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For this week’s discussion topic, I chose the ‘Condition Monitoring for Industrial Manufacturing’. I currently work at a chemical facility that makes specialty plastics for a variety of consumer applications. My role is to inspect the fixed equipment and piping, and condition monitoring is a big part of my day-to-day tasks. However, I do not deal with rotating equipment, and the ni.com solution was all about it. I can see it being used in our manufacturing section of the plant (non-pressure systems) where we typically have product flow, internal breakage and other types of issues that would benefit from remote monitoring. Reaction time to these problems can be reduced from hours or days to a much shorter time based instead of product flow percentage loss or some similar metric.
Increase Manufacturing Uptime With Asset Health Monitoring. (n.d.). NI Solutions. https://www.ni.com/en-us/solutions/industrial-machinery/condition-monitoring.html