Welcome to the Q1 2022 edition of the Orbit Newsletter Digital Publication. In this edition we will focus on Orbit 60 enabled enhancements discussing how the Orbit 60’s unique capabilities allow you more flexibility and ease of use for System 1; Rider bands being an important consumable component on horizontal reciprocating compressors; an Introduction to the Asset Strategy Management (ASM) Pillar with today’s reliability managers understanding the key elements of a sound reliability program; a case study describing how the remote diagnostic team resolved a vibration related issue on the NAP2 PAC Primary Air Compressor; along with vibration excursion in turbomachinery with another customer discussing how to diagnose rubs that typically occur in turbomachinery based on vibration data; and finally the industry-leading condition monitoring and diagnostics software, System 1, brings all assets and data types across a facility together in a single user interface with our People’s Corner interview.
Orbit 60 Series Update: System 1 and Orbit 60
Welcome to our 9th article focused on Orbit 60 and Orbit 60 enabled enhancements. Today, we will be discussing how the Orbit 60’s unique capabilities allow you more flexibility and ease of use for System 1. Most of our customers have by now realized the benefits of not only protecting their machinery but managing them as well through System 1. Orbit 60’s uniquely cyber secure System 1 interface is only the beginning, and this article will show you how the bi-directional communications of our communication gateway and our listen-only Condition Monitoring Modules, along with our enhanced sensor capabilities will help you accomplish your management mission, written by John Kingham.
Reciprocating Compressor Condition Monitoring
Rider bands (also known as wear bands) are an important consumable component on horizontal reciprocating compressors based on which operators plan maintenance outage. Although both the rider bands and the piston rings contact the cylinder liner; however, the rider bands are designed to carry the full weight of the piston while the piston rings are designed to provide sealing between the piston and bore, written by Fayyaz Qureshi.
Integrated APM: An Introduction to the Asset Strategy Management (ASM) Pillar
Today’s reliability managers understand the key elements of a sound reliability program—avoiding unexpected failures, outages, safety exposures and costs. They invest time and money into creating asset maintenance strategies but often fail to implement and execute the strategies effectively. There is no process for reliability strategy review and updates, or, even if there is, what’s usually missing is any kind of trigger to start the review process, written by Jason Apps.
Vibration issue on Compressor in a Nitric Acid Plant
This case describes how the remote diagnostic team resolved a vibration related issue on the NAP2 PAC Primary Air Compressor. This case highlights how a suitably instrumented compressor train connected to a diagnostic platform (S1 Evo) provided critical information (data) to the Bently Nevada diagnostic engineers, enabling a thorough into investigation into the vibration related issue, as well as determining the root cause, written by Gary Wright & Sergey Drygin PhD.
Rub Diagnostics based on Vibration Data
Vibration excursion in turbomachinery is troublesome, especially when approaching or exceeding a trip level. Understanding of its root-cause is extremely crucial for taking appropriate actions and resolving the issue. Rubs are certainly among the most common malfunctions that cause vibration excursion. This paper discusses how to diagnose rubs that typically occur in turbomachinery based on vibration data, written byJohn J. Yu, Ph.D.
People’s Corner: Industry Interview with Michael Sparks
From machinery protection and condition monitoring to specialized sensor applications, we provide our Oil & Gas customers with innovative technologies. Our upstream, midstream, and downstream solutions are developed to constantly improve productivity and efficiency while meeting the most comprehensive industry specifications. The industry-leading condition monitoring and diagnostics software, System 1, brings all assets and data types across a facility together in a single user interface. Today, I want to introduce you to one of our Industry leaders and his perspective on our outlook as we kick off 2022, written by Pamela Litka.