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Industrial pumps and compressors are crucial elements in many places. To ensure the reliable functional performance, numerous cost-intensive actions are being taken. Sophisticated fallback systems with additional pumps for backup are installed to prevent a plant from down-times. Preventive maintenance is done in regular circles with teams of trained technicians. Regular checks are done every day to prevent damages from wear and to exchange parts on a regular basis.
smartPREDICT is able to monitor the acoustic behavior of the pumps and compressors, which indicates the slightest changes in their working conditions. The condition monitoring with smartPREDICT works independently of changing operating conditions such as pressure, rotating speed or load. Additionally, the sensor system can be retrofitted and put into operation within a few minutes.
Connected to the plant's PLC (programmable logic controller) or independent measurement system, smartPREDICT is constantly providing condition information to the control stand.
Possible errors which can be monitored are:
- Component wear
- Insufficient lubrication