A continuous flow of water is a prerequisite for any manufacturing equipment in the industry. A constant water supply ensures proper functioning of equipment like boiler feedwater, cooling towers. It is also used as a safety tool. Any obstruction to the water flow can prove to be fatal for equipment’s health. Efficient and cost-effective water monitoring system is required to ensure optimum health for the manufacturing equipment. Here are a few suggestions that can help to build an efficient water monitoring system:
Connected Reliability: An end-to-end connectivity of water and wastewater facilities makes an effective roadmap for maintenance of industrial equipment. Most maintenance teams rely on maintenance strategies with fixed routes and remote monitoring for end-to-end connection. The tools and sensors like power monitors,
, etc. with condition monitoring software provide vital information about equipment’s health. These strategies make way for vast data collections. The analysis of this data helps to mitigate any future mishap by using predictive analysis measures.
Vibration Monitoring: Vibration monitoring constitutes one of the critical parameters in identifying equipment failures at the earliest. Vibration screening with sensors can detect any abnormalities in the equipment that may result in equipment failure. These are the primary faults that are detected by vibration monitoring:
Misalignment: Misalignment can cause damage in the equipment. It can be caused by improper shaft installation, improperly installed bearings, unbalanced loads, poorly coupled machines, coupling damage, etc.
Imbalance: Imbalance can have an adverse effect on the performance of machinery. If the foundation or motor’s feet are uneven, it can cause excess vibration. Imbalance can be caused by eroded impeller blades, improper bearing installation, bent shaft, etc.
Looseness: Looseness in the shaft or foundation can cause vibrations. It can cause baseplate problems, loose bolts or a crack in the frame. The causes of looseness are manufacturing defects, improperly torque fasteners, improper installations, etc.
Sensors provide vibration thresholds via software so that the overall performance of equipment is at its maximum. Sensors activate alarms before any critical severity.