Appropriate monitoring matters because false diagnosis can result in undue downtime, wasted time, money and resources.
1.1. When to use?
Portamonitor® can be used for pre-service (proof) testing as well as in-service (re-qualification) testing and condition monitoring.
1.2. Benefits of distress® readings
Distress® provides an instant indication of the health of the bearings. It measures the transient activity, such as impacts, friction and surface deformation caused by micro-pitting and fractures. Algorithms inside the Portamonitor® sort this data for comparison against acceptable limits categorised by a number.
The display on the Portamonitor® will show a numeric value indicating the level of distress, for instance: 5-10 indicates the system in “OK”. Between the value of 10-15 indicates the system is “SUSPECT”, and requires further monitoring, whereas >15 indicates a “POOR” system and requires attention.
1.4. Low Cost & Money Saving
The Portamonitor® is low cost and is very easy to use and train crew and easy to integrate into scheduled maintenance. Using this regularly extends the lifetime of key pumps, bearings and gearboxes saving significant amounts of money over the lifetime of the vessel, extending the time between machinery replacement and ensuring failures do not occur at critical times
2.1. What types of bearings are commonly measured by the Portamonitor®?
2.1.1. All rolling element bearings, examples such as: ball bearings & roller bearings
2.1.2. All hydrostatic and hydrodynamic bearings, examples such as: plain bearing (journal bearing, linear bearing, thrust bearing) & trankpin bearing
2.2. What rotation speeds can be measured by the Portamonitor®?
2.2.1. As low as 45 rpm to as high as 8,000 rpm.
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