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Successfully Implementing A Condition Monitoring Program, Part 2

March 27, 2013

This is Part 2 of a 2 part series,  see Part 1 here. After the proper groundwork has been completed, it is time to build the database for your CM technology. Read my article at IMPO Magazine which includes the last 5 Steps to Successfully Implementing a Vibration Program: #6: Database structure #7: Interfacing with […]

Successfully Implementing A Condition Monitoring Program, Part 1

March 26, 2013

This is Part 1 of a 2-part series. Check out tomorrow’s Blog for Part 2. Selection of a condition monitoring (CM) technology is not an easy task and requires it that many concerns be taken into consideration. Determination of what functionality is needed,  selection of a technology provider that can deliver the required technology, and an […]

CM is not only easy to incorporate into both RCM and RCA but is essential in achieving RCM and RCA success @PlantServices

March 19, 2013

Tie condition monitoring into RCM and RCA. Use information to assess machine health. In brief: Where does CM come into play in the RCM process? RCM draws clear and accurate boundaries around a physical asset. CM is not only easy to incorporate into both RCM and RCA but is essential in achieving RCM and RCA […]

Taking the Heat out of Thermal Growth Issues – Part 3

March 14, 2013

Taking the Heat out of Thermal Growth Issues – Part 3 by Daus Studenberg In the previous article,  we covered the advantages of continuous monitoring over the “snap shot” method for thermal growth measurement. We also highlighted the superiority of these methods over the existing simple thermal growth calculations and static “hot alignment checks.” Continuous monitoring is […]

Taking the Heat out of Thermal Growth Issues – Part 2

March 13, 2013

Taking the Heat out of Thermal Growth Issues – Part 2 by Daus Studenberg In the previous article,  we discussed two methods for thermal growth monitoring, the “snapshot method” and “continuous monitoring”. With the “snapshot” method, we only knew the initial and final thermal growth readings, with no information in between.  Some typical “snapshot” results are shown below: […]

Taking the Heat out of Thermal Growth Issues – Part 1

March 12, 2013

Taking the Heat out of Thermal Growth Issues – Part 1 by Daus Studenberg “Thermal growth” often refers to the change in machinery positions as a machine runs from startup to operating conditions (or vice versa). Machinery positional change can also be caused by dynamic forces,  pipe stress and other factors. Compensating for thermal growth […]

Where is that vibration coming from? How LUBRIZOL looks at condition monitoring program as a profit center. @ProcessingMag

March 7, 2013

WATER/WASTE PROCESSING • December 2012 Production plant analyzes resonance anomaly; looks at condition monitoring program as a profit center Sometimes in industry,  mechanical “circumstances” change. When it happens,  a machine train identical to other machine trains can suddenly become atypical. This was exactly the case for Process Water Supply Pump A, whose behavior was very similar […]

Why Condition Monitoring Programs Fail?

March 5, 2013

Condition monitoring is the process of monitoring a parameter of condition in machinery,  such that a significant change is indicative of a developing failure. Ironically most Condition Monitoring Programs often fail and here are some reasons why: • Inappropriate use of “Low Tech”  or “Low Priced” condition monitoring (CM) technologies • CM technologies are purchased and […]