Food industry: Monitoring a fan imbalance

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Condition monitoring technology has been used in the industry for a long time to improve maintenance and production, by reducing unplanned shutdowns. One of the parameters followed in current programs is vibration according to its direct relevance to the condition of rotating machinery. The Wi-care wireless system allows your vibration data to be analyzed at distance and at any time. Beyond the measurement system, the use of remoteanalysis allows the establishment of a strong condition based maintenance partnership. The availability of an expert in vibration diagnosis without additional travel costs efficiently reduces the predictive maintenance budget. Decreasing very expensive diagnostic expertise allows the redistribution of budget within the condition based program on a broader set of machines. We generally consider that 1/3 of the final invoice is made up of travel expenses. Using the Wi-care wireless system coupled with the I-CARE condition monitoring remote diagnosis team, offers a chance to cut these travel costs. At a time when many maintenance budgets are being decreased, via the use of Wi-care, we allow expenses to be redirected to where they are most justified.

 The following case study represents a typical remote analysis application of a fan in the food industry. The monitoring was performed in a very effective way for the customer and analyst in order to detect and protect the fan from an excessive imbalance.

Petrochemistry: Monitoring the magnetic clutch of a boiler fan

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Any wireless network vibration system must take into account its own safety. Although temperature and vibration data of are generally not considered sensitive, it is not acceptable to allow this information to be accessed by anyone. The fear of loss or data piracy when we use a wireless system is always present in our minds. Based on a 128 bit AES encryption and the IEEE 802.15.4 communication protocol, the I-care wireless sensor system offers the most recognized security standards with incredible levels of quality vibration data. We must also consider that the Wi-care Wireless Vibration system is completely independent and does not interact in any way with other wired or wireless systems

The following case study represents a typical remote analysis application of a boiler fan. 

Monitoring of typical pumps and aerator in a water treatment plant

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 The wireless vibration network of Wi-care system consists of the communication between three components; the transmitter, the range extender and the receiver. The transmitter is fixed on the machine and transmits the vibration and the temperature data at the measurement point. The second element of the Wi-care wireless network is the range extender, its function is to transmit vibration and temperature data over long distances to the receiver. The third part of the communication path is the receiver/gateway which automatically and continuously organizes the network. The web platform allows you to access all data including vibration spectrum, analysis and recommendations reports, you can also manage data collection parameters like periodic time interval, on demand acquisition, alarm/alert level acquisition or even the spectrum parameters without physical interaction

The following case study describes a remote analysis of 3 typical equipment inside a water treatment process. Wi-care wireless network is monitoring over distances temperature and spectral vibration of an aerator, an underground centrifugal pump and a vertical effluent pump

Vibration surveillance: Oil rig – Power generator

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The Wi-care™ system is the latest wireless condition monitoring system from I-Care. The system has been designed to detect measure and analyze the root causes of excessive levels of vibration and temperature. The Wi-care system is a cost-effective tool used to report any vibration or temperature deviation in a short time. I-CARE team of engineers using the data from Wi-care is able to give you a condition monitoring remote diagnosis at any time 24 hours a day/7 days a week. Exceeding an alarm level automatically induces the collection of the vibration spectrum and the recording of temperature data. The analyst can then easily make an appropriate remote diagnosis. Go for wireless, save money, save installation costs and time!

 The following case study describes and explains a typical remote analysis application of an internal bearing friction detection/trending. Case study is done on a power generator dedicated to oil rigs.

Detecting sudden bearing failure occuring in 8 hours

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Nowadays each person linked one way or another to maintenance has to be confronted to contradicting objectives:

1. Decrease maintenance costs

   2. Increase equipment availability

In order to meet this challenge, an efficient work schedule is required. Only predictive maintenance allows avoiding unnecessary interventions and their related costs. This schedule requires detecting emerging defects, and therefore more advanced technologies are needed. In order to schedule maintenance actions, an equipment monitoring schedule should be set up. Thanks to actual technical developments like Wi-care wireless vibration and temperature system, bearing defects on classic equipment can be detected with certainty until 6 months before it reaches a risk level of shutdown.

The following case study describes and explains a real case of remote bearing fault detection. The continuous surveillance was set up in a very effective way for the customer and analyst allowing us to detect in time this sudden high bearing faulanalyst 

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