The vision of the Condition Monitoring and Diagnosis Group (CMDG) is to undertake applied research and development with the aim of advancing the scope and the sensitivity of machinery fault detection and diagnosis, performance and emissions monitoring.

The philosophy of the Group is to use routine instrumentation where possible, applying sophisticated signal processing and developing non‐intrusive on‐line techniques to achieve cost effective monitoring techniques. The focus is upon incipient faults, with the underlying objective of predicting future machine behaviour.

Group members work on plant of all types, including compressors (axial, centrifugal, reciprocating), pumps, turbines (gas, steam), gear drives, motor drives, engines (diesel, gas), sealing systems (static and dynamic), couplings, reactor vessels, pipe- work systems, surface vessels and onboard equipment.

Our staff: Leading experts

Our research staff are creative and innovative practitioners who have wide industrial and research experience. They use their established industry links to continually refresh and update their research activities, ensuring that their work is at the leading edge of technology.

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The following are examples of the most recent outputs produced by members of the group. 

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Facilities and Equipment

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Contact Us

If you would like to know more about our areas of expertise or wish to discuss research opportunities with the Condition Monitoring and Diagnosis Group (CMDG) then please contact our Research Administration team:

Group Leader: Prof Andrew Ball

Research Office
Computing and Engineering
University of Huddersfield


01484 473087