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RustyCas

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In preparing to eventually hand off my routes to my replacement, I am working on better documenting how I collect data. For run-of-the-mill machines I use a variety of sensor-mounting/collection techniques. I wanted to come up with a simple, short designation that I can add to the measurement point description. Below is my initial list. Your thoughts?

QP Permanently mounted sensor (this is an addition to the original list)
Q0 Stud Mount, drilled-and-tapped
Q1 Stud Mount, glued stud pad
Q2 Flat Magnet, flat surface
Q3 Flat Magnet, glued pad
Q4 2-Rail Magnet, flat surface
Q5 2-Rail Magnet, curved surface
Q6 2" Stinger, hand held
Q7 2-Rail Magnet, extension pole
Q8 4" Stinger
Q9 6" Stinger

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CTC's offering might toggle some thoughts...see https://ctconline.com/mounting_hardware.aspx
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John, yes I use most all the CTC items except for those expensive pads and the motor fin pads (terrible idea I think). I’ve had my points/technique down for the last 10 yrs or so. I think my list covers most of the general methods of walk-around route data collection. Just wondering if there are obvious holes in my thinking.
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Rusty,
Interesting list.

I'm sure it will help a lot if these codes are somehow linked to the routes in the database.

Regards- Ali M. Al-Shurafa
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Rusty - the only difference I have is permanent mounts. Companies safety people like to tell you you can't due that safely. They won't agree with me it is safe. But it is good money mounting pickups and running wires....
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Mike, well of course - I guess that would be the "obvious" one I overlooked!  I do have some permanent sensors brought out to panels.  I guess in my mind, I was thinking that'd be Q0, but it might not be obvious to someone else running my routes.  Shurafa, my plan is to use these codes in the route measurement point "description" (hence, why they're so short), so that someone else will know which setup they are to use, and so that someone looking at the data will have a better sense of the data quality.

Thanks for the input.

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My thinking is that you might be over thinking. I just use Q2 or 3 all the time. I do have a stinger but use that only where the cage covering the coupling allows only small like a stinger.

So my question would be " do you really walk around with all those options?  Or do you stick with 1 or 2? rgds 

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