Blog - Condition monitoring

Here you will find our latest articles written by our experts on new developments, experiences and case studies.

Managing below the alert level

Supplementing your hardware alarms with the right software alarms is a vital part of a condition monitoring approach that “manages by exception”.

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VM600Mk2 – No Customer Left Behind

When we introduced the VM600 platform 21 years ago, we “broke the mold” by moving away from application-specific modules. The industry paradigm at that time was generally one module for accelerometers, another for velocity sensors, another for proximity sensors, another for thrust, still another for case expansion, yet another for speed, etc. There were even […]

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Machinery protection systems (MPSs) and SIL safety levels – The API 670 perspective

Operational safety within the process industries has always been a priority. As the process sector moved into the computer age, new issues arose as manufacturing plants converted to computer-based control systems (replacing their aging electrical, pneumatic, and electronic controls). Accordingly, the process sector developed a variety of tools to address these problems, but safety performance […]

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Bridging the gap between machinery protection and condition monitoring

Different goals, similar instrumentation A machinery protection system and a condition monitoring system fundamentally fulfill different goals. According to the American Petroleum Institute’s standard for machinery protection systems, API Standard 670, 5th edition (Annex N Condition Monitoring): The goal of a machinery protection system (MPS) is injury prevention, the avoidance of damage to a machine […]

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VM600Mk2 “one module does it all” concept explained

Like the VM600, the new VM600Mk2 system is designed as a centralized system, with a well-thought-out modular structure allowing smart function combinations that enable complex systems to be built from a minimum number of modules. From system configuration to retrofit, the VM600Mk2 "one module does it all" concept focuses on reducing the total cost of […]

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Five things to consider when selecting configuration software for a machinery protection system

A machinery protection system (MPS) is a crucial safety element designed to prevent accidents in industrial plants. The purpose of an MPS is to protect critical rotating machinery from catastrophic accidents and operational issues, thereby increasing uptime while reducing maintenance and repair costs. An MPS consists of two main components: the machinery monitoring system hardware […]

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Case Study – Is your existing VibroSight® condition monitoring solution up to date?

Many VibroSight® Condition Monitoring Systems have been deployed over the last (10x) years. Because VibroSight is an evolving product, new features and improvements are continuously added to the software.

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