SKF is launching the SKF Multilog On-line System DMx, an intrinsically safe vibration monitor, at Offshore Europe 2009 on Stand 1472. The system conforms to the API-670 standard and is ATEX and IECEx certified, making it suitable for use with critical machinery such as gas and steam turbines, generators, motors, pumps, fans and compressors in both non-hazardous and hazardous oil and gas applications.
The Multilog On-line System DMx combines machine protection and condition monitoring functionality in a single device that can be mounted directly on the machine skid. It provides continuous data acquisition to help predict and prevent failures, protecting machinery by alarming operators to problems that could lead to a potential catastrophic failure. The system's compact modular design means that minimum cabling, cabinets and isolation barriers are required, which saves time and money during installation. Furthermore, its low power consumption provides ongoing energy savings.
SKF says the Multilog system forms part of its extensive range of condition monitoring products designed for the oil and gas industry. This range also includes the Microlog Analyzer CMXA51-IS, an ATEX-certified, intrinsically safe, rugged, handheld instrument for collecting vibration, process and dynamic data in hazardous environments. The SKF Multilog WMx is a wireless monitoring device, certified for ATEX Zone 2, which is versatile and easy to install, making it suitable for drilling and transporting equipment. This device is said to be particularly suitable for temporary installations, troubleshooting, and use on equipment that is difficult to access or has moving components - such as a crane - or equipment that is in transit or frequently moved.
All SKF condition monitoring devices interface with the SKF @ptitude Monitoring Suite of software, allowing seamless collection of data from multiple devices, simple analysis and integrated reporting for a comprehensive view of asset conditions at one or more sites.
For more information about SKF's products and systems for the oil and gas industry, go to www.skf.com/oilandgas.