Portable vibration analyzers are the cornerstone of a successful predictive maintenance program. However, some anomalies, like root cause investigations and machine train evaluations, can surpass the capabilities of even the most sophisticated 2-channel portable data collector. For example, turbo machinery start-ups, coastdowns and production state monitoring require multi-channel, simultaneous recording, vibration monitoring, and real-time feedback to capture rapidly changing events across an entire machine train. For balance of plant critical machines, a mobile, multi-channel monitoring solution with rolling element and gearbox expertise is necessary for root cause analysis and determining if the machine will survive to the next outage.
Emerson's CSI 2600 Machinery Health Expert satisfies the need between two-channel portable analyzers and permanently-installed online vibration monitoring. Before a planned outage, connect all 24 channels of the CSI 2600 to simultaneously record continuous time waveforms. With AMS Suite: Machinery Health Manager, view waveforms, spectral data, and orbits live. Replay the event using a customized view for further analysis, or replay as a presentation to the maintenance staff. Configure the CSI 2600 for PeakVue waveform processing, order tracking, time synchronous averaging, or predefined parameters for advanced analysis. Whether diagnosing a suspected load, speed, or batch dependent problem, bringing a new machine online, or verifying critical speed prior to machine acceptance from the vendor, the CSI 2600 has the power to deliver quantitative answers.