Online Condition Monitoring
The global pandemic we have found ourselves in and the digitalization in the past decade have significantly increased interest in online tools. We see this not only in our daily life but also in almost every field, ranging from production to maintenance activities. The importance of accessing facilities anytime, anywhere was doubly understood in the pandemic, and is something that online condition monitoring systems provide serious opportunities for.
One of the most important factors that contribute to the competitiveness of production facilities today is being able to make sense of the data they collect and take action as a result. Another important issue is reducing unplanned downtime and maximizing plant availability. Unplanned downtime can cost businesses $ 260,000 per hour in the United States alone. In fact, these numbers can reach much higher levels in fields like cement, iron-steel, and automotive industries.
Condition monitoring identifies impending faults before they happen and takes necessary measures.
- Minimizes unplanned stops.
- Extends equipment life.
- Increases facility security.
- Contributes significantly to energy efficiency.
- Plans random maintenance activities.
- Reduces medium- and long-term maintenance costs.
Online condition monitoring systems are a good solution, particularly for facilities that expand over very large areas, that are difficult to access or restricted (such as flammable and explosive areas), or that monitor very critical equipment. Online condition monitoring systems offer a much wider perspective than traditional condition monitoring methods. With the online condition monitoring system, more data is collected with less personnel. Equipment malfunctions that may occur are determined much earlier, with more precision.
What are the Advantages of Online Condition Monitoring?
The primary advantage of online status monitoring is that it reduces costs significantly. Since it is an online tool, there is no need for on-site data collection, thus reducing personnel costs. In addition, the cost of heavy and unforeseen maintenance is much lower, and continuous monitoring and data collection maintenance processes become more reliable.
Comprehensive data collection 7/24
Significant reduction of dependency on staff
Immediate intervention chance thanks to the dense data flow, especially in critical equipment
Easy identification of intermittent process errors that affect equipment’s working quality and reduce its efficiency
What Artesis Offers in Online Condition Monitoring?
Thanks to its patented technology, Artesis offers smart monitoring solutions for the condition of electric motors, fans, pumps, compressors and conveyor systems. These solutions detect both mechanical (unbalance, axial misalignment, bearing, etc.) and electrical faults (winding looseness, short circuit, etc.). You can also monitor electrical parameters such as RMS voltage, RMS current, power factor, and harmonic distortion.
Why Artesis e-MCM?
The automated diagnostics feature of the e-MCM makes it very easy to use by maintenance personnel. Instead of dealing with raw signals and data, the E-MCM empowers the end user to use the data. The Artesis online condition monitoring system requires minimal personnel intervention for installation and start-up, and works wonders for both locally and remotely monitored equipment.