Lubrication and Condition Monitoring – a strong natural interconnection
Data collected by Lube team is exactly the data Condition Monitoring needs as a first line of defense, a kind of triage, because the data they collected and the way it was collected is the same trending data Ultrasound Condition Monitoring team needs as a trigger for deeper look and analysis.
UAS3 enables you to have easy access to your LUBExpert data and eliminate or accept Lubrication condition as possible cause of anomaly. Equally, your LUBExpert will provide automatic indication for suspected bearing failures, all in one common UAS3 Strategy Center.
UAS3 is equipped with all needed tools to perform reliable analysis and deliver actionable conclusion.
The RIGHT LOCATION
With potentially thousands of assets to manage, how can you be sure you’re greasing the right bearings?
LUBExpert’s onboard assistant guides you through your plant using Ultranalysis® Suite 3 (UAS3)’s tree structured navigation.
With UAS3, flexibility and proper management of your asset database is achieved through hierarchical tree structure, tree structures grouped in data folders, unlimited tree structures and data folders, tasks managed through work order/surveys, predefined interval for data collection, detailed measurement point settings, detailed events log.
As a result: all available information about asset itself, planned tasks, collected data and asset health indications easily accessible for each asset, assets group or plant section.
The RIGHT INTERVAL
Whether you lubricate on a calendar-based or condition-based schedule, LUBExpert and Ultranalysis® Suite 3 alert you when bearings are due for relubrication.
Alarms triggered by SDT’s evolutionary FOUR CONDITION INDICATORS make sure the “squeaky wheel” gets the grease on time. UAS3 provides meaningful indicators for primary data overview through triggered alarms and clear and customizable trends.
Alarms play an important role in efficient Condition Monitoring and UAS3 alarms will trigger on each of 81 different values for each measurement point (where Ultrasound, Vibration and Temperature is measured), guarding the health of your asset and notifying you on exceeded values or suspicious change in trend. 81 guardians properly set to look in the right direction!
UAS3 trends display is fully customizable, showing you: what you want to see, what you want to compare and how you want to see it, displaying alarm levels, events and selected values simultaneously.
The RIGHT INDICATORS
LUBExpert delivers confidence to the task of re-greasing bearings. The onboard assistant guides
you smoothly through the task and concludes with the following results:
- Lubrication success;
- Over lubrication;
- Shorten interval (lubrication);
- Suspected bearing failure;
- Lubrication failure;
- Process aborded.
Activities are tied back into UAS3 data management software where logical reports illustrate before and after, quantity of grease added per point, and total grease consumed by department or plant.
Additionally, your UAS3 will display all events, observations and messages logged during the field work (both automatic and manually added) and during office work, such as lubrication need, alarm triggering, oil levels, operational anomalies, and maintenance activities. All this information can play critical role in analysis as each event explaining circumstances can give more meaning to any signal.
All maintenance professionals looking to work with Ultrasound technology should get proper training to make the most out of their ultrasonic inspection instruments & programs.
Lubrication is an essential part of machinery maintenance for nearly every production facility. On average, lubricant purchases only amount to 3 percent of a maintenance budget, but lubrication-related activities can influence an estimated 40 percent of total maintenance costs.