Studying power measurements allows teams to observe equipment performance, discover electrical problems, assess whether power running to an asset is clean, and even if assets are on or off. Examine power variables to detect underlying electrical or mechanical issues.
Power monitoring bolsters your predictive maintenance program by:
Examine voltage, current, and frequency from electrical systems to detect mechanical problems or component wear in assets. When pumps experience issues, such as dirty fans or build up in pump orafices, the motor will show changes in power consumption or load.
Find patterns in energy consumption or monitor equipment wear by plotting power measurements over time. By measuring power variables, you can visualize asset health and gain insights into reliability strategies.
Of equal importance to energy consumption is the quality of power being consumed and the effect on equipment and operations. Total harmonic distortion (THD) is a key indicator of power cleanliness. Ensure that energy running to assets meets specifications.
Condition monitoring typically leverages remote, wireless sensor technologies, including: