Condition Monitoring made easy – How “descriptors” condense complex information into a single scalar value
Imagine you are a plant manager and responsible for assets running in reliable condition – always trying to ensure UPTIME. Your maintenance personnel has to spend a lot of time analyzing raw time waveform data or endlessly interpreting spectral (FFT) data. However, condition monitoring can be a lot more efficient if you apply the right philosophy.
During this webinar, Dr. Peter Kytka, Global Sales Specialist will focus on “state of the art condition monitoring philosophy”, what we call “descriptors”. In fact, “descriptors” are nothing more than simple & single scalar values condensed out of any complex data or any combination of arbitrary “descriptors”. Even the age of your grandmother might be a descriptor!
Online CM approaches – such as our VCM-3 – are increasingly becoming a cost-effective monitoring alternative for non-critical and Balance of Plant (BoP) machinery. Inside the VCM-3 descriptors are derived out of raw time waveform data measured by connected vibration sensors. Other “descriptors” such as process data (e.g. temperature or pressure) can be supplied as input to the VCM-3 from external systems to build advanced descriptors.
To demystify the fog around “descriptors” Peter will give a comprehensive introduction and overview about:
– What they are and how to derive them systematically from the physical asset to be monitored
– Advantages and key benefits… “born to be trended”
– “The mother of descriptors” – our VCM-3 condition monitoring system
To demonstrate how you can use the full potential of descriptors, Peter will show an example from B&K Vibro’s unique success in wind turbine remote monitoring – 15+ years experience in monitoring 1000+ units. The Foundation is a special, unique ”descriptor” based on oil debris monitoring ODM (wear particles decontaminating the lubrication oil).
Peter has been very involved with Balance of Plant applications and instrument technologies in the past 11 years and studied this topic extensively. He was awarded a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering for his thesis “Robust Control Concepts applied to flexible mechanical structures“.