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Monitoring variable load on hydro units

Detrimental effects of partial loading and multiple starts and stops on cascade hydropower stations A Slovenian power company was faced with the challenge of converting eight cascade hydropower stations from baseload to peaking for improved operational economy. This conversion became a maintenance issue as the hydro units were often operating at partial load, sometimes within […]

VC-8000 finds a home on new platforms in the North Sea

Every day, in the North Sea, the Forties platform exports 36,000 barrels of condensate and other liquids from 85 fields, supplying up 30% of the United Kingdom’s oil production. Brüel & Kjær Vibro products have already been installed on 16 offshore platforms in this area since 1995, as well as many other platforms world-wide. Now, […]

Monitoring unusual faults on an LNG air compressor and propane compressor

Run Like Clockwork Brüel & Kjær Vibro has been actively involved with the LNG industry since 1998 for a number of LNG plants. During this time, we have been successfully monitoring hundreds of machines in all the major LNG production and delivery processes and have seen all kinds of machine faults. Two condition monitoring case […]

Is it Real? How to Validate Alarms with CMS

Imagine you’re sitting in your control room and suddenly your machine protection alert alarm comes on or trips – again. You send your technician down to the basement to check it, but what is the first thing that comes to your mind? Is it real this time? Or is it just an instrumentation error? Maybe […]

Hydrocarbon Engineering – Beyond Double-Checking

You may not think about this in your day-to-day routine. However, did you know that those innocent-looking low-density polyethylene (LDPE) bags you get in your grocery store are actually created under some of the most extremely harsh operating conditions found in a petrochemical process? For instance, there is a lot of pressure. 2000 bar pressure […]

Reliability Radio Podcast – B&K Vibro Cybersecurity Interview with Jonathan Fox

Cybersecurity is more important than it has ever been. Many advancements in technology push companies to reconsider their cybersecurity strategy. In this day and age, it’s critical for asset managers to source components that are proven to be cyber-secure and to work closely with their IT groups to ensure all systems are up to the […]

Vibroport 80 analyses to optimise milling spindles

Problem To save costs respectively increase the production volume of molds, the manufacturing time needed to be reduced. This could be achieved for example by milling at a higher speed as well as by increasing the feed motion of all milling machine axes in the x-y-z directions. Accordingly, the unbalance force (due to the higher […]

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