Low objectiveness of condition assessment and lack of observability of hidden processes of production facilities condition degradation, caused by the wear and inadequate action of the service and maintenance personnel are the fundamental reasons of troubles in hazardous production facilities operation. The operational losses can be reduced to the minimum by carrying out timely and purposeful maintenance based on the real-time condition monitoring results, using the full resource of the equipment, eliminate its unscheduled (emergency) shutdowns and unplanned repairs, providing high safety level and technical readiness coefficient.
The present regulatory base in the form of international standards determines only common approaches to solving the problems of monitoring, both with vibration measurement and different process parameters measurement.
The combined usage of various methods of diagnostics and non-destructive testing for condition control, on one hand, is a vital and complicated problem, due to a need to develop a complex of diagnostic parameters, based on parameters of various physical processes. On the other hand, each type of units requires particular method selection in terms of diagnostics and diagnostic parameters.
The solution of this problem can be found by means of fundamental research-and-development works, adequate testing of the offered solutions and operational practice of the developed systems in real conditions of functioning at operating plants.
Kostyukov V.N., Naumenko A.P., Boychenko S.N., Kostyukov A.V. State and perspective of development of real-time condition monitoring of production facilities // Problems of vibration, vibration adjustment, vibration monitoring and diagnostics of the equipment of power plants. - 2011. - pp. 29-34
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