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Distributed monitoring system

Oilfield Technology,

Meggitt has launched the VibroSmart distributed monitoring system for turbines, critical machinery and balance of plant equipment. The highly flexible system can be a standalone safety assurance system for vibration based machinery protection or provide advanced diagnostic tools to inform and support asset management decisions. VibroSmart integrates with most plant control systems, such as a PLC or DCS. When combined with VibroSmart condition monitoring software, it enables detailed insights into machinery health.

Unlike traditional rack based systems, which centralise monitoring in a safe area, VibroSmart is designed and certified to work in harsh industrial environments characterised by explosive atmospheres, high temperatures and high mechanical stress. ATEX Zone 2 certified VibroSmart modules can be skid mounted directly on the equipment to be monitored, requiring only a few meters of low noise cable from Meggitt’s ATEX certified proximity probes, accelerometers, and dynamic pressure sensors.

Each two channel module can operate independently for continuous, online monitoring of smaller critical assets and dispersed balance of plant equipment requiring low channel counts. Multiple modules can be combined to achieve API standard machinery monitoring functions for turbomachinery and large critical assets. The VibroSight server can communicate with multiple VibroSmart networks.


Stuart Parker, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing has said that distributed monitoring with VibroSmart presents a significant cost savings for Meggitt’s customers who require the highest level of safety assurance. ‘Our Ethernet enabled system costs up to 30% less to install and is priced by the channel, so more assets can be monitored for less capital investment, with no compromise on performance.’

Edited from press release by Claira Lloyd

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