Voices: Making it Work

Refinery Benefits From Better Machine Monitoring

Compact sensor provides an economical way to retrieve condition data continuously

By Adarsh Iyengar, ITT PRO Services
Oct 9, 2018

A European refinery of a major multinational oil and gas company has 700–800 pumps that must be maintained in top working condition. The refinery was using a maintenance program based on “measuring vibration using micro-log data collectors and aptitude analyst software,” according to its key reliability engineer. However, this was proving to be expensive because the data loggers usually were just collecting data. “You can do detailed analysis with the data loggers but, most of the time, we were only doing condition monitoring, just checking the basic range and seeing how it’s trending,” the engineer notes.

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