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Bigger is Better at MINExpo 2012

Posted in Metals, Mining, Minerals on Monday, October 1st, 2012. No comments yet
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Last week members of the Emerson metals and mining industry team were at the National Mining Association’s MINExpo 2012. At this event, two Emerson news items were shared, Emerson broadens online machinery monitoring to identify vibration issues on P&H mining shovels and Emerson introduces intrinsically safe vibration analyzer for data collection in hazardous environments. Emerson’s […]

Business Case for Essential Asset Monitoring

Posted in Asset Management on Wednesday, June 27th, 2012. 3 comments so far
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“According to Solomon Associates, a world-class performer is a company whose maintenance costs are below 1.4 percent plant replacement value, with mechanical availability greater than 96.7 percent.” Are your maintenance costs below this 1.4% threshold and 96.7% mechanical availability metrics? If not, you may want to read the InTech article, Improve reliability with essential asset […]

Vibration Monitoring Improves Wind Turbine Availability

Posted in Asset Management, Industrial Energy & Onsite Utilities, Power Generation on Friday, May 25th, 2012. No comments yet
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Rotating machinery including wind turbines are subject to wear and tear over time. Emerson’s Douglas Morris, a member of the alternative energy team, shares how vibration-monitoring equipment can help avoid unplanned downtime and costly maintenance. The United States’ Upper Midwest boasts some of the richest wind resources in North America and is home to some […]

Spotting Bearing Failure in Time before Complete Fan Failure

Posted in Asset Management, Industrial IoT on Thursday, February 16th, 2012. 3 comments so far
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In a prior post, The Peaks Provide the Early Warning in Machinery Protection, I highlighted how using high-speed, PeakVue digital sampling of machinery vibration could help spot mechanical defects long before traditional vibration monitors could. I received a note from Craig Truempi with Emerson local business partner, Novaspect. He shared: This fan bearing failed last […]

If it Moves—Monitor it!

Posted in Metals, Mining, Minerals on Monday, October 17th, 2011. One comment so far
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Emerson’s Dan Nower, a member of the machinery health management team, provides his thoughts on the importance of monitoring mechanical assets in mining operations: As pointed out by Emerson’s Michael Pearson last week, the supply of copper is expected to be at a large deficit in 2011. It appears to be the same for other […]