Condition monitoring technology has been used in the industry for a long time to improve maintenance and production, by reducing unplanned shutdowns. One of the parameters followed in current programs is vibration according to its direct relevance to the condition of rotating machinery. The Wi-care wireless system allows your vibration data to be analyzed at distance and at any time. Beyond the measurement system, the use of remoteanalysis allows the establishment of a strong condition based maintenance partnership. The availability of an expert in vibration diagnosis without additional travel costs efficiently reduces the predictive maintenance budget. Decreasing very expensive diagnostic expertise allows the redistribution of budget within the condition based program on a broader set of machines. We generally consider that 1/3 of the final invoice is made up of travel expenses. Using the Wi-care wireless system coupled with the I-CARE condition monitoring remote diagnosis team, offers a chance to cut these travel costs. At a time when many maintenance budgets are being decreased, via the use of Wi-care, we allow expenses to be redirected to where they are most justified.
The following case study represents a typical remote analysis application of a fan in the food industry. The monitoring was performed in a very effective way for the customer and analyst in order to detect and protect the fan from an excessive imbalance.