Did you know that changing sampling methods to best practice valve sampling can have a significant impact on corporate profitability? That's because the success of an oil analysis program begins with the oil sample sent into the lab. Incorporating condition monitoring alongside valve sampling has shown to contribute to more compliance, better oil analysis results, and increased program savings. Discover the ways you could benefit from best practice oil sampling.
- Bernie Hall
Plukon Food Group’s Insurability Improved Through Standardising and Centralising Thermographic Inspections
With nearly thirty branches, Plukon Food Group is one of Europe’s larger food companies. The food sector is an industry that has to deal with countless risks that seriously threaten the insurability of such companies.
- Chris Kramer
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
Thermographic inspections offer many advantages as it helps to ensure a safe working environment and an increase in uptime. It also provides companies with accurate insights into the risks that undermine the continuity of their production lines (and the possibility to actively reduce these risks).
- Chris Kramer
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...
According to statistics, there are more than 50 billion bearings being manufactured during the past 5 years around the world. Only a relatively small percentage of all bearings in use fail. Majority (90%) of the bearings outlive the equipment in which they have been installed.
- Datong Li
- SPM Instrument AB
What is a thermal image?
Thermal images are created by converting thermal radiation into a visible light image that we as humans can interpret. One important point to remember about thermal imaging is that it is a non-contact measurement of radiated energy in a very narrow wavelength band.
- PJ Cloete
- AVT Reliability