Keeping a close eye on the condition of critical equipment is fundamental in any industrial facility. When critical bearings fail, it almost always leads to unplanned downtime and interrupted production process, costing companies thousands in production loses. In this case study we will look at how an online monitoring solution using ultrasonic sensors was able to detect an issue on a critical bearing before it turned into a big problem.
- Peter Boon
- UE Systems Inc.
Starting a new or refurbished motor for the first time should be a culmination of successful events leading to this very important event. If you’re the person starting the motor, you probably have some anxiety about what could go wrong.
- Noah Bethel
- PdMA Corporation
The 2020 calendar year has certainly brought with it many challenges for a variety of industries. The medical field, pulp and paper industry and food supply chain have all been significantly impacted by the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic. At the grocery store, people experienced (or are still experiencing) empty shelves, limited food supply and less variety when doing weekly shopping. In March 2020, grocery and supply sales increased 29% from the previous year (3).
- Spectro Scientific
- Spectro Scientific
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...
AVT Reliability® has been involved in resolving a wide range of high operational vibration issues with plant and machinery and including pipework vibration. This has led AVT Reliability® to design and develop a comprehensive range of versatile vibration solutions.
- AVT Reliability
More than 300 million electric motors are used in infrastructure, large buildings, and industry globally. These motors account for about 2/3rds of the industrial power consumption. Electricity is required in almost all areas of the plant to provide the driving force that either operates the equipment that produces the products or provides the services that the plant’s equipment was built to perform..
- Mark Koch
- ALL-TEST Pro, LLC
A small number of semiconductor manufacturers have overcome the noise, bandwidth and g-Range shortcomings commonly associated with MEMS sensors used in Condition-based Monitoring (CbM) by producing several medium and high-performance MEMS vibration sensors with the latter being comparable to piezo accelerometers.
- Chris Murphy
- Analog Devices, Inc
Balancing cost reduction and efficiency improvement targets is a common source of frustration for maintenance and engineering managers. For facilities that operate continuously with no window for unplanned shutdowns, poor reliability and availability of machinery is far more serious, but even in factories with regular opportunities for maintenance, recovery can still be expensive and time consuming.
- AVT Reliability
In the field of vibration analysis, it is often argued that slow rotating components are the most challenging to monitor. When they are monitored, poor decisions and delayed detection are the result. However, just as with easily detectable high speed component faults, slow rotating components can have equal, if not better, success in early detection and prognosis. With adequate sampling techniques, and an easy to navigate software, you’ll increase your lead time detection and eliminate catastrophic failures. Presented by one of ONYX InSight's mechanical engineers, who monitors thousands of slow rotating and critical components in their portfolio - Jon Sharf will share his experience in this field.
- Jonathan Sharf
- ONYX InSight