Condition monitoring sensors collect machine health data. Health data is analyzed to determine if changes in the performance or condition of a machine are occurring while it is in operation. Techniques include the presence of water, viscosity test, dielectric strength test, microbial analysis, ultraviolet spectroscopy, and sediment test. Additional techniques are Ferrography and total acid number, and total base number.
The benefits of condition monitoring are lowering maintenance costs, maximizing production output, increasing the lifespan of machinery, prioritizing maintenance tasks, and accurate KPI’s and analysis. Tips on monitoring sensors know what you want to measure, establishing a starting point, periodic verification, and set alarms.
To conclude, talk to a monitoring sensor specialist soon and determine how these techniques can help organize, update and maintain your essential health data information. The benefits of collecting machine health data are so worth it.