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Diagnosing Gearbox Defects

Posted in Asset Optimization on Thursday, July 11th, 2019. No comments yet
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In earlier posts, Emerson’s Robert Skeirik highlighted how PeakVue impact detection analytics technology can provide early warning of bearing failure in time to plan and schedule maintenance before unplanned downtime occurs. These analytics help drive overall reliability improvement key performance indicators (KPIs). I came across a recently published whitepaper, Confirming Gearbox Defect Using Waveform & […]

Remote Vibration Monitoring Case Study

Posted in Asset Optimization, Power, Reliability on Friday, January 30th, 2015. 4 comments so far
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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 […]

How Durable is Your Portable Vibration Analyzer?

Posted in Asset Optimization, Plant Equipment on Wednesday, March 5th, 2014. One comment so far
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In a post last summer, Portable Vibration Analyzer-Human Centered Design Style, we highlighted the latest advancements in handheld vibration analyzers. Since that time, Emerson’s Drew Mackley has been showing the device to reliability professionals around the globe. The feedback about improved usability from the human centered design (HCD) approach has been extremely positive. Given the […]

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 […]

Remote, Automated Plant Asset Monitoring

Posted in Asset Optimization, Wireless on Wednesday, January 9th, 2013. One comment so far
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Wireless technologies have established their value in process automation. In a MaintWorld magazine article, Remote, Automated Monitoring Keeps a Watchful Eye on Essential Assets 24/7 (pp. 14-16), Emerson’s Nikki Bishop and Aaron Crews describe how these wireless technologies can be and have been put to use. They note the technology shift that has occurred in […]