Compressor, turbine and pump performance degrades over time due to irreversible mechanical wear and recoverable loss due to fouling and changes in operating conditions. A typical plant may lose up to 10% efficiency over several years of operation, most of which could be recovered through maintenance activities and process fine tuning. If only operators and maintenance staff had access to the necessary data this could be prevented. These losses represent significant amounts of money, and often go unnoticed in plants today. Performance parameters are monitored extensively in a wide range of machines in the petrochemical, oil & gas and power industries to maximise efficiency and productivity and to detect and diagnose specific heat and flow related machine faults.
Our COMPASS System is the integrated solution that adds enhanced predictive capabilities to your existing safety and condition monitoring system.
Brüel & Kjær Vibro has a special Performance Monitoring service available, that in combination with our COMPASS system, offers you the ability to go beyond operation and control into the profitable realm of predictive Maintenance and improved asset management.
This service includes complete specification, documentation, implementation and testing of the performance monitoring portion of the system for performance monitoring a number of different machines. Effective performance monitoring increases diagnosis reliability when combined with other monitoring techniques, and allows machines to be operated efficiently.
No additional sensors or cabling for process data is required, as data is imported from existing acquisition systems.
Some of the most important advantages of our Performance Monitoring systems are:
This service can be used for system extension, maintenance or optimisation of the following:
In combination with our Remote Connection possibilities, you have one of the most powerful tools to your disposal. We can assist our customers whenever and wherever it is needed.