Bearing fault predicted at a major petrochemical company based out of Asia

An air compressor installed at a major petrochemical plant in Asia recently experienced a major unplanned outage due to a turbine failure that resulted in lost revenue of $2 million. Our VibrationLF sensor and software was installed and within a few days provided an estimated time to failure that was ahead of the next planned outage. The client utilized a maintenance window to replace the faulty bearing saving the customer up to $2 million in lost revenue.

Introduction of VibrationLF system:

Based on the vibration features, within few days, it pointed out the remaining time to bearing failure based on the threshold value for the RMS data of the bearing provided by the bearing manufacturer and hence suggested a bearing replacement well in advance. This saved our client a potential unplanned shutdown, and saved close to a $2 million dollars in otherwise lost revenue.

 

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