Case Studies

Our selection of case studies spans across every major industry, showcasing  a range of cost-effective projects we’ve carried out to save our clients money.

We constantly look to harness the benefits of condition monitoring to prevent breakdowns, reduce maintenance costs and increase machine reliability.

oil filtration

Europafilter extends life of pet cremation incinerator

Europafilter, an offline oil filtration system, extended the life of an incinerator, resulting in a £10,000 cost avoidance.

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wireless vibration monitoring

Wireless vibration monitoring system prevents drive gearbox failure

Ronds wireless vibration monitoring system identified and prevented a drive gearbox failure worth £120,000 at a UK concrete manufacturing site.

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Oil Analysis Case Study

Elemental analysis identifies incorrect oil type on fleet of train vehicles

Elemental analysis was performed on samples that are routinely collected to aid in predicting the likelihood of a bearing failure.

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Industrial

Major fan failure prevented on a newly built production line

Resulting in £50,000 cost saving and reducing production downtime from 12 weeks to 36 Hours

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Rail oil analysis

Rail oil analysis prevents costly downtime for major train operator

Train operator prevents downtime by eliminating the need for constant turbo repairs.

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Case_Study_Shipping

Condition Based Maintenance Programme Results In £295,000 Cost Avoidance

GulfMark tasked PCMS Engineering with rolling out a Condition Based Maintenance Programme throughout their modern fleet of offshore vessels.

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vibration monitoring

Vibration Monitoring Improves Bearing Maintenance Schedule at Network Rail

PCMS were requested to carry out a multi-technology health check on Network Rail’s fleet of track maintenance support wagons’ axle bearings.

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Rail Condition Monitoring

Rail Condition Monitoring Extends Service Life of Electronic Multiple Unites

PCMS worked in conjunction with a train operator to extend the in-service life of their 16 car fleet 30 year old EMU's (Electronic Multiple Unites).

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Rail Thermal Imaging

Rail Thermal Imaging Highlights High Electrical Load In Railway Rolling Stock

PCMS Engineering worked with the fleet at London Underground to undertake a full thermographic survey of electrical equipment.

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Tram

Electric Tram Pantograph Detects Fault Cable Connection

PCMS Use Video Footage To Identify Fault On Electric Tram Pantograph.

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Nuclear Industry

Equipment Reliability Model Returns 8% Maintenance Cost Reduction

Equipment Reliability Model returns a 8% Maintenance Cost Reduction at nuclear plant.

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Stress wave monitoring saves money

£4M cost avoidance through fleetwide application of Stress Wave Monitoring

A north sea platform supply vessel operator reduces failures from five to zero per year, saving an estimated £4 million.

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Integrated Work Management

Integrated Work Management Underpins £15M Productivity Improvements

Integrated Work Management service saves Sellafield nuclear site £15m per year in productivity improvements and efficiency savings.

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Mixer Reduction Gearbox

Stress wave Tests Identify Defected Bearing in Gearbox

PCMS performed an independent health assessment check on the Mixer reduction gearbox at Contitech to determine if the internal components were fit for operational purpose.

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Stress wave analysis

Stress wave analysis increases service life of critical mining equipment

Critical mining equipment failing at half its predicted life span. Stress Wave analysis identifies problem and increases service life.

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shipping condition based monitoring

off-shore vessel investigation identifies damaged teeth/crack in a gear

PCMS were asked to provide an Engineer to confirm the location and possible cause of an impact noise coming from the Port Azipull Pod Gearbox area.

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