Condition Monitoring
New Measuring Device Supports Predictive Maintenance in Construction
Predictive maintenance is essential to maintaining the value and the long-term, reliable function of expensive machinery and systems. This can be easier said than done. Systems, equipment...
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Perform a Cat Fines Test for Sail or no Sail Indication
Cat fines can still remain undetected in heavy fuel oil (HFO) and consequently enter the marine engine system, even when the ignition and combustion characteristics of fuel have been tested and proven...
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IoT Solutions for Reliability Engineers
If you are a reliability engineer you are responsible for guiding efforts to ensure reliability and maintain equipment, processes, utilities, facilities, controls and safety /security systems. You are...
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Good Vibrations? Not in the Automotive Industry
Vibrations might be inherent for industrial machinery, but in an automotive production plant, this could mean faulty products coming down the assembly line, leading to costly rework translating...
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How to Perform a Ferrous Wear Test for Oil Samples
Do you need to detect ferrous wear particles in machinery? Are you working remotely, onboard a vessel, or onsite in a less than ideal environment? Ferrous wear meters allow users to measure ferrous...
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How Condition Monitoring Can Transform the Food and Beverage Industry
Our sense of taste is changing. We’re becoming more health-conscious of the foods and beverages we consume to living a better life. No more perplexing and hard-to-pronounce food labels. Rather,...
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Deploying a World-Class Maintenance Strategy Enables OEM Competitive Gain
Manufacturing and operations professionals are focused on how to deploy maintenance strategies that will provide advantages to their operations on a global scale. Advanced digital and...
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How to Perform a Cold Corrosion Test for Cylinder Oil
The oil used to lubricate the cylinders of large 2-stroke marine diesel engines has to contend with high temperatures and acidic products formed during the combustion of sulphur-rich bunker...
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Dust is More Damaging Than You Think
Equipment in the field, including mining and construction, is subject to any number of conditions, from pouring rain to damaging winds, but dust is one factor that could be more damaging than...
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Continuous Remote Monitoring Helps Car Washes Run More Effectively
The U.S. Census Bureau estimates there are more than 100,000 car wash facilities throughout the country with Americans spending $5.8 billion annually to have their vehicles cleaned and detailed....
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Condition Monitoring for Today’s Metal Fab Industry
As today’s metal forming plants become more complex, detecting and identifying issues with all of the moving parts is becoming increasingly important, though time-consuming. Traditional manual data...
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Fuel Monitoring Matters
Whether you choose distillates, liquefied natural gas (LNG) or scrubbers to meet the new International Maritime Organization (IMO) fuel regulations in 2020, it will be even more critical to regularly...
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How to Prevent Damage in Marine Fuel Systems From Cat Fines
Container ships and other large marine vessels face a challenge in complying with regulations of marine air pollution, meeting shipping deadlines and waiting for laboratory analysis results of fuel...
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Compressed Air Networks Are Under Pressure to be Connected
Representing up to 40% of the electricity consumed by a company, compressed air is a fluid with many challenges. Poor management of this fluid and/or the design of its distribution network results...
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Prepare for the Upcoming Change to the Permissible Sulphur Content of Marine Fuels
​The maritime industry is currently going through significant changes due to the introduction of tighter emission regulations. A stronger awareness in preserving the environment has pushed...
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Meeting New Sulphur Limits for Marine Fuel Oil
The ability to spot check the Sulphur content of fuel oil onboard a ship will help shipowners and operators ensure compliance with the latest IMO (MARPOL) regulations. From January 2020 the...
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Cloud-based Solutions for Monitoring Machine Performance
In the vast universe of manufacturing, machine performance is often the difference between a delay and on-time delivery; downtime and productivity; profit and loss. Ensuring peak performance out...
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The Importance of Condition Monitoring to Your Business
Condition monitoring has a key role to play in every maintenance programme and can be a valuable tool for optimising safety standards, maximising operational efficiency, and enhancing profitability....
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Results-Driven Approach to Improve Productivity and Quality in Injection Molding
Lighter, versatile, non-corroding and cost-effective. These are some of the advantages as to why manufacturers are increasingly replacing metals with plastics for product development....
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Prevent Failures by Monitoring Your Compressed Air System
Compressed air is one of the most critical and expensive utilities in any manufacturing facility. That said, maintenance and monitoring of this crucial system are largely ignored. When it is given...
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