Compass 6000 Condition Monitoring Software

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Compass 6000™ is our flagship condition monitoring and diagnostic system for automatic trending of the health of rotating machinery. It is a modular software system that acquires vibration and process data via either Brüel & Kjær Vibro's own rack-based VIBROCONTROL 6000® or any other supplier's machine protection system using the Condition Monitoring Interface VI-6080. Compass’s monitoring information can be easily exported to a number of different systems.

Compass 6000™ has been successfully providing integrated, plant-wide monitoring capability to a number of industries and a wide range of machines worldwide since 1993. Its innovative scalability enables it to be easily used in a number of applications, from single machines to a series of interconnected production plants with hundreds of machines. Compass 6000™ has been designed to optimize performance, uptime and reliability of our customers' machines by providing early fault detection for improved maintenance planning.

Of course, we have an extensive service and after-sales portfolio including training and long-term service contracts to ensure the system is always up to date and provides the best possible support for our customers' monitoring and diagnostic requirements.

Plots play an important role in visualizing the status of your machine and analyzing developing faults. All on-line vibration and process measurements can be viewed in various plots, and include cursors. Graphic zoom functionality lets you look more closely at the data.

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Examples of Compass 6000™ powerful plotting functionality. Left to right: Waterfall
spectrum plot, orbit plot, multi-trend plot

Adaptive monitoring strategy is used in the Compass 6000™ to gain maximum sensitivity to small changes, without generating false alarms.

This technique is used in predictive monitoring to automatically adapt the reference and alarm levels to any given machine condition for reproducible results.

A set of machine states is defined in a monitoring system using speed, relay, binary inputs and any other
single values as defining inputs. As measurements are made and monitored, Compass 6000™ automatically recognises a change in a machine’s operating regime. The measurements are then automatically compared to the specific alarm limits for that particular machine state, and stored in the database for the same machine state.

Plot showing various machine states
Adaptive monitoring strategy

ADVISOR™ is a Compass 6000™ or COMPASS Classic database scanning and data reduction software tool. It scans the changes in the Compass measurements and focuses on the problem area by leaving out irrelevant data.

ADVISOR™ use and customisation: Its simple operation and password protection capabilities make it a tool that can be used by anyone. It can be used to communicate actions to be performed when faults are diagnosed, while allowing all conclusions to be fully reviewed by the user.

It also allows to make diagnoses on historical data, and to document specific machine histories. You can easily add your own experience into the system by defining new rules or by editing the supplied rules to meet your requirements. A neural network makes it possible to make rule changes without any software changes.

ADVISOR™ is an integrated tool helping the user to focus on the diagnosis of the relevant machine faults.