From pumps to compressors, turbines to gearboxes, equipment reliability is vital to maintain a competitive advantage. Layer in the exceptionally high downtime costs of certain units that can exceed $1MM a day, the harsh operating environment (typically outside), and the long turnaround cycles that can extend to 3-5 years and it all adds up to a significant challenge.
- Mark Barnes
- Kim Fuger
- Mobius Institute
Reliability, Availability & Maintainability (RAM) is a decision-support tool. One of its features can be used for a business integration and resilience evaluation…
- Rami Al-Shneiber
In this SME interview, we talked with Noah Bethel, Vice President of Product Development for PdMA Corporation. Noah discusses how installed technology can aid in learning curves with autonomously functioning programs, increase safety in the workplace, and improve reliability and accuracy.
- Noah Bethel
- PdMA Corporation
There are several different technologies that can be used, alone or in combination, to monitor the condition of your machinery from a predictive maintenance (PdM) perspective. The criticality of the machine affects the number of such inspection-type technologies that are applied to a given failure mode. The more critical the machine and the more critical the failure mode, the more redundancy you will want in the inspections.
- Timothy Weilbaker
- Allied Reliability, Inc.
The fault diagnosis of induction motors, being probably the most common drivers used for industrial machinery plays an important role to reduce the catastrophic failures and production lost tonnage.
- Pawel Lecinski
Vibration analysis requires a correct identification of the rotational speed of the machine. How the different frequencies of the spectrum are related to RPM, identifying with high accuracy the order of each frequency, is essential for the analysis process.