Archive for the ‘Asset Optimization’ Category

PeakVue Analytics for More Reliable Machinery Performance

Posted in Asset Optimization, Reliability on Friday, September 14th, 2018. One comment so far
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Yesterday, in a post, How to Prevent Bearing Failures, we described how PeakVue analytics technology can provide early warning for bearing problems. In this 6-minute YouTube video, PeakVue Signal Processing Demo, Emerson’s Robert Skeirik describes how these advanced analytics can spot bearing problems much earlier that traditional vibration measurements. This extra time allows the operations […]

How to Prevent Bearing Failures

Posted in Asset Optimization on Thursday, September 13th, 2018. No comments yet
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Rotary bearings for industrial machinery reduce to friction between the moving parts. As with other mechanical parts, they wear over time. In a Plant Services article, 6 steps to preventing bearing failure, Emerson’s Brian Overton shares ways to extend bearing life and avoid unplanned shutdowns. He opens highlighting their importance. Without effective bearing motion, a […]

Avoiding Forced Outages from Rotating Equipment Issues

Posted in Asset Optimization on Monday, August 20th, 2018. No comments yet
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The reality for manufacturers and producers is that their plant assets continually degrade over time. Valves wear over time, electrical assets may experience intermittent faults, and rotating equipment imbalances may lead quickly to forced outages. In this 3-minute YouTube video, Alert Plant Operations When Rotating Equipment Problems Pose a Threat, Emerson’s Kevin Rossi shares ways […]

Optimizing Power Generation Maintenance Strategies

Posted in Asset Optimization, Reliability on Wednesday, August 1st, 2018. No comments yet
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Emerson’s Alex Flick presented Optimizing Power Generation Maintenance Strategies Using Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) Analysis at the 2018 Ovation Users’ Group Conference. Alex opened by sharing a story of a North American generating station. The plant was commissioned in 2002 and producers over 500MW of power. The plant has a couple of gas turbines, a […]

Electronic Turbine Overspeed Protection

Posted in Asset Optimization on Wednesday, August 1st, 2018. No comments yet
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At the 2018 Ovation Users’ Group Conference, Emerson’s Sam Onuska and Greg Lieb presented improvements in advanced overspeed protection and online, real time testing of overspeed systems. Greg opened describing where overspeed protection systems can be applied including steam turbines, gas turbines, boiler feed pump turbines (BFPTs) and hydro turbines. These systems measure the shaft […]