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Webinar: Liquid handling Event by Festo UK & Ireland

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01/12/2020(10:00-11:00)

How pressure-over-liquid provides precise, accurate and cost-effective throughput Precise and accurate (more)

Southern Manufacturing

Farnborough, Hants(GU14 6TQ)

20/04/2021 - 22/04/2021

Southern Manufacturing and Electronics is the most comprehensive annual industrial exhibition in the (more)

PPMA Show 2021

NEC, Birmingham(B40 1NT)

28/09/2021 - 30/09/2021

PPMA Show 2021 will be the UK’s largest ever event dedicated to state-of-the-art processing and (more)

Advanced Engineering 2021

NEC Birmingham(B40 1NT)

03/11/2021 - 04/11/2021

Join us in our 12th and most important edition to date, as we invite engineers and management from all (more)

Condition monitoring for gas compressor

When engineers at Peter Brotherhood were faced with the task of adding 24/7 condition monitoring to another manufacturer's reciprocating gas compressor, they decided to incorporate vibration-monitoring accelerometers from Variohm-Eurosensor. They are part of a complete condition monitoring system on the compressor, which is used for compressing natural gas. The natural gas is used as fuel for gas turbines generator sets supplying electricity to the national grid. Because of the potentially explosive environment in which the compressor is used the Peter Brotherhood engineers elected to use the Wilcoxon models 786-IS and 786T-IS both of which are ATEX approved units with a dynamic output biased at 12V DC. Vibration monitoring is a useful diagnostic tool when used in preventative maintenance programmes. In this particular application they are used to measure the vibration and temperature of the suction/delivery valves as well as the vibration generated by the crankshaft and drive motor. This vibration would normally be a settled, regular and predicable pattern. If the measured output changes from the norm this normally means that some form of adjustment or maintenance is required. The big advantage here is that maintenance can be scheduled to suit the user rather than having to be carried out on an emergency basis.
 

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