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Meggitt introduces next generation distributed monitoring system

Fribourg, Switzerland –– Meggitt, specialists in advanced condition monitoring, has launched the new VibroSmart® distributed monitoring system for turbines, critical machinery and balance-of-plant equipment.

Highly flexible, VibroSmart can be a standalone safety assurance system for vibration-based machinery protection or provide advanced diagnostic tools to inform and support asset management decisions. VibroSmart seamlessly integrates with most plant control systems, such as a PLC or DCS. When combined with VibroSight® condition monitoring software, it enables detailed insights into machinery health.

Unlike traditional rack-based systems, which centralize monitoring in a safe area, VibroSmart is designed and certified to work in harsh industrial environments characterized by explosive atmospheres, high temperatures and high mechanical stress. ATEX Zone 2 (CSA Class I Division 2) certified VibroSmart modules can be skid-mounted directly on the equipment to be monitored, requiring only a few meters of low noise cable from Meggitt’s ATEX-certified proximity probes, accelerometers, and dynamic pressure sensors.

According to Stuart Parker, Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing, distributed monitoring with VibroSmart presents a significant cost savings for Meggitt’s customers who require the highest level of safety assurance. “Our Ethernet-enabled system costs up to 30% less to install and is priced by the channel, so more assets can be monitored for less capital investment, with no compromise on performance.”

Each two-channel module can operate independently for continuous, online monitoring of smaller critical assets and dispersed balance-of-plant equipment requiring low-channel counts. Multiple modules can be combined to achieve API-standard machinery monitoring functions for turbomachinery and large critical assets. The VibroSight server can communicate with multiple VibroSmart networks.

For more information, visit the product information page on our website or email energy@ch.meggitt.com.

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For further information contact:

Meggitt
Bryony Sykes, Marketing Communications
+41 26 407 18 04, bryony.sykes@ch.meggitt.com

Meggitt Sensing Systems, a division of Meggitt PLC, is one of the world’s leading providers of high performance sensing and condition-monitoring solutions for high value rotating machinery and other assets. It has operated since 1927 through its antecedents —ECET, Endevco, Ferroperm Piezoceramics, Lodge Ignition, Sensorex, Vibro-Meter and Wilcoxon Research.www.meggittsensingsystems.com

Meggitt PLC Headquartered in the United Kingdom, Meggitt PLC is an international group operating in North America, Europe and Asia. Known for its specialised extreme environment engineering, Meggitt is a world leader in aerospace, defence and energy. Meggitt employs nearly 11,000 people at more than 60 manufacturing facilities and regional offices worldwide.