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
A super-major oil and gas producer’s capital-project maintenance builds were costing too much and taking too long using a traditional maintenance-build approach, and the resulting maintenance strategies were of poor quality. The company was experiencing continual overspending, missed deadlines, and maintenance strategies that didn’t deliver the performance and reliability the operations team needed from the asset base...
- Jason Apps
- ARMS Reliability