• September 2015 Newsletter

    Prevent overspeed with triple-redundancy shutdown protectionEmergency Shutdown

    Protect critical machinery from overspeed failures with the triple-redundancy protection system ADAPT 3701/55 Emergency Shutdown Device.

    In order to be compliant with the API670 5th edition, protection systems must be separate from monitoring. The unit replaces the overspeed module for the GE Bently Nevada 3500 rack. The unit is compact, standalone and has a SIL3 certification.

    The ADAPT 3701/55 ESD has a graphical logic programming interface integrated overspeed detection designed for emergency shutdown of rotating machinery such as steam, gas, and hydro turbines, expanders, and other process equipment.

    To find out more about the unit, contact Michael Casserly.

    Read more in the newsletter about NVMS’ new Thailand office the SCOUT trade in deal, the Measurement Partner Suite V4.5 release, Mentor Create and optical strain gauges.

  • August 2015 Newsletter

    NVMS offering financing

    Financing options are now available through NVMS for the purchase and lease of equipment.

    Financing helps with getting equipment into the hands of workers quicker. Getting capital expenditure approval can slow down delivery, but leasing or spreading payments expedites the process.

    NVMS offers finance lease, chattel mortgage and rental options.

    Equipment finance can help you purchase assets without eroding your business’ working capital and will assist in your planning for cash flow and business fluctuations. Our financing options are flexible and customisable to meet your needs.

    Read more articles from our newsletter including the new SCOUT200 series, B&K mobile app, MentorEM, catmanAP training and upcoming training.

  • July 2015 Newsletter

    Add essential assets to your continuous monitoring program with the 2300

    The new 2300 unit helps you to incrementally add essential assets to your continuous monitoring program in a cost effective manner.

    With the ability to feed into System 1, the 2300 continuously monitors vibration and has trip protection on two channels. It can also be used as a standalone item.

    The unit’s display can show vibration levels on site and has a traffic light system to tell operators when overall vibration is excessive.

    The new unit suits mid and low end machinery where criticality is important, such as for fans, pumps and small compressors.

    The 2300 compliments the existing Bently Nevada range of condition monitoring equipment.

    Read more articles from our newsletter including the vbClassic range retiring, a case study on reducing community noise complaints, UT and eddy current expert visits Australia, the Krautkramer kit special offer, annotating your sound measurements and the new SomatXR unit.

  • February/2015 Newsletter

    NVMS opens New Zealand Office

    NVMS opens NV Office

    NVMS is pleased to announce that as of January 1st 2015 NVMS became the official representative for the GE Bently Nevada product range in New Zealand, this addition compliments the Commtest product range currently represented in the region. In line with our commitment to the New Zealand market and to lead NVMS in the region, we would like to introduce you to our first NZ Employee. Barry Shaw will join NVMS from February 23rd. Barry is a qualified Reliability Engineer/Vibration Analyst and will take on the position as a Regional Sales Manager NZ.

    NVMS is very much looking forward to working closely and successfully with clients in NZ in the near future. NVMS will also be attending the VANZ Conference in May, Tue 26th to 28th 2015 as Gold Sponsors.

    For any current enquiries until Barry is on board please contact us at sales@nvms.com.au or phone +61 8 9380 6933.

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  • June 2015 Newsletter

    Monitor and trend the most common cause of motor failure with MSIM



    For motors above 4 kV output, the most common cause of failure is stator failure, which was previously impossible to monitor while the motor was running.

    The Motor Stator Insulation Monitoring (MSIM) system that slots into your existing Bently Nevada 3500 rack provides continuous monitoring of motors up to 7.5 kV and 1000 Amps.

    Stator winding health is the key to reliability in motors and 66 percent of all failures in motors above 4kV were found to be caused by stator failures, according to a 2001 Allianz survey. In smaller motors they made up 25 percent, behind rolling element bearings.

