A leading oil refinery asked if we can assist by proposing a predictive maintenance program. The task was to monitor a number of radial piston motors with in a cooling system. The unit’s reliability was extremely poor and component failure was regular. The engineering team met the customer to discuss the background of the circuit and discuss the current maintenance program.
Due to the complex closed loop system we wrote a work program where digital data loggers were installed to monitor the working performance. The program proved a success as we were able to view the units working efficiency during production enabling us to view variable degrees of operating performance of each unit. The program enabled the customer to monitor and trend flow, pressure, rpm and fluid cleanliness. A program for system improvement and ongoing monitoring were proposed to the customer.