Posts Tagged ‘machinery health’

Compressor Station Machinery Monitoring

Posted in Asset Optimization on Monday, December 14th, 2015. No comments yet
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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] […]

Avoiding Cooling Tower Unplanned Downtime

Posted in Asset Optimization on Friday, May 1st, 2015. One comment so far
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Cooling tower technology used in many industrial processes dates its history back to the 19th century: Cooling towers originated out of the development in the 19th century of condensers for use with the steam engine.[2] Condensers use relatively cool water, via various means, to condense the steam coming out of the pistons or turbines. This […]

Diagnostics to Detect Rotating Machinery Misalignment

Posted in Asset Optimization, Reliability on Thursday, July 17th, 2014. 5 comments so far
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Let’s continue our route-based maintenance video series with a look at diagnostics to detect misalignment issues on rotating machinery. In this 5:53 YouTube video, Misalignment Detection: Cross Channel Phase and Fault Frequencies, Emerson’s Drew Mackley demonstrates the analysis provided to data collected by portable vibration analyzers in route-based maintenance applications. He emphasizes the CSI 2140 […]

What is Damaging Your Plant Machinery?

Posted in Asset Optimization, Reliability on Wednesday, April 30th, 2014. One comment so far
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“Why do some machines fail early, while others operate for many additional years?” Emerson’s Ray Garvey and Spectro‘s Pat Henning open with this great question in a Machinery Lubrication article, Identifying Root Causes of Machinery Damage with Condition Monitoring. Ray and Pat point to eight sources that can damage your plant’s machinery including: …abrasion, corrosion, […]

Condition Monitoring of Hydroelectric Plants

Posted in Asset Optimization, Power on Sunday, April 6th, 2014. One comment so far
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Author: Douglas MorrisThings are not getting easier for the power industry as it experiences increasing complexity with dispatching generating units. Because dispatching is determined by a host of factors including cost, demand, transmission, environmental constraints and unit availability, the dispatch stack at a typical utility is different when compared to years ago when renewable power […]