• June 2016 Newsletter

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    Technical Note – Monitoring Ball Mills with Commtest

    The predominant failure modes for Ball Mills are fairly well understood. Knowing these failure modes and the failure mechanism dictates the technologies to be used to detect failures early and reduce the risk to production and increased maintenance cost.

    With Ball and Sag Mills being critical to your plant’s production, NVMS has put together a Technical Note which discusses how we can help you improve the reliability of these critical Assets. Bently Nevada and Commtest vibration monitoring technology is utilised to detect failures early and reduce the risk to production and increased maintenance costs.

    Read the full Technical Note or contact John Lawrence for more information.

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  • May 2016 Newsletter

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    Case study: Upgrading technology for better site-wide condition monitoring

    The maintenance team at NewGen Power Kwinana now have greater visibility of machine health, can save on costs and have a management-approved pathway to upgrading to world-class monitoring technology.

    NVMS & NewGen Power Station in Kwinana have work together to understand NewGens requirements from expanding their monitoring program. NVMS & NewGen developed a 3 year plan that will allow greater monitoring capabilities across all required assets.

    By providing a multi year plan and utilising a variety of hardware options, it allowed projects to be delivered within company parameters while ensuring that every step led them to their final outcome – S1 Evolution.

    Read the full Case Study or contact Michael Casserly for more information.

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  • April 2016 Newsletter

    Introducing System 1 Evolution – New Article Series

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    With the latest evolution of System 1, Bently Nevada has introduced the market leader in Condition Monitoring software.

    Built upon the superior intelligence and diagnostics of the original Bently Nevada condition monitoring software, the newly re-engineered System 1 boasts many revolutionary features, including a new, super-intuitive interface, amazing vibration monitoring and diagnostic capabilities, more reliable functionality and a modular architecture that allows you to customize your experience to meet your specific needs.

    With a focus on User Experience, Capability, Accessibility, Embedded Expertise and Cyber Security, System 1 Evolution is designed from the ground up to help you get and analyse the data you need to run your plant most efficiently.

    Stay tuned, because this is just the beginning in a series of articles NVMS will be releasing, focussing on the features and functions of Bently Nevada’s System 1 Evolution.

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  • March 2016 Newsletter


    API 670 5th Edition – What does it mean to you?

    In today’s market conditions there is a growing expectation on equipment reliability and availability. The selection of your machine protection and monitoring solutions are critical in delivering value. One could argue that basic temperature sensing, perhaps some velocity sensors and a PLC are enough to protect a machine however a great many major clients, all with critical turbines, compressors, fans and other valuable rotating assets choose Bently Nevada hardware. Furthermore when it comes to tender specifications, they insist on API670.

    What is API670 ?

    API Standard 670 Machinery Protection Systems covers the minimum requirements for a machinery protection system (MPS) measuring radial shaft vibration, casing vibration, shaft axial position, shaft rotational speed, piston rod drop, phase reference, over speed, surge detection, and critical machinery temperatures (such as bearing metal and motor windings). It covers requirements for hardware (transducer and monitor systems), installation, documentation, and testing. API670 provides a balance of ‘what to do’ and ‘why to do it’. Hence API670 is an ideal purchasing specification, it ensures that you are minimising to a great extent, the possibility of missed trips and false trips through an industry best practice approach to equipment selection, installation and operation.

    What’s NEW in the Fifth Edition

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