    By measuring the current leakage across all three phases of an AC motor, an accurate picture of the health of the asset can be determined, allowing planners to make arrangements in advance to repair or replace the unit.

    The MSIM card monitors and trends stator health, which is brought into System 1 along side other condition monitoring data.

    To find out how your 3500 rack capabilities could be expanded to include motor stator monitoring, contact Michael Casserly.

    Read more articles from our newsletter including what happened at VANZ, our Noise Sentinel info night, the ultrasonic unit firmware update, safely transporting your sound level meter and upcoming training.

  • May 2015 Newsletter

    Case study: Bently Nevada upgrade improves monitoring capabilities

    3500 installation NVMSA significant Australian oil and gas operator recognised the high risk in running obsolete vibration monitoring systems that were no longer supported or serviceable on critical machines. The client had a short window of opportunity in which to upgrade their old system to the new Bently Nevada 3500 systems.

    A project of this size would normally take over six to 12 months, but NVMS scoped, supplied and installed the new system in just over three. The new system met the urgent need of the client to get their equipment online with reliable monitoring and also increased their capabilities, all on time and within budget.

    NVMS engineered the system so it fit requirements, performed witnessed factory acceptance testing, prepared workpacks and scheduling, managed subcontractors, supervised installation on site and commissioned the racks.

    The client now has reliable and serviceable monitoring on their critical machinery. They also connected another eight machines on site to System 1, GE’s online diagnostics tool for condition monitoring. This gives them greater visibility into their machinery health, allowing them to improve each asset’s reliability and more cost effectively plan their maintenance campaigns.

    Read more articles from our newsletter including sound level meter calibration tips, new strain gauge models, upcoming conferences, new staff members and training courses.


  • February/2015 Newsletter

    Commtest Ex-Demo Stock Clearance

    CommtestWe have a limited stock of ex-demonstration Vibration Analyser kits now available for sale. These models include 2 & 4 channel instruments and include all of the kit hardware normally supplied with A la Carte instrument only kits. These instruments are calibration checked and supplied with a 1 year warranty.

    If you would like to take up this fantastic offer, please contact us today!

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  • April 2015 Newsletter

    System 1 Basic gets you online

    System 1 Basic

    System 1 Basic is used for getting your critical and essential assets online when you have limited or no access to a DCS system. Basic is the starter version of System 1 Classic and gives you 30 days of trending for overall vibration levels and alarm management.

    System 1 Basic gives you direct access to constant overall vibration information for condition monitoring. It is cost effective and easy to implement as no server is required.

    Being able to see trending for overall vibration levels and alarms on assets allows you to make decisions around your rotating equipment. Additional to the trending information, time wave files can also be displayed.

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  • February/2015 Newsletter

    Noise Sentinel on Demand – Free 1 week trial

    Noise SentinelThe new Noise Sentinel on Demand is a revolution in noise monitoring. Noise Sentinel on Demand enables you to monitor and manage noise through a completely online experience: booking and obtaining instrumentation, collection and reporting of data and maintaining your data indefinitely in the cloud.

    It is a solution that is perfect for consultants, local governments and construction noise monitoring, as well as many other situations.

    Why not check out a live demonstration of the monitoring software?

    NVMS are proud to be offering a free 1 week trial to show you how revolutionary the Noise Sentinel on Demand is. Call us or send us an email today to organise your free trial!

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  • February/2015 Newsletter

    HBM – The Leader in Strain Gauges

    GaugesHBM has been the leader in strain gauges for over 60 years. Their range of strain gauges comprises of an extensive assortment for the most widely differing strain measurement applications – from experimental stress analysis and durability testing through to transducer manufacturing.

    Encapsulated strain gauges provide a high degree of mechanical protection as well as a PVC-insulated stranded connection wire 3 m in length. Furthermore, the strain gauges are connected in a four wire configuration to guarantee precise measurement regardless of wire length or temperature variations.

    For more information on how Strain Gauges can be used for your application, please contact us today!

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