif­ic con­sult­ing
  • In­tu­itive and user-friend­ly op­er­a­tion and con­fig­u­ra­tion
  • 24/7 mon­i­tor­ing, data record­ing and stream­ing
  • Mo­du­lar de­sign, e.g. pro­tec­tion func­tion can be retro­fit­ted
  • Real-time data anal­y­sis with the soft­ware IFTA TrendView­er
  • AI-based anom­aly de­tec­tion and op­ti­miza­tion
  • Ap­pli­ca­tion-spe­cif­ic rotor dy­nam­ics func­tions for hy­dropow­er plant re­quire­ments
  • Free sen­sor se­lec­tion as well as in­te­gra­tion of ex­ist­ing sen­sors

Early de­tec­tion
of harm­ful vibra-
tions & anom­alies


Data anal­y­sis
for pro­duc­tion

Pro­tec­tion for
plant avail­abil­i­ty
and safe­ty

Pro­found tech­ni­cal


Real-Time Mon­i­tor­ing of Shaft Vi­bra­tions

Early de­tec­tion of ma­chine dam­age on ro­tat­ing ma­chines is made pos­si­ble with the rotor dy­nam­ics con­fig­u­ra­tion of the IFTA TrendView­er soft­ware. De­vi­a­tions from nor­mal op­er­at­ing be­hav­ior and dam­age to com­po­nents can be de­tect­ed at an early stage by record­ing and an­a­lyz­ing data and com­par­ing it with his­tor­i­cal ma­chine data. Pre­dic­tive main­te­nance can be ini­ti­at­ed and planned. 

Real-time sig­nal pro­cess­ing

  • Order-Track­ing
  • S-max
  • Whir and whip de­tec­tion
  • Mon­i­tor­ing of tor­sion­al vi­bra­tions

Visu­al­ize your data with our plot li­brary

Ap­pli­ca­tion-spe­cif­ic plots allow for an in­tu­itive and fast cap­ture of com­plex multi-di­men­sion­al data streams. In the field of rotor dy­nam­ics, our vi­su­al­iza­tion op­tions in­clude the fol­low­ing:

  • Spec­tro­gram
  • Bode-Plot
  • Orbit-Plot
  • Shaft Cen­ter­line Plot




Op­por­tu­ni­ties of the Dig­i­tal Trans­for­ma­tion

Dig­i­tal trans­for­ma­tion of­fers sig­nif­i­cant op­por­tu­ni­ties as it has the po­ten­tial to im­prove ef­fi­cien­cy, per­for­mance and sus­tain­abil­i­ty of hy­dropow­er plants in a rev­o­lu­tion­ary way.

In­creas­ing avail­abil­i­ty and ef­fi­cien­cy

Dig­i­tal sys­tems en­able con­tin­u­ous real-time mon­i­tor­ing of plant con­di­tions. This fa­cil­i­tates early de­tec­tion of de­vi­a­tions and po­ten­tial prob­lems, lead­ing to more ac­cu­rate di­ag­no­sis and ef­fi­cient main­te­nance. By achiev­ing a re­duc­tion in un­planned down­time and in­creas­ing over­all equip­ment ef­fi­cien­cy, it is thus pos­si­ble to en­hance equip­ment avail­abil­i­ty while si­mul­ta­ne­ous­ly low­er­ing op­er­at­ing costs.

In­no­va­tion po­ten­tial

New tech­nolo­gies such as ar­ti­fi­cial in­tel­li­gence and ma­chine learn­ing offer in­no­va­tive op­por­tu­ni­ties to op­ti­mize per­for­mance and pre­dict main­te­nance re­quire­ments.


Data-driv­en De­ci­sions

Dig­i­tal trans­for­ma­tion en­ables pro­found de­ci­sions based on real-time data and an­a­lyt­ics. Oper­a­tors can base their strate­gic de­ci­sions on re­li­able, ob­jec­tive in­for­ma­tion, en­sur­ing long-term suc­cess.


Hy­dropow­er is an im­por­tant com­po­nent in a sus­tain­able en­er­gy sup­ply. Through bet­ter con­trol and op­ti­miza­tion of plants, dig­i­tal trans­for­ma­tion can help to uti­lize re­sources more ef­fi­cient­ly and as such min­i­mize en­vi­ron­men­tal im­pacts.

Draft IFTA Mon­i­tor­ing Sys­tem Setup


Rec­om­mend­ed Prod­ucts

Rotor Dy­nam­ics

Ap­pli­ca­tion so­lu­tion to mea­sure/an­a­lyze rotor-dy­nam­ic vi­bra­tions.


Pro­tec­tion sys­tem with di­ag­nos­tic and mon­i­tor­ing func­tion­al­i­ty.


Fast & in­­­tu­it­ive on­­line/of­f­­line ana­lys­is soft­­ware for ef­­fi­­cient vi­su­al­iz­a­­tion.


Input mod­ule AD4PS IEPE sup­ply and volt­age source per chan­nel.