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March 1, 2014
VibGuard Viewer (photo), the software platform for this company’s VibGuard family of online condition-monitoring systems, now comes fully geared for complex machine diagnosis. VibGuard Viewer 1.1, the new software...
http://www.che.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/predictive_and_preventive_maintenance/Turning-vibration-data-into-knowledge_11528.html
March 1, 2014
Corrosion to the external surface of process piping and vessels that is hidden under the insulation is referred to as corrosion under insulation (CUI). Aging piping and equipment in chemical plants and petroleum refineries have made CUI detection and assessment requirements increasingly important. Because the need to detect and assess CUI is critical in chemical process industries (CPI) facilities...
http://www.che.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/predictive_and_preventive_maintenance/Implementing-a-Corrosion-Under-Insulation-Program_11548.html
November 1, 2013
This company’s new Maintenance Pad is a rugged route-based condition-monitoring data collector and analyzer with IP 65 and MIL-STD-810G certification for operation virtually anywhere. Using wireless sensors and measurement modules makes...
http://www.che.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/predictive_and_preventive_maintenance/A-new-window-to-route-based-condition-analysis_11158.html
November 1, 2013
Enclosed in a sturdy aluminum case, VibGuard portable is ideal for vibration experts to conduct short-term analyses and diagnoses with a high-end measurement device. The combination of VibGuard and mobility enables users to optimally...
http://www.che.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/predictive_and_preventive_maintenance/Troubleshooting-out-of-the-box_11167.html
September 1, 2013
The wireless version of the ShaftAlign system is said to be the first wireless system in its segment on the market. The optional Bluetooth-based module makes measurement and...
http://www.che.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/predictive_and_preventive_maintenance/Avoid-tangled-cables-with-this-wireless-alignment-module_10925.html
January 1, 2013
Virtually every process-plant manager pursues the commendable goals of safely extending equipment life and maximizing both the availability and reliability of plant assets. Achieving these objectives usually requires upfront effort and money — both of which can be scarce resources. But even the realistic manager who knows that reliability comes at an ufront price may not want to authorize these...
http://www.che.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/predictive_and_preventive_maintenance/Use-Simplified-Lifecycle-Cost-Computations-to-Justify-Upgrades_10087.html
December 1, 2012
The newly launched sensALIGN is an intelligent sensor system for machinery alignment. By incorporating the patented intelligent-sensor technology from a partner into its own platform, this company offers...
http://www.che.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/predictive_and_preventive_maintenance/Accurate-machinery-alignment-in-rough-field-conditions_10004.html
October 1, 2012
This condition-monitoring specialist company has introduced a vibration data collection-and-analysis service for industrial plant operators that aims to minimize downtime and maximize productivity. Where no fixed...
http://www.che.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/predictive_and_preventive_maintenance/Let-this-company-collect-and-analyze-machinery-vibration-data_9793.html
October 1, 2012
In order to detect unexpected torsional and lateral vibrations in mechanical drive systems, computer simulation is crucial to determine the dynamic behavior of rotating machinery. This company offers a...
http://www.che.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/predictive_and_preventive_maintenance/Software-simulates-vibrations-to-keep-machinery-healthy_9799.html
October 1, 2012
With ATEX Zone 0 and Class I, Div. 1 ratings, the CSI 9420 Wireless Vibration Transmitter can now be installed directly in hazardous areas, such as chemical, petrochemical and offshore facilities, as...
http://www.che.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/predictive_and_preventive_maintenance/This-wireless-vibration-transmitter-now-has-ATEX-approval_9802.html
September 1, 2012
Pumps are among the most commonly used machines in the chemical process industries (CPI). Condition monitoring tests and predictive maintenance can help pump operators determine when to overhaul pumps in a way that minimizes costs. Despite pumps’ ubiquity and large energy demands, however, relatively little information is available on how to apply predictive maintenance approaches and condition...
http://www.che.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/predictive_and_preventive_maintenance/Condition-Monitoring-Methods-for-Pumps_9682.html
August 1, 2012
The new version of this company’s asset management software, AMS Suite: Machinery Health Manager 5.5, augments the analysis of predictive diagnosis from mechanical assets by delivering advanced plot...
http://www.che.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/predictive_and_preventive_maintenance/Increase-predictability-with-this-new-asset-management-softtware_9560.html
March 23, 2012
Lloyd’s Register (London, U.K.; www.lr.org) says it has designed industry’s first reliability-based mechanical integrity (RBMI) software designed to address the maintenance needs of rotating and instrumentation equipment. The new modules integrate with the components of Capstone RBMI, allowing companies to combine the maintenance schedules for these types of assets into one program, driving...
http://www.che.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/predictive_and_preventive_maintenance/Lloyds-Register-New-software-for-monitoring-rotating-and-instrumentation-equipment_9134.html
March 1, 2012
This company now offers an intrinsically safe Bluetooth module for wireless transmission of measured data from its laser shaft-alignment systems. Now it is possible to work wirelessly in explosive...
http://www.che.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/predictive_and_preventive_maintenance/Intrinsically-safe-wireless-module-for-alignment-data-transmission_9067.html
November 1, 2011
For decades, plant-wide oil-mist systems have been used to lubricate rolling-element bearings in high-speed applications throughout the petrochemicals, textiles, pharmaceuticals, mining and other chemical process industries (CPI). Applications range from small motors to large rotating cylinders and a variety of fluid movers. Plant-wide oil-mist systems provide a centralized way to supply lubricating oil to...
http://www.che.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/predictive_and_preventive_maintenance/Selecting-Oil-Mist-Systems_8615.html
November 1, 2011
The benefits of field-device diagnostics are often acclaimed in qualitative terms, but on a much lower frequency in quantitative ones. Yet, an attractive cost-benefit analysis is necessary for almost any initiative to make it off the drawing board and into a plant. Even more rare are economic figures that come directly from the process plant engineers (as opposed to a vendor with vested interest in selling...
http://www.che.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/predictive_and_preventive_maintenance/Control-Valve-Diagnostics_8620.html
September 1, 2011
The Levalign Expert systems consists of a self-leveling, motorized, rotating laser and a sensor. Both interface wirelessly with a dedicated geometric measurement computer...
http://www.che.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/predictive_and_preventive_maintenance/A-self-leveling-rotating-laser-for-alignment-measurements_8454.html
August 1, 2011
The scalable Pump Health Monitoring system can detect several conditions, including cavitation, excessive temperature, vibration, process leakage, seal pot level and differential...
http://www.che.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/predictive_and_preventive_maintenance/A-system-to-prevent-downtime-from-unexpected-pump-failure_8314.html
August 1, 2011
The new Condition Monitoring System (CMS) has been introduced to continuously monitors the operating condition of vacuum pumps and vacuum gages. In special applications, data transfer can be affected by fiber optics in order to bridge...
http://www.che.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/predictive_and_preventive_maintenance/A-system-to-monitor-vacuum-pumps-and-gauges-continuously_8330.html
July 1, 2011
A new icon-based interface is now available for this company’s 475 Field Communicator (photo) that simplifies the work of field maintenance technicians...
http://www.che.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/predictive_and_preventive_maintenance/Icon-based-interface-improves-user-efficiency_8199.html
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