Asset Condition Monitoring is a monitoring tool that allows for Condition Based Monitoring (CBM). With CBM you monitor the condition of a component in order to be able to intervene in time before failure occurs. The principle uses a disturbance-predictive quantity measurement, which predicts when a component starts to wear out.

This can be fe.:

  • Vibration
  • Temperature
  • Amperage
  • Wall thickness
  • Sound

Condition Based Monitoring is cost saving because maintenance is only planned when it is really necessary and thus the components can utilize their maximum lifespan. In addition, it increases reliability by detecting failure modes that occur earlier than expected. Downtime is avoided in this way, resulting in higher profitability for your company.

CBM vs periodic maintenance

No less than 89% of the failure modes occur randomly. In such cases it is therefore impossible to find a meaningful replacement interval for the components.

Representation of the share of age dependent and random failure

To obtain high reliability it is necessary to inspect on a regular basis. This requires specialist manpower, which is becoming increasingly expensive. This of course depends on the technique used and the circumstances. Continuous monitoring with permanently installed sensors enables a maintenance service to identify emerging problems and intervene in good time.

Simulation of costs with failure-dependent maintenance
Simulation of costs with preventive maintenance
Simulation of costs with condition monitoring

Applied techniques

  • Visual inspection
  • Instrumental measurements
    • Oil analysis
    • Thermography
    • Ultrasonic research
    • Motor Current Analysis
    • Vibration measurement and analysis
  • Performance monitoring
    • Pumps running time
    • Warm-up time
    • Amperage
    • Achieved workload