• 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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  • February 2016 NewsletterBKSV_2250_Wind_Cover

    Brüel & Kjær 2250: Hints, Tips and Hands-On training

    With over 250 units sold in WA, the B&K 2250 Handheld Analyser is the industry-standard Class 1 sound level meter for occupational and environmental noise assessment. Its intuitive touch-screen interface makes it easy to get up and running, but there are plenty of features and functions available which you may not be aware of. We offer detailed hands-on training on both the meter and the associated BZ-5503 Measurement Partner pc software to help you get the most of the instrument, but here are 5 features to get you started*.

    • Voice notes: Add voice annotations to your measurements by pressing and holding the Voice Annotation button. Voice notes are saved with the current measurement and transferred to the pc during download. For handheld use, pause the measurement before adding the note so that your voice does not affect the results, but if the microphone is on an extension cable some distance from the meter, you can add voice notes during the measurement as the meter has a separate voice microphone built in.
    • Weather data: Newer versions of the 2250 are compatible with specified Vaisala weather stations. Just plug the weather station USB output into the bottom of the meter and record wind speed, wind direction, temperature and more in parallel with your measurements.
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