Optical & Laser Alignment, Vibration Analysis, Monitoring Systems Services & Equipment Sales

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Rotating Equipment Specialists


Our personnel have extensive experience in laser, optical and mechanical precision alignment techniques, and vibration monitoring and analysis expertise. Services are provided on a wide variety of rotating equipment in many industries.

Tern Technologies, Inc. has worked with machinery located in both offshore and onshore locations, in desert, temperate, tropical and arctic environments. Industries serviced include power generation, petrochemical, pipeline, pulp and paper, mining and marine propulsion.


Optical, Laser and Mechanical Alignment Services to include, but not limited to:

  • Single and Multi Coupling Machine Train Shaft Alignments
  • Sole Plate, Skid, Rail, Location and Leveling
  • Machinery Installation Layout
  • Mechanical and Laser Alignment Training

Gas & Steam Turbine Internal Alignment

  • Optical Tooling & Laser Alignment Capabilities

Reciprocating Compressor Alignment

  • Mains & Cylinders
  • Optical Tooling and Laser Alignment
  • Leveling

Vibration Analysis

Vibration Analysis Services to include, but not limited to:

  • Routine Periodic Vibration Data Collection
  • Vibration Analysis Database Creation and Route Creation
  • Multi-channel Data Recording
  • Start-up Analysis
  • Installation of API Vibration Monitoring Systems
  • Field Balancing Fans and Rotors
  • Basic Vibration Analysis Training


Rotating Equipment Engineering Services and Consulting to include, but not limited to:

  • Engneering Personnel for Short and Long Term Projects or Positions
  • Supervision of Turbo Machinery Overhaul, Repair, Inspection, Installation and Quality Control
  • Turbo Machinery Design, Design Revision and Procurement Services
  • Machinery Vibration Analysis, and Operational Analysis
  • Machinery Mechanical Evaluation, Modeling, Flow Analysis/Aerodynamics and Rotor Dynamics Services and Consulting
  • Turbo Machinery Life Assessment and Assessment of Technology
  • Turbo Machinery Forensic Investigation (WTFH)
  • Digital Measurement, Data Collection, Analysis and Training
  • Modeling (CAD) Applications and Training
  • Instrumentation

    • Instrumentation Personnel for Short and Long Term Projects or Positions


    Thermal Growth Studies & Machine Movement

    • Optical Tooling and Laser Monitoring Capabilities
    • Piping Induced Movement
    • Case Distortions
    • Gas and Steam Turbines
    • Reciprocating and Centrifugal Compressors
    • Pumps and Motors
    • Foundation Movement (Subsidence, Differential, Thermal

    Optical Gas & Infrared Thermography

    • Services and Surveys
    • To locate fugitive hydrocarbon gas leaks and emissions with an OGI Camera
    • To locate refrigerant leaks (Halon) with a gas Infrared Camera
    • To provide Electrical, Mechanical, & Building Envelope Surveys with an Infrared Camera
    • For pre and post TAR and/or overhauls to locate possible fugitive hydrocarbon gas leaks

    Machine Piping & Monitoring

    • Single coupling
    • Multi-case train alignments
    • Cooling tower alignments

    Lube Oil Flushing & Purification

    • High Velocity Oil Flushing
    • High Velocity Chemical Cleaning
    • On-Site Fluid Purification
    • System Decontamination and Condition Monitoring
    • Maintenance Shutdowns or Emergency Outages