C like Condition Monitoring
What is condition monitoring?
Condition monitoring (CM) is a process in which the condition of machines, plants or systems is monitored and analysed. Continuously monitored to recognise signs of wear, faults or other unusual conditions at an early stage. The main objective of condition monitoring is to Predicting failures and Preventive maintenance measures before serious problems occur.
Advantages of condition monitoring
Condition monitoring offers a wide range of benefits for companies operating industrial machinery and equipment. Here are some of the most important benefits of condition monitoring:
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Key aspects of condition monitoring
By implementing condition monitoring systems, companies can operate their machines more efficiently, extend asset life, minimise unplanned downtime and reduce maintenance costs.
Sensors and data acquisition
Sensors such as vibration sensors, temperature sensors, pressure sensors and others continuously collect data on various parameters of the machine.
The collected data is analysed to identify patterns, deviations or anomalies. Advanced data analysis techniques, including artificial intelligence and machine learning, are often used to identify complex patterns and make predictions about the state of the machine.
Alarms and notifications
When a deviation from normal operating parameters is detected, warnings or notifications are automatically sent to maintenance staff or the management system.
Based on the analysed data, the condition of the machine is assessed. This assessment can range from "normal" to "critical" and helps determine the need for action.
The information gathered is used to make informed decisions about maintenance actions. This may mean that planned maintenance is brought forward to prevent possible breakdowns.