Reliability Solutions Service Offerings - Proven Field Methodologies
Reliability Solutions’ proven field
methodologies employ accurate vibration diagnostic techniques based on sound
engineering principles. This ensures the most accurate and reliable diagnostic
conclusions available for your rotating equipment.
Reliability Solutions offers an
experienced service that uses a multi-purpose portable measurement tool that
combines abnormal wear metals analysis, particle counting, viscosity and IR
spectroscopy into a compact transportable system. Our Tribologists interact with
your organization to identify the root cause for the best leading indicator of
machinery health. This service is more comprehensive that mere oil analysis,
it’s a partnership with knowledgeable people who care. Contact us to discuss our
capabilities, the successes we have had with others and if this partnership can
- Details of Site Visit:
Equipment Inspection, Pictures & Labels
- Sampling Procedures:
Location Identification & Hardware
- Expected Norm:
Safe Access Port Designed for Oil Sampling
- Database Creation:
Software Component / Documentation
Complex reports for engineers and maintenance personnel.
Supports: Failure Modes / Effects Analysis (FMEA)
Baseline Data Collection
These collections during machine startups, provides the end user with
documentation as to the overall operating
condition of each piece of critical
equipment and also provides the necessary experience to solve machinery problems
during this critical time. Our depth of knowledge in machinery operation and
failure modes ensures that machine problems are quickly and correctly
identified, thus keeping maintenance costs to a minimum and machinery
availability at a maximum.
Corrects excessive amplitudes on all your
machinery due to imbalance (after the problem has correctly been identified as
imbalance). Reliability Solutions can accommodate all your needs from the most
complex multi-plane gas and steam turbine projects, to a simple single plane fan
balance. Wherever possible, effect (or influence) vectors are employed for
“one-shot” balancing, resulting in considerable downtime savings through the
elimination of multiple weight correction runs.
Through the use of advanced alignment techniques, Reliability Solutions has the
necessary experience to rectify alignment deficiencies in an accurate and timely
manner. Coupling lasers, Rim and Face, Reverse Dial Indication are a few
methodologies that are regularly employed.
System Installation and Support
Reliability Solutions offers our customer years of experience in working with
vibration systems such as Bently Nevada’s 7200, 3300, and 3500, Emerson’s 6500,
and 4500 as well as other vibration systems out in the market place. Reliability
Solutions technicians can provide a cost effective
means to check out and verify
that these vibration systems are operating properly and ensure proper
functionality and machinery protection is being maintained.
Custom predictive maintenance programs take you beyond the basics of data
collection and archiving to ensure that potential machinery malfunctions do not
become real ones. Reliability Solutions can provide contractual, periodic or
continuous in-depth machinery monitoring and analysis to ensure that your
machinery is always protected.
Root Cause Analysis means analyzing failures down to the latent root causes,
which are the deficiencies in management systems and restraining cultural norms
that allowed the failure to occur. It is not enough to just identify the
physical (mechanical/electrical) system failure, we need to identify failures at
the organization (human) level. Seldom is time or effort taken to drive a root
cause analysis past the physical condition of the failure into the human
intervention and the system(s) that drive the human behavior. There is a quantum
difference in the returns to the company when the extra effort to understand the
total failure mechanism is taken. The power of root cause analysis is leveraged learnings. To eliminate a failure that is currently under
investigation in a
“one at a time” fashion should be a secondary objective of root cause analysis.
When root cause investigations drive down into the latent roots, you will
discover that the latent roots are common to failures both past and future.
Reciprocating Compressor Analysis
Reciprocating compressors are in critical services; however, most are not
extensively monitored for overall health. These “recips” account for a large
maintenance portion of a facilities’ expenditure; and unfortunately, also a
facilities’ downtime costs. Recips are known for leaks, rattles, knocks, pings,
rubs, imbalance and require specific vibration frequency monitoring from 1x to the
ultrasonic range. Since recips behave differently than most rotating machines,
recips require a different approach; to which Emerson fulfills. PeakVue is a
powerful differentiating tool that is able to listen, detect and present to the
user clear images of changing valve health on reciprocating compressors.
What does this PeakVue
signature look like on a good,
healthy reciprocating compressor valve?
What does this PeakVue signature look like on a bad,
- Motor Testing (On and Off Line Testing)
- Computer based ODS services utilizing MeScope
- Customized Vibration Training
- Factory Acceptance Testing
- Monitoring System Installation Services
- MHM Database Development