Systems for Research and Development and Machinery Health Monitoring

Industrial Sensors for Machinery Health Monitoring

 

Accurate measurements are critical in machinery health monitoring and ensure maintenance of consistent, reliable performance of your equipment and operations. As downtime and inaccurate measurements can cost millions. With the rapid growth in industries such as Oil & Gas, Mining, Defence, Wastewater, Food & Beverage, Environmental and Research & Academia markets, it is critical to maintain highest standards by ensuring detection and assessment of slightest variations in acceleration, acoustics, force, pressure, shock, strain or vibration.

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Industrial Sensors

Thermo Fisher Scientific has partnered with PCB Piezotronics, a global designer and manufacturer of industrial vibration monitoring instrumentation such as accelerometers, vibration transmitters and switches. These industrial sensors are used to spot imbalance, bearing faults and misalignment by measuring machine vibration, providing early fault diagnosis thus reducing downtime. The vast product line integrates directly with data acquisition equipment including online systems and handheld data collectors. We offer a full line of piezoelectric accelerometers, velocity sensors, dual output vibration sensors, 4-20 mA vibration transmitters, switches, relays, cables, displays and accessories.


Oil and Gas

Oil and Gas

IMI sensors are widely used on gas and oil well heads, supply lines, natural gas power engines, multi-stage gas compressors and other machinery operating in hazardous environments. IMI’s pressure sensors offer the capability to detect and monitor dynamic pressure spikes, pulsations and surges in gaseous or liquid media. Engine pressure sensors offer walk-around or permanent monitoring capability, allowing engine balancing and emissions control. Vibration monitoring has proven effective for determining machinery health, planning maintenance intervals, reducing downtime and avoiding catastrophic loss.

 

Mining

Mining

Mining operation involves a variety of heavy rotating machinery that is used for exploration and processing of precious metals, minerals and material extracted from the earth. This industrial machinery is subjected to moderate, and in some cases, extreme vibration levels while in use. It’s critical to trend these vibration levels to ensure equipment health reliability and to avoid unscheduled downtime. IMI Sensors offers a full line of piezoelectric accelerometers, wireless solutions, transmitters, switches, enclosures, microphones, sound level meters, cable assemblies and accessories that are used within the mining industry to safely monitor and protect critical rotating assets.

 


Manufacturing

Manufacturing

Predictive Maintenance (PdM) is a crucial process in manufacturing which ensures technicians are alerted to problems developing in a critical production machine. If a PdM program is run successfully, this alert gives enough warning not only to determine what the problem is but also to order the parts and schedule the people necessary to repair it. Ideally, this warning would also provide the opportunity to schedule the maintenance during a planned outage rather than at an inopportune time.

IMI offer a wide selection of vibration monitoring systems which helps with PdM, ranging from simple walk-around models to the most advanced online continuous monitoring systems. Typical vibration monitoring instrumentation involves accelerometers, switches, 4-20 mA transmitters, cables, junction boxes and other accessories.

 

Food and Beverages Manufacturing

Food and Beverage Manufacturing

Vibration monitoring is an integral part of a food and beverage production facility’s predictive maintenance program. The use of vibration sensors for early identification of developing equipment faults provides numerous benefits such as an increase in overall equipment effectiveness (OEE), reduction in unanticipated equipment downtime and/or failure and reduced spare parts inventory costs.

IMI sensors offers vibration sensors specifically designed to remain installed during the daily washdown/sterilization cycle, eliminating the need for daily removal and re-installation of sensors, saving sanitation staff’s time and ensuring more consistent data.

 


Water and Wastewater Treatment

Water and Wastewater Treatment

Water authorities oversee a vast range of infrastructure, including wastewater treatment plants, water treatment plants, lift stations, pump stations, storage tanks and miles of sewer/water pipelines. The efficient and uninterrupted operation of the system is essential for water authorities to stay in compliance with local and federal drinking water and wastewater discharge/treatment laws.

The infrastructure system includes a variety of rotating assets, including blowers, motors and pumps. Performing vibration analysis on this equipment can detect developing faults early so that they can be addressed before causing catastrophic failure. Vibration transmitters with a current output can be easily integrated into that existing system in order to collect and record vibration data.

 


Industrial Cryogenics

Industrial Cryogenics

The field of cryogenics is typically defined as beginning at temperatures below −180°C. Gases and fuels are transported and used in a variety of industrial applications as refrigerants in their liquid state, thereby requiring the use of cryogenic centrifugal and reciprocating pumps to effectively transfer them between cryogenic tanks, double-walled containers with a high vacuum between the walls to reduce heat transfer into the liquid. IMI’s vibration transmitters are particularly well suited for 24/7 vibration monitoring of critical rotating equipment. Simply install the transmitter in conjunction with a cryogenic ICP (IEPE) accelerometer and run the 4-20 mA output to the nearest PLC, DCS, SCADA, or any plant information system. That is all it takes to begin continuous vibration monitoring and avoid costly unexpected down time.

 

 

Test and Measurement

Thermo Fisher Scientific offer PCB’s premier precision sensors for measuring acceleration, acoustics, force, load, pressure, shock, strain, torque, and vibration for major industries. Their design, engineering, and production teams draw upon state-of-the-art manufacturing capabilities continually providing better sensing solutions worldwide. In a global marketplace driven by innovation and development, PCB has a sensor for every stage of product development.

 

Research Labs/ Universities

Research Labs/ Universities

We offer the largest selection of sensors and sensor accessory products manufactured by PCB. Engineers and scientists at leading businesses, research institutes and independent laboratories around the world specify PCB sensors as their first choice. In a global marketplace driven by innovation and development, PCB has a sensor for every stage of product development including research and development, production variation control, and process monitoring and protection.

PCB’s advanced sensors technology measures low frequency and ultra-low frequency vibrations associated with earth tremors, foot, truck, large structures and foundations. Products include sensors for the measurement of acceleration, acoustics, force, load, pressure, shock, strain, torque, and vibration.

Aerospace and Defence

Aerospace and Defence

PCB has a wide range of accelerometers, pressure sensors, microphones, torque and force sensors and load cells. These products are used for numerous applications, such as gas turbine engines and testing rocket motor combustion instability, cryogenic fuel pulsations, hydraulic pump evaluation, and helicopter health and usage monitoring (HUMS).

PCB’s premium products are also used for structural, vibration and flight testing of aircraft, as well as satellites for vibration, pyroshock, force limited vibration and acoustic stress testing. They can also be used in wind tunnels and to measure aircraft noise.


Automotive

Automotive

PCB’s precision measurements with accelerometers, pressure sensors, microphones, torque sensors, force sensors and load cells continually provide new and innovative sensing solutions for component and system performance management, wheel force transducers, rail load data acquisition, motorsport, electric and hybrid vehicle testing, rail monitoring, ride handling and drivability, model analysis and vehicle component durability.

 

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