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Case in point: Wind turbines rely on condition monitoring.
Lost production and unplanned outages cost millions.
Asset condition monitoring, as the name implies, is the process of continually monitoring a machine or piece of equipment with the intent to predict mechanical wear and / or a failure point. Key indicators of failing equipment are changing values in vibration, noise, and temperature measurements. Monitoring these variables are key indicators of the condition of the machine. By evaluating trends in the data, intelligent systems can provide health information about the equipment and asset in the early detection of possible faults or failures.
Implementation of asset condition monitoring are benefiting manufacturing plants and process industries such as chemical, petrochemical, pup & paper, power generation, wind turbines, and oil & gas. Not only can it save money from protecting against unplanned outages, but condition monitoring also improves productivity, quality, and profitability.
GE's Bently Nevada 3500 Monitoring System provides continuous, online monitoring suitable for machinery protection and asset condition monitoring applications. It represents our most capable and flexible system in a traditional rack-based design and offers numerous features and advantages not provided in other systems.