So many machines, so little time! An overview of benefits and limitations of condition-based vibration analysis as a tool to optimize your PdM schedule. You’ll learn the capabilities of earthquake switches, electronic switches, programmable accelerometers and vibration transmitters. Plus, how to determine whether wireless vibration monitoring is a good fit for your facility.
- Bob Martin
- IMI Sensors
Allied Reliability discusses the business challenge, solution, and business impact of the US Chemical Company's reliability journey.
As we talk to others in the reliability industry, we’re occasionally confronted with the viewpoint that asset health and condition monitoring is a cure-all when it comes to preventing asset failure. Understandably, people like the idea that they can continuously monitor their assets and only intervene or perform maintenance when there’s degradation. However, what seems ideal is not always practical, and there are limitations to what can be achieved through monitoring.
- ARMS Reliability
Analyzing machine vibration as a means of monitoring healthy operation and diagnosis of emerging problems is a relatively mature specialization, long practiced on turbines and motor-pump trains. Condition Monitoring for the factory today is generally implemented by a skilled practitioner equipped with a handheld data-logger, collecting and processing signals from a tethered vibration sensor during a periodically scheduled, route-based maintenance program.
- Ed Spence
- The Machine Instrumentation Group
This case study investigates Duke Energy’s quest to replace its monthly, manual data collection practices with daily, remote data collection and monitoring.
- Alex West
- IHS Markit
The Internet of Things ("IoT") is much hyped as the next great leap forward for humanity. In the Maintenance realm, IoT will improve asset Inter-connectivity, Machine Learning and Self-diagnostics capabilities of our critical assets...
- Rudy Wodrich