A technology can be used to collect data from monitoring electric motors and rotating equipment called motor condition monitoring. The aim of this technology is to find fault at the beginning of the fault so that failures can be avoided months in advance. Equipment remain in good condition with this technology.
Motor current analysis, vibration analysis, infrared thermography, acoustic analysis are the most common condition monitoring techniques. The main purpose of motor condition monitoring is to prevent unplanned downtime and provide high energy efficiency. One can prevent unnecessary maintenance by motor condition monitoring.
With motor condition monitoring one gets improvement in reliability, decrease in replacement costs, reduction in system downtime, improvement in spares management and increased maintainability. Faulty conditions can be judged beforehand.
One can safely say that the condition monitoring system is the backbone of the safe operation of generator and motor. With the data collected one can understand what part of the mechanism needs to be repaired, when and how.
If there is no monitoring the staff will not know the requirements and the failures will be unavoidable. The cost will be too high and there will be major loss in totality. To make sure everything runs smoothly, the motor condition monitoring is absolutely necessary.
The process cost in terms of efficiency can be saved with maintenance planned beforehand, thus the life of the equipment will increase and a huge amount of money can be saved. The process will not come to standstill at any point of time with the planned conditioning schedules.