Condition Monitoring (CM) Programmes are the optimum approach towards improved equipment reliability for our customers. CM surveys, have been continually proven to detect the majority of machinery problems in the most cost-effective and timely manner. Early detection of defects allows for planning and repairs with a less reactive maintenance culture, whilst increasing asset reliability. PSW offers you a range of CM inspections which enable you to optimise/enhance your asset management programme.
Correctly performed vibration analysis will provide a more in-depth insight into condition of new, existing and overhauled machinery. Vibration measurements are widely accepted as the most effective technology for diagnosing the condition of rotating machinery.
Every machine malfunction generates its own unique vibration pattern, making vibration analysis the most widely used, reliable and proven diagnostic technology.
Vibration analysis can detect imbalance, misalignment, looseness (mechanical/electrical), bearing issues, gear problems, capitation, resonance and electrical problems to name a few, which supports improved asset integrity when embedded within the Maintenance culture.
Ultrasonic analysis has a wide variety of uses. There are numerous examples of applications for detecting failure modes on mechanical, electrical and stationery equipment and components.
The data collection methods determine the types of detectible failure modes.
Two main methods are contact (structure borne) and non-contact (airborne). Contact methods are used for mechanical applications such as bearing faults, lubrication issues, gear damage and pump cavitations.
Non-contact measurements (Airborne ultrasonic analysis) includes pressure and vacuum leaks on compressed gas (including air) systems, hydraulic system defect detection and numerous electrical application to name a few. This highly versatile technology is effective in both Energy Management and Asset Integrity Programmes including slow speed equipment.
Lubricants are the life-blood of equipment..
To ensure equipment integrity is good, it is highly important to analyse the lubricants (where applicable) to verify that the condition of oil is good and also prove the lubricant is free of contaminants.
If contaminants are found, the material/type should be identified to pinpoint the cause of the contamination and rectify the defect.
Not only to identify when the oil needs to be changed, but to optimise asset integrity and reliability.
Infrared (electrical & mechanical) inspection is a highly effective technique.
Infrared Analysis enables us to locate overheating in MCC's, switchgear, breaker panels, junction boxes and control cabinets caused by poor connections, corrosion, overloads, unbalanced loads mechanical issues and fatigue to name a few.
Our team offers a comprehensive, unbiased assessment of your team trap stations with a goal of reducing steam trap failure rates.
Our programme covers the complete steam trap station and encompasses: Steam trap testing, Root cause analysis of failures Proper sizing, Isolation valve operation and steam trap station design.