Wireless Vibration Transmitter Sends Direct Alerts
Emerson Process Management has expanded the capabilities of its CSI 9420 wireless vibration transmitter to deliver more detailed information for machinery analysis. In addition to sending operators' direct alerts on high vibration caused by faults like cavitation or bearing defects, the CSI 9420 can also use Emerson's Smart Wireless network to send high-resolution spectra to vibration experts for detailed diagnosis of machinery issues.
The CSI 9420's wireless capabilities are suited for equipment that is in remote or hard-to-reach locations, is inadequately monitored, and needs more visibility to operations and maintenance personnel. Uses include monitoring refinery pumps and protecting against health and safety risks from fugitive emissions. Other key uses include monitoring of cooling towers, compressors, and agitators in settling ponds as well as all types of motors, pumps and fans.
Vibration information delivered wirelessly by the CSI 9420 includes velocity and PeakVue stress wave values. Configuration, diagnostics and alerts from the CSI 9420 are available in Emerson's AMS Suite predictive maintenance software, while vibration data can be correlated with other process variables in the company's DeltaV and Ovation digital control systems, as well as other suppliers' data historians or control systems. The CSI 9420 has a user-configurable interface to report high resolution spectra and waveforms as well as vibration energy bands for enhanced trending and alarming.
In addition to the wireless vibration transmitter, Emerson offers wireless field instrumentation and plant operations technology, including Fisher position monitors, Rosemount transmitters, Rosemount Analytical and Machinery Health Management devices, and native wireless interfaces to AMS Suite predictive maintenance software, DeltaV or Ovation digital automation systems, and wireless SmartStart services.