With maintenance costs for the average food and beverage manufacturer adding up to around 15-20% of total production costs, is it time for the sector to implement the same condition monitoring techniques that have proven so successful in other sectors? The answer is simple: yes, and the sooner, the better. Continue reading
In the April-June quarter of 2015, for the first time ever, renewable energy surpassed coal in supplying the UK’s electricity. A major contributor to this impressive achievement was the wind sector. However, despite the increase in output in this quarter, there continues to be an opportunity to further improve productivity through condition monitoring.
Wind lags some way behind other sectors in terms of operating successful maintenance strategies and as a result machine downtime is not uncommon. So how can wind catch up with these other sectors? Once the decision is made to implement condition monitoring, specifying the right equipment, such as accelerometers, is essential. This can be easily achieved by working with the right equipment provider. More difficult is the analysing of data. Continue reading