Condition Monitoring Articles

  • 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

  • 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

  • Delphin Releases New ProfiSignal Web Software

    ProfiSignal Web-Based Software for Measurement & Testing CAS DataLoggers is pleased to announce the release on the new ProfiSignal Web Software package from Delphin Technology. ProfiSignal Web is a state-of-the-art application for measurement ...


    By CAS DataLoggers

  • 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

  • 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

  • Technology Can Help Fleets Manage Potential Weather Disruptions

    Hurricane Matthew is serving as another lesson for the U.S. trucking industry on the important role technology can and should play in operating in and around storm-affected regions. More than a million residences and businesses lost power in Florida alone, and at least 38 people died as a result of Matthew’s winds and torrential rains, 19 of them in North Carolina where widespread ...


    By Omnitracs, LLC

  • E-Guide Measuring Oil Viscosity

    The most important physical property of a lubricating oil is viscosity. Viscosity determines the load carrying ability of the oil as well as how easily it circulates. The correct balance between high viscosity for load carrying and low viscosity for ease of circulation must be considered for any lubricant and its application. ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • 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

  • 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. ...

  • Continuous, Centralized Monitoring Drives O&M Optimization

    In a survey conducted by Wind Energy Update this year, 80% of wind turbine owners indicated they take either a predictive or preventative approach to maintenance. Furthermore, 77% indicated that they deploy Condition Monitoring Systems (CMS). “If you can leverage data to increase plant performance by even 1%, you are looking at significant impacts to your revenue”, EDF’s ...

  • 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

  • Variations in lethal and sublethal effects of cypermethrin among aquatic stages and species of anuran amphibians

    Unpredicted variation in levels of risk to organisms to xenobiotics can be observed, despite the use model species to predict the effects of chemicals in the environment. Physiological and morphological differences between species and life stages may lead to differences in sensitivity, while seasonal and spatial variation in pesticide concentrations may affect the level of risk faced by ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • 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 ...


    By Brüel & Kjær Vibro GmbH

  • Characterising dredgeability of aggregate deposits for clamshell dredge

    The lack of metrics to assess clamshell formation dredgeability limits the ability of engineers to predict the dredgeability of compact material and increases the risks associated with clamshell selection. Work done and motor energy are possible dredgeability metrics that can be estimated using micro–processor based machine monitoring. The objective of this work was to test the hypotheses that ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Blind separation of vibration components in machine monitoring

    The paper presents an approach for machine vibration analysis and health monitoring using blind source separation (BSS). By this approach, the investigated problem is transferred from the original space of the measurements to the space of independent sources, where the reduced number of components will simplify the analysis problem and where different methods can be applied for scalar signals. ...


    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 ...


    By Brüel & Kjær Vibro GmbH

  • 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 ...


    By Brüel & Kjær Vibro GmbH

  • 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

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