Condition-based Monitoring (CBM)

Industry-leading solutions to flow measurement problems

Industry-leading solutions to flow measurement problems

Condition-based Monitoring (CBM)

Do you want your operations to be more efficient? Do you know how condition-based monitoring (CBM) could help your business?

What is Condition-based Monitoring?

Condition-based monitoring (CBM) is a form of predictive maintenance which uses diagnostic data to help prevent equipment failure, downtime and unnecessary servicing. CBM makes use of the fact that many modern technologies provide operators with additional data beyond the parameters they were designed to measure. It is an invaluable tool in fluid flow measurement.

Predictive analytics can use historical performance to give an operator the ability to predict and avoid instrumentation failure thereby improving the flow meter’s performance.

 

An Introduction to Condition-Based Monitoring

CONDITION-BASED MONITORING BENEFITS

There are many benefits to using condition-based monitoring for your flow meters:

REDUCED MAINTENANCE COSTS

Ongoing, real-time monitoring of an instrument’s health reduces maintenance costs because you can use knowledge of the device’s statuscurrent status to carry out maintenance as it’s required. This is a more intelligent maintenance strategy when compared to preventive maintenance which is based on factors such as a scheduled time interval or usage. With condition-based monitoring, maintenance is only performed when specified conditions are met or if there are signs of a reduction in performance or a potential failure.

LESS DOWNTIME

The monitoring of metering equipment in real-time can reduce or eliminate unplanned downtime. You will be able to take a more proactive approach and only perform maintenance when it’s needed thereby increasing the time between maintenance shutdowns.

EXTENDED LIFESPAN OF EQUIPMENT

Condition-based monitoring of instruments can give you the chance to ensure they are working correctly as specified by the manufacturer. This will extend their lifetime and reduce the costs associated with the purchase of new equipment.

INCREASED EMPLOYEE SAFETY

CBM could reduce your employees’ exposure to hazardous areas, as less onsite maintenance may be required which can also save time and money.

What would a move away from a strict calendar-based maintenance and calibration regime to one which is determined by the condition of the instruments mean for your business?

OUR CONDITION-BASED MONITORING (CBM) SERVICES

Our experienced engineers are at the forefront of developing CBM technologies. By working with us, our clients can adopt CBM methodologies to improve their operations without jeopardising safety or efficiency. We have developed CBM services for Coriolis and ultrasonic flow meters for the oil and gas, oil bunkering industries as well as to predict leakages in water networks.

Any business working with fluid flow measurement could benefit from CBM including:

  • Oil and gas
  • Water
  • Food and drink
  • Hydrogen and CCUS

CONTACT OUR CONDITION-BASED MONITORING TEAM

If you want to learn more about how CBM, please get in touch with our team who will be more than happy to work with you to help you improve the efficiency of your operations.

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