Optimizing The Asset Management Of Pumps Through Integrated Online Monitoring
Effective asset management strives to maximize reliability and performance while minimizing maintenance and operation costs. Asset management improvement is possible by integrating new advances in smart online pump monitoring and flexible plant communication technologies. This results in the automated delivery of relevant real-time information to people who operate and maintain the plant. In reality, we do not have enough time and personnel to manually monitor equipment, analyze data, and then effectively communicate the results. As a result we react to surprise incidents/shutdowns or spend effort on what should have been unnecessary maintenance. Based on two applications, this paper discusses the type of information we should react to. It also discusses methods and available technologies to automate the process of equipment monitoring and the presentation of performance condition information. Through integration, information can be targeted to the right system and end user.
Horn, Deane; Granger, Mark (2005). Optimizing The Asset Management Of Pumps Through Integrated Online Monitoring. Texas A&M University. Turbomachinery Laboratories. Available electronically from