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Machinery protection system

Integrating a machinery protection platform into your plantwide ecosystem

Thirty years ago, the phrase “islands of automation” was commonplace. It described instrument and control systems that exhibited very poor connectivity and were thus “islands unto themselves.” What little connectivity existed might consist only of analog 4-20mA outputs or discrete signals from relays. Although the phrase may not be as common these days, the ability to properly connect systems to one another remains a concern.

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Uniquely Flexible Hydro Monitoring Solutions

The debate over centralized versus distributed instrumentation architectures has been ongoing for more than 40 years, predating many of those reading this. Nor will it end any time soon. This is unfortunate because it is needless.

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Turbine Supervisory Instrumentation – a forgotten art?

Large steam turbines employ a suite of supplementary measurements not found on other types of rotating machines.

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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.

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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).

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Bridging the gap between machinery protection and condition monitoring

A machinery protection system and a condition monitoring system fundamentally fulfill different goals.

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VM600Mk2 “one module does it all” concept explained

Like the VM600, the new VM600Mk2 system is designed as a centralised 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.

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General API 670 requirements for machinery protection systems

The American Petroleum Institute’s standard for machinery protection systems (API Standard 670) is a widely recognised industry standard, used actively by regulators and operators around the globe.

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