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This image gallery illustrates how workers can use infrared inspection to determine thermal patterns of electrical systems.
The best overall machinery monitoring program is one that utilizes multiple, integrated monitoring technologies.
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Improving plant production with wireless condition monitoring
Author: Jim Ralston
Mechanical failures of motors, drives and other vital electromechanical equipment are among the most common reasons for production stoppages. Fortunately, recent advancements in vibration monitoring and data analysis have lead to condition monitoring systems that can accurately detect a problem before failure, thus reducing costly machine shutdowns and maximizing production output. These systems are installed on the monitored equipment and are typically networked back to a central computer for data analysis and alarm annunciation. Because the machines may be in remote locations where network infrastructure is not available, or on moving platforms where hardwired network connectivity is not practical, wireless communications are a networking alternative that offer installation cost savings, quicker deployment and improved reliability in certain situations.
Understanding your choices in flowmeter calibration
When it comes to accurately measuring the flow of liquid or gas, your flowmeter is only as accurate as the equipment it is calibrated on. And in the age of ISO 9001, ISO/IEC 17025, ANSI Z540 and other strict quality standards, this fact is becoming increasingly important.
Test and measurement applications depend on repeatable flow measurements, which provide performance criteria of the instrument being tested.
These devices often play a critical role on aircraft, placing greater demand on accurate flow test measurement for fuel consumption or hydraulic actuator controls.
Industrial operations live and die by the repeatability of process conditions. It is not enough for an individual flow-metering instrument to perform in a consistent manner, day in and day out; measurements must also be replicated. Multiple devices running on the same process in different physical locations must perform the same under identical conditions. This is only achieved through repeatable calibration equipment traceability to government metrology laboratories such as NIST.
For industrial operations, inaccurate flowmeter calibrations can have a serious impact on plant performance, ultimately resulting in poor yields or compromised quality. Therefore, periodic flowmeter calibration must be part of the user's quality process.
The Path to Asset Performance & Reliability
This white paper addresses the journey to achieve asset performance and reliability excellence. This begins with establishing sound fundamentals in terms of business practices, organization effectiveness and well deployed informational tools to support them. From this foundation, proactive steps can be taken to drive performance and reliability to new heights. Engaging in collaborative tactics unleashes the full creativity of the organization leading to continuous improvement.
Coriolis meters improve the efficiency of hydrogen production process
Author: Micro Motion
The need for deeper hydrotreating and for the processing of heavier and higher sulfur crude slates is driving the demand for reliable hydrogen and steam availability. This white paper explains how coriolois meters improve the efficiency of the hydrogen production process.
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