“Because I received the text from movus, I called up the control room from my house, and was able to alert operations and they could adjust fan usage, and give it more grease until my maintenance team was able to change it out with the assistance of a crane. Our investigation found the non-drive end bearing cage had collapsed.”Condition Monitoring and Lubrication Specialist
After five weeks from sensors installation, one of the assets being monitored by FitMachine started to degrade and ultimately an alert was generated from MachineCloud.
In this instance, FitMachine is monitoring a scrubbing plant fan. These fan units are critical assets as they ensure the removal of dust and fumes.
FitMachine started detecting a rapid change in condition, following a very consistent, stabilised behaviour.
The FitMachine alert, combined with quick actions from our client’s maintenance team, helped prevent downtime and potentially serious damage and injuries.Download Case Study
Upon receiving the FitMachine alert, the client’s condition monitoring specialist rang the operations team, who adjusted fan usage and greased the scrubbing fan.
By avoiding a catastrophic failure, the FitMachine alert – combined with the quick actions of our client’s teams – ensured that human and physical assets were kept out of harm’s way.
FitMachine detected condition degradation and sent an alert only five weeks after sensor installation.
The FitMachine alert provided our client with crucial historical and condition data of their asset to support their decision of intervening and avoiding a catastrophic failure.