Posts Tagged ‘maintenance’

Predictive Maintenance for Process Control

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016 von admin

Manufacturing, utilities, and oil & gas companies have been gathering troves of raw data since well before the Internet of Things was a thing. For decades, machines like pumps have collected big analog data about voltage, motion, sound, acceleration, vibration, and more at the farthest reaches of the network. But industries have never had the compute power and technology to process that data and turn it into real-time, data-driven decisions at the “edge” (on premise, away from the data center and closer to the “things”) —until now.

An example of predictive and preventative maintenance solutions that can be delivered in the real world using NI’s PXI and sensors on a Flowserve industrial pump can be found here.

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Sulzer Global Maintenance Network now Open to Franz Wölfer Customers

Monday, February 9th, 2015 von admin

wölferSulzer operates one of the most comprehensive maintenance, repair and technical support services for large capacity motors and generators worldwide, providing everything from testing to complete re-builds. Owners and operators of three-phase asynchronous motors manufactured by Franz Wölfer Elektromaschinenfabrik can now call Sulzer from anywhere in the world to assist with the repair and maintenance of their motors, safe in the knowledge that the service is fully supported by the manufacturer.

President of Rotating Equipment Services at Sulzer, Peter Alexander, ‘‘We have worked hard to establish a network of service centers at strategic locations around the globe where we can service any large motor or generator. These specialist manufacturing, engineering and test facilities are supported by highly trained installation and commissioning teams that can provide service onsite anywhere around the globe, including during active service out at sea. This agreement with Wölfer is a great opportunity to benefit all their customers.”

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Is your electric motor trying to tell you something?

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014 von admin

PR2351_50604Plant and maintenance engineers often seem to have an intuitive nose for trouble, so are able to predict pending problems with machinery and take pre-emptive action to prevent them. It is not the result of magical powers, rather of long experience with plant and machinery. Bill Bertram of motor maker Marathon Electric explains how different motor sounds can be interpretedÖ: “If you walk around a piece of plant that is running, you will hear it making a noise. If you listen carefully you will be able to pick out individual elements within the overall sound. For instance, you may be able to hear a fan whirring, a pump thumping and a conveyor rumbling.”

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Wilden: Complete Line of TPE Diaphragms

Friday, November 8th, 2013 von admin

The new EZ-Install TPE Diaphragms have been designed so that the operator in the field does not need to invert the diaphragm during the installation process. This improvement will reduce the installation time, lower maintenance costs and improve uptime. A short video of the EZ-Install Diaphragms can be viewed here:

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EagleBurgmann opens GasketXpress Production Center

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012 von admin

To ensure a high level of system availability and deliveries of standard and special gaskets at short notice, EagleBurgmann has opened the first GasketXpress Production Center in Wolfratshausen. The production spectrum covers metal gaskets such as spiral-wound gaskets, serrated gaskets and ring type joints, as well as tailored fabric seals in all common ASME and EN standard sizes and special seals according to customer specifications or drawings in diameters up to 4 m.

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Maintenance access opening in screw pump

Monday, May 14th, 2012 von admin

Many pump users consider the serious challenge to achieve after exchange exact adjustments of the clearances between the feed screws or the mechanical seals because of frequent lack of space in their plants.  To overcome these problems all Hyghspin twin screw pumps will be equipped with immediate effect and as a standard with the new patented maintenance access opening in the gear casing.

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