condition monitoring Articles

  • The future is condition monitoring

    It’s been a big month here at Hansford Sensors. We kicked off November by celebrating our 10thanniversary, during which time we were playfully predicting what our company may look like in another decade. While our thoughts on this are strictly hypothetical at this stage, thanks to the release of a new report we now have a better idea of the state of the condition monitoring ...


    By Hansford Sensors

  • New Condition Monitoring Frame Agreement

    Arise Windpower and Brüel & Kjær Vibro enter into a frame agreement for remote condition monitoring of wind turbines Arise Windpower are very pleased to have entered into a Frame Agreement with Brüel & Kjær Vibro for the supply of condition monitoring solutions for wind turbine applications. "We believe that using one common condition monitoring system ...

  • Online condition monitoring of electrical power system imbalance

    Symmetrical components are of great importance in many applications in electrical power systems, such as power protection and condition monitoring. This paper presents a computer-based algorithm for online symmetrical components estimation. The proposed algorithm uses the samples of the phase variables (currents or voltages) to estimate the magnitude and phase angle of each phase phasor at each ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • New Condition Monitoring and Analysis System VDAU-6000

    Brüel & Kjær Vibro announces the world-wide release of the new VDAU-6000. This state-of-the-art condition monitoring system provides an economical alternative to rack-based systems for condition monitoring of rotating machinery, in particular auxiliary machines and balance-of-plant applications. The high density 16-channel parallel processing functionality also lends itself to the ...

  • Water - Case Study

    Company Created in 1981, this company provides water and wastewater services to millions of residents of one of Europe's largest and fastest-growing cities. It is under pressure to provide water to ever-higher standards and to become more cost-efficient, while coping with increasing demand. Its large network of pumping stations and treatment works are spread across a wide area. ...


    By Artesis

  • Automotive Parts - Case Study

    Company This company is a manufacturer of automotive parts to Toyota, Honda, and Daimler Chrysler. Such customers demand that its complex sound insulation products combine exceptionally high quality with competitive costs. Lean manufacturing methods have been effectively combined with advanced technology to build on their position as a major global partner. ...


    By Artesis

  • Liquidyne seal vs gland packing

    Pump shaft seal failure is one of the most common reasons for pump downtime. That’s why you want a reliable pump seal which ensures optimal operation hours and keeps going. In this blog we compare two types of pump seals: gland packing and the  ...


    By Lagersmit

  • Measuring water with the Fluidscan fluid condition monitor

    Abstract Water in oil can manifest itself in many forms – from dissolved to emulsified, to free water with oil. How water will be present in a given oil depends on the nature of the oil formulation as well as sample preparation conditions. The FluidScan® mid-infrared spectrometer from Spectro Inc. is designed to monitor the presence of water in all the above scenarios. The device ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Detection of inter-coil short circuits in coils of salient pole synchronous generator field winding on the basis of analysis of magnetic field in the machine

    Abstract This paper deals with detection of inter-coil short circuits in coils of the salient poles synchronous generator excitement winding on the basis of the analysis of the magnetic field in the machine. Applying FEM to the generator model, magnetic field wave forms in the machine, on the points of interests, under both, faultless and faulty conditions were calculated. ...

  • Reasons to be Thankful for PdM Technologists

    This is the season to be grateful for the people and things in our lives that make life easier, more productive, safer and even more enjoyable. Gratitude makes life less stressful and can be used as a way to recognize those we appreciate and care about. There are benefits to being grateful for both individuals and companies. It is with that thought in mind that UE Systems wants to ...


    By UE Systems Inc

  • Mobil plastics europe uses condition monitoring to meet an ever increasing market demand – a compass case story

    US-based Mobil began operations in Europe in 1980with the opening of their first Orientated Polypropylene (OPP) production line at the Virton Latour site in Belgium. Since then, it has grown to become a leading producer of OPP films, with further plants opened in Brindisi, Italy and Kerkrade, The Netherlands. With the demand for plastics far exceeding the level of worldwide production, Mobil ...

  • Wallem and AO Schiffahrt uses FluidScan for Shipboard Condition Monitoring - Case study

    With depressed freight rates and overcapacity of shipping on lucrative trade routes, most shipping companies across the world are now practicing "slow steaming" operations. Operating the main "two-stroke" engines at 40-60% of their nominal output results in dramatically lower fuel costs but at high risk of cylinder cold corrosion if lubrication is not carefully managed. Adding to the complexity ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Power-fold actuator noise diagnostics using statistical envelope analysis

    A good correlation between subjective evaluation and objective test is a key for any machine condition monitoring and fault diagnosis process. This paper proposes a statistical envelope analysis approach for product quality control where Fourier spectrum is selected as diagnosis analysis characteristics. The acceptance amplitude envelope is statistically calculated from the measured random ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • ANN based real time incipient fault detection and protection system for induction motor

    Artificial neural network (ANN) has its unique advantage in the area of incipient faults detection. This article presents an ANN based real time fault detection and protection system for two types of incipient faults viz. inter-turn insulation failure and bearing wear in single-phase induction motor. The ANN fault detection (ANNFD) program is developed in C++ and implemented using a PC based DSP ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Urgent Answers for Flow and Treat Suppliers

    The CEO may be evaluating an acquisition and needs a question answered immediately.  The valve salesman covering BASF may be bidding a large project and want to know which  companies have supplied control valves  for condition monitoring. The Asian sales manager may want to plan his next trip to India so that he visits the most important prospects. The business ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • Automotive - Case Study

    Company Producing more than 40% of the automobiles in its home market and with a rapidly-growing export market, now exceeding $2B annually, this manufacturer has achieved a global reputation for reliability and cost-effectiveness. It is now engaged in releasing a new generation of automobiles to all its major markets. Challenges Increasing focus on ...


    By Artesis

  • The pros and cons of different maintenance strategies

    Whether your business is big or small, conducting effective maintenance on your machinery is essential. But which is the right maintenance strategy for you? That’s a big question, because choosing the wrong one can be catastrophic to you, your business and your staff. In this blog we provide a summary of the different options you have and outline some of the key advantages and disadvantages ...


    By Hansford Sensors

  • Bearing fault severity estimation using time–based descriptors for rotating electric machines

    This paper evaluates the bearing fault severity in rotating electric machines based on the time–based descriptors derived from machine vibration signal. Time–based descriptors are independent of bearing dimensions and machine dynamics. To establish the relationship between the time–based descriptor and bearing fault severity, a wide range of defective bearings are examined on an experimental ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • White Goods - Case Study

    Company Since it's foundation in the 1950s, this company has grown to be one of the world's largest manufacturers of white goods. It has 250 million customers, and continues to sell a product every 2 seconds in over 100 countries. Its washing machine plant makes extensive use of highly- automated production lines to produce more than 1 million machines a year. ...


    By Artesis

  • Vibration-based approach to lifetime prediction of electric motors for reuse

    This paper is concerned with lifetime prediction of components in washing machines. Vibration signals were measured on electric motors during an accelerated lifetime test ranging from 26.7 to 38.5 simulated years. Loose bearings have initiated air-gap eccentricity and rotor-to-stator rubbing, which resulted in a motor breakdown. Significant frequency bands were identified using a spectral ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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