Other Services

To support our machinery diagnostics services Turbo Monitoring can arrange for the following services to be included with our monitoring contracts or conducted seperately:

Oil Analysis

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Turbomachinery demands high quality lubrication, in particular due to the small working clearances, high surface speeds and high temperatures and pressures present. Oil stability, anti-corrosion additives and contamination-free operation are some of the other requirements that turbine lubrication must meet.

Oil analysis can therefore be a very good indicator of turbine or gear wear & other irregularities. Turbo Monitoring offers oil analysis solutions to clients as an optional part of our monitoring services, whereby the

results of any oil analyses can be correlated with the vibration data to validate potential damage trends. The reports will also be archived online in the client’s login area together the regular vibration analysis reports.

In this manner the oil analyses can help increase the machine availability and reduce repairs costs even further and allow for oil maintenance planning as well.

Thermography

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Thermography is mostly utilized for identifying electrical anomalies, particular in switchgear over-heating. The fast response and visualization of thermography allows operators to quickly inspect a large number of components to identify and quantify anomalies with none or minimal operational disruption.

Turbo Monitoring can arrange thermography inspections as well as equipment hire. Inspection reports will be uploaded to the client login page and available to view and download at any time, along with recommendations for remedial action.

Non-Destructive Testing

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Non-destructive testing is an important tool in validating vibration diagnostic indicators, for example blade fractures and shaft cracking. While typically more invasive than regular vibration data analysis, usually requiring opening of the machine and partial dismantling, blade and shaft fracture testing are nonetheless highly accurate and deliver excellent results in terms of location and severity of cracks, which can be correlated with the vibration data.

 

Non-destructive testing is often used during an overhaul to inspect individual components for damage but it can also be used as quality-control during procurement. Both new and used component inspections benefit greatly from an independent assessment rather than accepting the possible conflict of interest which usually arises from allowing only an overhaul contractor or component supplier to self-inspect and certify.

Turbo Monitoring offers non-destructive testing as part of its complete monitoring and inspection services.

Examples of the non-destructive procedures available include:
  • Dye penetrant testing
  • Magnetic particle inspection
  • Ultrasound testing
  • Eddy current testing

Summary

These optional services are provided by Turbo Monitoring via select partners as part of complete machine monitoring and diagnostics service. We focus on these three particular areas because of their often-critical relevance to our core services.

Examples of how these services are applied within Turbo Monitoring:

  • Analyzing bearing oil samples for metal particulates to validate possible indications of bearing damage in the vibration analysis.
  • Non-destructive testing of rotor blades to validate possible blade fracture as indicated by a blade natural frequency measurement.

In selected cases, and usually in combination with a monitoring service contract, Turbo Monitoring can offer rental or hire purchase financing on some monitoring equipment installations.

For more information and to request your free consultation use the contact us form here or
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