Equipment Condition Monitoring

Alerting to Damage in Real Time

We offer a full array of equipment monitoring to help you take a proactive approach to maintaining your equipment. Based on physics principles, unusual energy disturbances, for example, can be detected by monitoring standard process signals typically measured for equipment.

What is Equipment Condition Monitoring?

Equipment condition monitoring is a process of continuously monitoring the performance and condition of equipment in order to identify potential problems before they occur. This can include monitoring things like vibration levels, temperature, and oil analysis. By monitoring these factors, we can help detect early signs of equipment wear and tear, and schedule maintenance or repairs before equipment failure occurs. This can prevent unplanned downtime, reduce the need for costly repairs and replacements, and improve the overall safety and efficacy of equipment. Additionally, equipment condition monitoring can also provide insight into the overall efficiency of equipment and identify areas for improvement.

The Sygnology Advantage

Our base predictive and proactive service supplements existing reactive condition monitoring which generally triggers late in the damage lifecycle after significant wear and damage has occurred. Since our process detects minute changes in equipment performance indicators, they are detected very early in the lifecycle prior to any significant degradation in equipment condition. The system continuously monitors selected equipment for anomalous changes that indicate the onset of conditions leading to wear, damage and eventual failure. The data can be streamed or processed in batch. Because the changes of interest are often subtle it can take multiple hours to fully detect some signals so we generally process data in 2-8 frequencies. When an anomaly is detected, our analytics confirms the triggers and characterizes the nature and severity of degradation. We offer several levels of analysis to reflect both the criticality and complexity of the particular piece of equipment. This allows the service to be cost effective even for simple low cost equipment that have hot spares available.

Because anomalies frequently begin to occur ahead of any actual failure, our systems are designed to identify such abnormalities to predict or prevent any future issues. We are also able to set up a system that will find and alert to issues in near real-time, allowing your team to plan ahead for potential equipment failure or replacement.

Sygnology can implement our monitoring and alerting services on any rotating or flow equipment, including but not limited to:

  • Flow Systems
  • Separators
  • Dryer Motors
  • Centrifugal Feed Pumps
  • Slurry & Embolism Pumps
  • Water Pumps
  • Steam Lines
  • Draught Fans
  • General Systems
  • Valves
  • Waterflood Pumps
  • Flowline Systems
  • Electric Submersible Pumps
  • Well Systems
  • Generators
  • Compressors
  • Pipeline Pumps
  • Valve Systems
  • Rotating Equipment
  • Piping Systems
  • Filtration Systems
  • Pumps
  • Combination Systems

Reciprocating Compressors

Sygnology has routinely monitored reciprocating compressors as part of our Equipment Monitoring repertoire, greatly extending their mean time to failure.

View our Reciprocating Compressors ECM