If there is a single machine in a cement plant that is considered the most critical, it would be the rotary cement kiln. If a typical standard-size kiln unexpectedly shuts down, this can cost 100,000 Euro per day in lost production, not including the additional cost for maintenance and spare parts.
- Michael Hastings
- Brüel & Kjær Vibro (B&K Vibro)
A 398 KW MV motor that runs a blower fan in a cement plant was showing strange behavior. The vibration equipment indicated vibration amplitudes that became chronic with the passage of time. The maintenance team, not knowing what the issue was, ran the motor until the bearings had to be replaced...
- Mark Koch
- ALL-TEST Pro, LLC
In this interview, we speak with Subbu about his start in the lubricant analysis field, and get his point of view about key tools and changes in the reliability, lubrication, and wireless vibration analysis industries…
- KNV Subrahmanyam
- Single Peak Lube Technologies
Signal processing technique acceleration enveloping is widely used in the cement industry where bearings are vulnerable to premature failure due to aggressive working environments...
- Martin Armson
- Hansford Sensors
After long discussions, both plants decided to switch from the VCM system to the newer Intellinova system - and with fabulous results, which are highlighted in chapter...
- Robbert de Rouw
- SPM Instrument BV