CONDITION MONITORING SYSTEM
Permanent: Permanent monitoring involves an electronic collection process which involves software and/or hardware. With this software and permanent and/or continuous monitoring you are able to recognize conditions that aren't ideal. Reports and graphs are created to show you a long term trend. With the reports and/or graphs you are able to show just what each and every machine has done and/or will do.
What kind of different permanent and/or continuous monitoring systems are available?
Continuous: Monitors signals from transducers continuously. Used extensively for critical equipment for equipment protection and monitoring.
Polling: Samples signals from transducers on a pre-arranged schedule. These systems will typically be used for monitoring less critical equipment in the facility.
Switches or Transmitters: Sends a signal to the control system. Typically set up for an overall monitoring of vibration or temperature.
Permanent transducers: with remote connections for monitoring/diagnostics. Junction boxes for route monitoring may be in a dangerous or hazardous location.
Periodic: Periodic monitoring generally depends on the machine and its history. Some machines only need to be checked every 3 to 6 months, once a month, or could be 15 days or less. When you have a dramatic change you will move to continuous monitoring (recording) until a decision is made on how to solve the problem.