If you run an industrial plant you must be aware the regular maintenance and repair of all the equipment is the key to increased industrial uptime and minimizes any other kind of wastage and unexpected damage.
This maintenance is often done using a simple technique of predictive maintenance. Using predictive maintenance, it is possible to estimate the condition of equipment and keep a constant monitor on their regular functioning. Any changes other than the regular pattern is notified and the concerned parts can be repaired or maintained before it wears out or breaks down, thus avoiding industrial downtime.
What are the different types of industrial testing?
In order to anticipate and determine the condition of equipment, there are various kinds of industrial testing which are conducted. These tests help to evaluate the state of equipment and give the maintenance personnel a judgment as to how well the equipment is doing and when it would require being repaired or replaced.
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- Assessment of Power System, conducted by electrical engineers provides a visual inspection of the power system of the concerned plant. Any faults or defects in the existing electrical system can be identified and repaired.
- Another type of test is using Infrared or Thermographic inspection where specialized cameras are set to monitor any changes that may not be visible to human eyes. This is a specialized form of assessment which minimizes the scope of human error.
- Online Temperature Monitoring provides round the clock watch on the critical points of a system. This out does the infrared assessment as this system evaluates the system 24/7and so can detect deficiencies even in their early stages.
- The next form of industrial testing makes use of an oil filled transformer that determines the physical and chemical features of oil. This method can help in detecting any faults in the oil paper insulating system.
There are many other industrial tests which are conducted under predictive maintenance to determine the condition and functioning of equipment.