Posts Tagged ‘CSI 6500’

Compressor Station Machinery Monitoring

Posted in Asset Optimization on Monday, December 14th, 2015. No comments yet
Tags: , , , , , ,

In the continuing era of lower oil and gas prices, the focus remains on optimizing current production assets. In a World Pipelines article, Keeping compressor stations online, Emerson’s Stuart Raynor describes ways to reduce downtime and avoid lost production through continuous machinery monitoring. He describes compressor stations as being: …used throughout the pipeline network [and] […]

Remote Vibration Monitoring Case Study

Posted in Asset Optimization, Power, Reliability on Friday, January 30th, 2015. 4 comments so far
Tags: , , , , , , ,

Technology is great for solving problems, especially for complex problems when it’s couple with expertise. But in many cases, the technology and the expertise is separated geographically. Thankfully communications technologies continue to advance to bridge the distance between expert and problem. In a Power Engineering article, Remote Vibration Monitoring Keeps Power Plants Running at Full […]

Early Detection of Impending Pump Failures

Posted in Asset Optimization, Reliability on Tuesday, January 20th, 2015. 6 comments so far
Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Even non-critical pumps in your process can cause spills, vapor clouds, fires and worse. Most of these failure incidents provide warning well in time to solve the problem—if feedback mechanisms are in place for your operators and maintenance personnel. In tce, the online magazine of the Institution of Chemical Engineers, Emerson’s Cranford Johnstone authored an […]

Monitoring Turbomachinery Sleeve Bearings

Posted in Asset Optimization, Reliability on Thursday, July 3rd, 2014. No comments yet
Tags: , , , , , , ,

Let’s end this U.S. 4th of July Independence day holiday-shortened workweek with a 3:27 YouTube video on Sleeve Bearing Monitoring with Dual Orbits. Emerson’s Drew Mackley explains how this type of bearing is mostly found in turbomachinery and involves displacement probes rather than accelerometers commonly used in other types of rotating machinery. These displacement probes […]

Avoiding Bearing Failures with the Rule of Tens PeakVue Measurement Methodology

Posted in Asset Optimization, Reliability on Thursday, March 20th, 2014. 4 comments so far
Tags: , , , , , ,

Few things wreck a good day at the plant, mill, platform, wellpad, or other process like a bearing failure on an important pump, compressor, fan, or other piece of rotating machinery. Identifying the problem early before it leads to an unplanned shutdown means the work to fix it can be scheduled to minimize operational impacts. […]