The advantage of flexible reciprocating machines is the disadvantage when monitoring such machines. Changing load conditions will result in changing vibration behaviors what will require the use of adaptable warning thresholds. In this video, you will get an understanding of the specialties when monitoring reciprocating compressors to detect changes at a very early stage of development. We will talk about changing operating conditions, automatically adjusting warning thresholds, and why the protection limits are required to be set in relation to the machine limits.