Posts Tagged ‘machinery health’

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 […]

Mobile Device Task-Based Procedures for Vibration Analyzers

Posted in Asset Optimization, Technologies on Tuesday, January 14th, 2014. No comments yet
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The growing impact of smart phones and tablet technology continue to impact our everyday lives, including our world of process automation. I heard from some friends on Emerson’s Machinery Health Management team of a new mobile site, the CSI 2140 Mobile Procedure. It provides maintenance personnel access to instructions for common vibration analysis tasks from […]

Users Discussing Portable Vibration Analyzer Experiences Webinar Series

Posted in Asset Optimization, Event, Reliability on Friday, December 6th, 2013. No comments yet
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If you’re a maintenance professional or have responsibility for the reliability of your plant assets, I want to share that the Asset Optimization team is conducting a series of “Ask the Expert” webinars on the CSI 2140 vibration analyzer. The neat part is that these webinars include customers who have put these portable vibration analyzers […]

Offshore Oil & Gas Platform Machinery Protection and Prediction Systems Results

Posted in Asset Optimization, Oil & Gas, Reliability on Friday, August 30th, 2013. No comments yet
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The harsh, corrosive environment found on offshore oil & gas platforms can lead to unplanned downtime and lost production when equipment fails. A Scandinavian Oil-Gas magazine article, Upgraded Online Protection and Prediction Systems Improve Machinery Health Monitoring, highlights how the Shell Draugen oil and gas platform in the North Sea has upgraded the protection and […]

Vibration and Process Data Spot Turbo-Expander Problem

Posted in Asset Optimization, Oil & Gas on Tuesday, August 20th, 2013. One comment so far
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Many industrial processes require refrigeration, such as in the extraction of ethane and natural gas liquids (NGLs) from natural gas. From Wikipedia, a turboexpander: …also referred to as a turbo-expander or an expansion turbine, is a centrifugal or axial flow turbine through which a high pressure gas is expanded to produce work that is often […]