Today’s world class maintenance departments require data collection on a consistent and periodic basis to guarantee that the assets in a plant operate efficiently and reliably.
Online vibration monitoring actively monitors the health of critical assets for potential failure conditions. This will yield great results by identifying potential failure conditions for repair before unwanted downtime and other costly consequences are experienced.
Typical online condition monitoring can be expensive due to the installation cost for cables, labor, safeguards, etc., and might even be impossible in certain situations due to accessibility issues. Online vibration monitoring systems such as VIBNODE and VIBCONNECT RF were specifically designed to minimize installation costs and provide high measurement quality. These systems offer wireless operation, greatly reducing installation costs and making installation very easy in remote locations, on difficult to reach equipment, etc. GPRS (cellular modems) and other options can be utilized to make online monitoring fully remote and provide accurate health condition updates on monitored equipment.
Condition Monitoring by Mario Rostran CRL