From Monitor – Issue 233, January 2018 “Investigating bio-oil fuel production” European researchers are investigating the effect of temperature on production of bio-oil from straw – an agricultural crop residue… During the…Continue reading →
As of January 2018, sensorProbe+ devices (SPX+ and SP2+) ship with an internal buzzer as standard, with no price increase to the end user. On the SP2+ the buzzer is … Read MoreContinue reading →
Mars 2020 Rover will have BAROCAP® & HUMICAP® pressure + humidity sensors Online — NASA is preparing for the next mission to Mars timed for a launch in 2020. Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI) is among the partners providing measurement e…Continue reading →
Wireless Temperature Profiling System at USB Prices THE BOX from Advanced Temperature Monitoring Systems (ATMS) gives you the ability to ensure your powder is cured while maximizing your oven efficiency. Improving oven efficiency can help you save time…Continue reading →
TRMS Multimeter with Type K Temperature WILSONVILLE, OR, USA – FLIR announces the FLIR DM91 Industrial true-root mean square multimeter for electrical inspection. Built for industrial electricians and benchtop workers, the 18-function DM91 digital mult…Continue reading →
Extech 510 Series Helps HVACR & IAQ Pros Online — Extech recently announced the launch of several environmental meter series optimized for HVACR and Indoor Air Quality professionals. The series includes an airflow meter, a combination hygro-…Continue reading →
by Ahmed Osman Mohamed Hamoudy
Electrical PM & PdM Engineer
In modern industries, there are many predictive maintenance techniques that can be utilized to avoid an unexpected failure. At CEMEX, we count on those techniques and deploy them in such a way as to get the most use from it, and avoid any undesirable consequences. IR thermography’s use has become widespread in cement plants; application areas typically include rotating kilns, insulation, mechanical, and electrical systems.
This article will explore the uses of IR thermography, specifically as part of the Motor Control Center systems predictive maintenance routine, including typical electrical panel failure points (contactor, terminations, feeding breaker, fuses, cables, etc…).
One of the Clinker Rotary Kilns (4,500 Tons per Day) is supposed to be available for operation not less than a year, which is a challenge of course, to guarantee continuous operation for the kiln system for this time without any unexpected shutdown.Continue reading →