Proactive maintenance begins with online condition monitoring services
No more unplanned downtime
With equipment in continuous use, damage can happen at any time. While visual inspections are important to provide broad, contextualised operational insights, relying only on intermittent site visits puts you at risk of missing the early warning signs that could enable you to drastically reduce both downtime and expenses. Online condition monitoring is a continuous service that enables you to detect potential failures well in advance, giving you plenty of time to take preventative action and avoid actual failure.
Early detection, swift action
Wear. Misalignment. Excessive vibrations. All these symptoms warn you that damage is imminent. In many cases, when the visible symptoms appear, it is already much too late for an ‘easy’ fix. By contrast, sensors on your equipment are able to capture data that may be otherwise ‘invisible. Our online condition monitoring services connect this data to the cloud where it is continuously monitored and trended. If something is wrong, an alarm notifies our team of experts who are able to analyse the data remotely and develop a recommended action plan to rectify the fault well ahead of it escalating. It’s a low-stress, low-cost, low-risk approach to maintenance that offers high returns.
More than just data
The value of online condition monitoring services is not only in the data that’s gathered – it’s in the interpretation of that data by our experts. We use our plant and technology experiences to add context to the numbers, assessing what is meaningful and what requires action and returning those insights to you in practical recommendations.
We offer human expertise, powered by technology
We leverage our 138 years of product and process knowledge through digital technology and onsite visits, to ensure that our customers get the best service, at the right time and in a simple manner.
This knowledge is based upon 2300 assets connected worldwide, 20 years of remote support to our customers and 8 years of online condition monitoring experience.
Taking advantage of evolving technologyIndustry 4.0 is here, and many plant assets are already connected. We are continuously working on new ideas and solutions to take advantage of all the potential offered by the Internet of Things (IoT). Online condition monitoring services offer incredible possibilities to enhance equipment efficiency, reduce operating costs, eliminate unplanned downtime and run a more sustainable operation.
Already, we have online condition monitoring service solutions for the following assets:
KilnKiln downtime affects the entire cement plant. With our online condition monitoring services for kilns, downtime affects the entire cement plant. With our online condition monitoring services for kilns, you can gather insights and data that was previously unavailable – and identify the root cause of typical kiln problems. Monitor. Act. Optimise.
Vertical Roller Mills
When it comes to your VRM, you have certain expectations: reliable, consistent performance; expected capacity, and optimum energy efficiency. But realising those expectations is dependent on achieving the right operating parameters, the best mechanical settings and ensuring the good condition of critical components. Even the smallest failure in any of those areas can have dramatic consequences. Our online condition monitoring services enable you to keep a constant eye on those focus areas so that you can make the adjustments needed to ensure that the mill performs to its maximum potential.
Gear unitNo one wants to experience gear failure. Apart from the expense, the repair time can be extensive. Our Predicta online condition monitoring service helps extend gear life and reduce unplanned downtime, enabling you to be strategic with your maintenance plans. By identifying issues early, you have time to act before failure occurs, allowing you to prepare for maintenance stops, source parts and generally make sound decisions that are based on reliable, insightful data. Lower TCO, lower stress, longer gear life.
Air pollution controlFilter bag performance determines how effective your air pollution control program can be. It’s not something you want to leave to the occasional visual inspection.
AFT® SmartLife, our online condition monitoring solution for filter bags, enables you to be more strategic, tracking filter bag wear so that you know not only where failure is likely to strike but also which operating parameters may be contributing to excessive wear. Act fast. Remain compliant.