Engineering FunFact
Image of a soundwave.
Credit: Ali Kahfi/
Scientists find upper limit for the speed of sound

"A research collaboration between Queen Mary University of London, the University of Cambridge and the Institute for High Pressure Physics in Troitsk has discovered the fastest possible speed of sound.

The result- about 36 km per second - is around twice as fast as the speed of sound in diamond, the hardest known material in the world."
Final Thought
Whether you're wrapping up your current yard period, or planning for your next one, you should always start, and end with a vibration analysis.

Doing a vibration analysis prior to your yard period will pinpoint exactly what needs attention. Conducting a vibration analysis as soon as you "splash"/launch will verify all work completed, give you a record of maintenance performed, and serve as a baseline for future maintenance planning.

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Contact us at or 954-764-2678 to schedule your vibration analysis now.
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