Scanimetrics presented its wireless monitoring solution for increasing asset integrity and productivity at the 2013 ISA Oil Sands Automation Conference in Ft. McMurray, AB on March 12-13, 2013.
In heavy industry, various parameters of heavy equipment are monitored continuously to provide feedback for maintenance events. However, strain, crack, bolt tension and vibration, key factors which lead to yielding and fatigue of metal parts, are not generally monitored by built-in systems, mainly due to the complexity of sensor installation and computational intensity of data analytics. Scanimetrics has developed a stand-alone, add-on wireless system for measuring strain, crack, bolt tension and vibration in heavy equipment and components, the data from which can be directly used to trigger maintenance events. The present system is deployed on oil sands and coal mining equipment, power generation equipment, transportation equipment, and plant infrastructure. The system consists of a web-based data analytics platform consisting of data management, sensor instrumentation and data analysis, and wireless strain sensor units, which can be easily installed on equipment. Data from the sensors are gathered throughout the site and transmitted to Scanimetrics’ Cloud. This data is analyzed and used to generate condition-based maintenance events, improving overall uptime, reducing overall maintenance costs, and increasing overall productivity of the operation.
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