Capacity Assurance Marketplace
EP Editorial Staff | October 9, 2013
Web-Based Dashboard Solution Monitors Equipment Health From Machine To Fleet Levels
GE’s Measurement & Control business has introduced Bently Nevada System 1 Fleet Management, a Web-based dashboard providing a single, secure access point for monitoring equipment and instrument health from the machine to fleet levels across industrial users. The condition-monitoring solution, a part of GE Predictivity Industrial Internet Solutions, allows operators to effectively monitor each connected plant asset for an all-in-one view of operational health. System 1 Fleet Management applies Advanced Analytics, combining physics-based analytics, predictive algorithms and deep domain expertise, to instrument and software alarms. With an intuitive user interface, the dashboard requires little training for use and maintenance.
GE Measurement & Control
Three-Phase Electrical Energy Logger
The Fluke 1730 Three-Phase Energy Logger is an intuitive, easy-to-use tool for energy-data gathering. With the accompanying Fluke Energy Analyze software, the logger helps maintenance pros analyze and report on energy use right out of the box. Results help users identify and prioritize energy-saving projects. All measured values are logged automatically and can be reviewed during logging.
Respirator for Harsh Environments
3M’s 6500 Series Rugged Comfort Half Facepiece Reusable Respirator is designed for comfort and built to withstand long hours under extreme conditions. The over-molded design of the 6500 series respirator is easy to clean and compatible with other personal protective equipment. It includes a valve-cover feature that directs exhaled breath and moisture downward to reduce fogging.
St. Paul, MN
Portable Gas Detector
Crowcon’s Gas-Pro portable gas detector is designed to ensure worker safety in confined spaces. Compact for personal use, it detects multiple gases, is reliable and features a bright, easy-to-read display and long battery life. In alarm conditions, warnings include a loud alarm, vibration and a two-color backlight. The detector can be customized for use in various industries.
Crowcon Detection Instruments
Automated On-Off Valves
The VA Series combines a pneumatic actuator and fast on-off control valve into one body, eliminating packing glands, actuators and mounting kits. There are no exposed moving parts, eliminating pinch points and increasing operator safety. Because the actuator is part of the valve, it costs less than standard actuated valves. According to the company, operating life has been tested to well over 1,000,000 cycles due to a balanced design that reduces friction and wear.
Thermal Imaging Cameras
General Tools & Instruments’ expanded line of Predator thermal imaging cameras includes nine extended-temperature-range models. The GTi10, GTi20 and GTi50 now offer models with temperature-measurement ranges up to 600 C (1112 F), 1000 C (1832 F) and 1500 C (2732 F), respectively. The units detect small temperature differences from a distance and convert an object’s invisible infrared radiation to a visible color image. Each model is powered by two rechargeable Li-ion batteries (included) for up to six hours of operation.
General Tools & Instruments
New York, NY
Multipurpose NSF H1 Greases
The ALLPLEX FMG Series of greases from Klüber offers multi-purpose, NSF H1 registered products for the food processing, beverage and pharmaceutical industries. A special additive package provides anti-wear and extreme pressure protection from corrosion. Equipment in wash-down environments benefit from the aluminum complex thickener system, which adds water resistance and a broad temperature range. ALLPLEX is available in multiple standard packaging options from drums to cartridges, and can be used as a single-point lubricator.
Steam-Turbine Sealing Solution
The Sentinel Floating Brush Seal (FBS) for Elliott YR process steam turbines was developed as a drop-in replacement to carbon rings. The manufacturer claims it can extend seal life by three times normal maintenance intervals. Its brush-seal technology comprises densely packed, flexible metallic bristles that bend with changing clearances between rotating and stationary surfaces. The brush serves as the primary shaft seal while a carbon element provides face sealing in the turbine casing.
Rock Island, IL