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Intelligent protection for smaller critical rotating plant

17 June 2014

Continuous protection and monitoring is increasingly becoming an essential requirement for critical rotating plant across industry. This is part of the process of improving efficiencies, reducing energy consumption and eliminating downtime. Whether generating power, pumping essential fluids or driving process equipment, it is vital to monitor machinery dynamic behaviour and protect processes from the disruption and expense of unscheduled downtime.

However, the higher cost of more sophisticated protection systems can be difficult to justify for smaller machinery operating on less critical applications.

The solution is cost-effective and compact machinery protection monitoring which is why condition monitoring specialist SENSONICS have developed their DN26 G3 protection monitor. The new DN26 G3 unit provides compact and cost-effective protection for smaller plant and equipment such as, pumps, fans, motors, centrifuges, turbines, or any item of small to medium industrial machinery.

The high-performance Din Rail mountable unit is capable of monitoring two channels of bearing vibration, shaft vibration, or shaft position and offers fully programmable signal conditioning with a range of measurement algorithms and sensor options. The DN26 G3 also offers a dedicated speed monitor channel which can also be utilised as a phase reference for harmonic analysis of the vibration signals. The unit is designed for optimum flexibility; as a universal module (single hardware platform) it is field upgradable and can be programmed for any of the measurement options detailed above.