Emerson Process Management announces a new, physically smaller version of the CSI 6500 Machinery Health™ Monitor to allow predictive condition monitoring for rotating equipment in a greater number of applications.
As with the full-sized monitors, state-based triggered acquisition versus round robin data collection is utilized, so monitoring is tailored to process conditions or machine states rather than collecting generic vibration data. Smart communication handling includes 32Mb of onboard memory to handle the unique challenges of remote applications such as intermittent network connections. Trends and machinery health information are delivered to AMS Suite: Machinery Health Manager predictive maintenance software for advanced analysis and documentation.“By expanding the chassis options for the CSI 6500, we can deliver advanced predictive intelligence for critical assets that are too often left unmonitored,” said Brian Humes, vice president and general manager of Emerson’s Machinery Health Management business. “Allowing equipment to run-to-failure exposes a site to significant economic impact because developing problems go undetected.Emerson’s solution, delivered through the PlantWeb digital architecture, identifies potential problems so facilities can improve machinery performance and equipment life.”As with the full-sized CSI 6500 Machinery Health Monitor, Emerson’s experts are available to ensure proper design and execution during implementation.With this solution, critical machinery health monitoring does not have to be sacrificed because even the most remote machines are cost-effectively included in the overall picture of machinery health. As in the full-sized chassis option, prediction capabilities in the smaller unit can be delivered as a standalone solution, integrated with both the DeltaV™ and Ovation® digital automation systems in the PlantWeb™ digital plant architecture, or interfaced to third-party hosts.