Thermal power generation, steel, mining, cement, pulp and paper, maritime and other industries – our monitoring solutions for rotating machinery are in use in many applications around the world.
- Flexible solutions. Do you have special requirements for your monitoring solution? Our experts will tailor our flexible systems to meet your needs.
- Broad spectrum of application expertise. Depending on the plant and particular use, identical systems can actually have different monitoring requirements due to, for example, capacity requirements, the condition of the machinery or the quality of the raw materials. We incorporate this industry-specific experience when configuring the monitoring solution to the customer’s needs.
- Reliability in any environment. Whether in highly demanding environments in conventional power plants, high-temperature applications in the steel industry or in aggressive environments in other industries – our monitoring solutions will ensure maximum uptime for your machinery.
We have extensive experience monitoring nuclear power stations, coal-fed steam turbines, gas turbine generators and combined cycle plants, for both the critical machines and the balance-of-plant. Many of the plants include protective, condition and performance monitoring.
The machines monitored in this industry typically use rolling–element bearings and turn at slow speeds. These include crushers, stackers/reclaimers, vibrating screens, conveyors, vibrating feeders, magnetic separators, slurry and vacuum pumps, classifiers, agitators and compressors.
The primary machines monitored in this industry include crushers, mills, separators, roller presses, separators, conveyors, feeders, air compressors and fans. Many of these machines use rolling-element bearings and are powered by electric motors with gearboxes.
We are currently monitoring a wide range of merchant and military ships that are powered by diesel engines, gas turbines and nuclear reactors.
Numerous rolls and felts on the paper machine are typically monitored in this industry. Monitoring is done to determine the condition of the rolling-element bearings of the rolls, roll alignment, roll balance, felt quality, roll surface quality, and the condition of the electric motors and gearboxes. The quality of the paper is indirectly determined by monitoring the rolls.
The cold rolling mill portion of the plant is the most extensively monitored, but one of the most challenging because of the environmental conditions. The working rolls are monitored to not only detect bearing defects, but also to determine the quality of the steel being produced.