Condition Monitoring Management & AI
How to Reduce the Hidden Costs and Dangers Lurking Throughout Your Steam System – Continuous, Batteryless Steam Trap Monitoring
This paper will discuss the costs and risks inherent in every steam trap system. We will then explain why two common “solutions” simply don’t solve the problem as well as they could. Finally, we will suggest an easy-to-deploy, cost-effective answer: A continuous monitoring system that uses batteryless sensors to deliver real-time alerting through the cloud, without the need for manual inspection — ever.
- Brian Alessi
Today, there is a new generation of CMS devices that overcomes the barriers that have traditionally prevented an adequate condition monitoring service on critical rotating machinery. The use of these new CMS, in combination with the usually pre-installed Machine Protection Systems (MPS), requires a proportionally small investment, but provides numerous advantages that increase the reliability of those assets...
Dashboards are a great way to present data effectively. They can display an overview of your plant’s current condition monitoring status as well as historical data. A dashboard can meet specific needs, such as to display data for a particular application, e.g., a hoist, fan, machine tool, rotary calciner, conveyor, or any other critical piece of equipment. Or it can visualize process data, enabling operators to act on changes quickly.
- Göran Almqvist
- SPM Instrument AB
If you’re a technician and it’s your job to take these readings with a hand-held data collector, this trend can be described with one word - boring. While there is always value in taking a reading on a rotating asset and using your 5 senses to look for issues that might not be picked up with vibration, this only extends so far for machines that rarely have issues..
In this interview, David talks about Smart Condition Monitoring, how it works, what applications support sensors, and how you would get the data for the sensor...
- David Stevens
- AVT Reliability
Triaxial accelerometers are a useful combination of three sensing pellets, each taken from a single-axis accelerometer and oriented in a new package to cover all three Euclidean axes, that can quickly evaluate a machine’s condition. Obtaining data from just a single measurement axis can certainly clue you into developing machine faults and their severity, but monitoring all three axes, especially at both ends of the machine, gives the clearest picture of overall machine health.
- Peter Eitnier
- Wilcoxon Sensing Technologies
There are many faults that cause a rotating component to breakdown and fail, some of the most common being misalignment, unbalance and soft foot. One of the most common faults that cause a component to breakdown are bearing defects.
Why would a company carry out condition monitoring programs?
- Alan Hemphill
- AVT Reliability