Condition monitoring system; elimination of every stone in the way of established industry

What is a condition monitoring system?

Condition monitoring system abbreviated as CMS is widely used to determine the status of the machine and also to assess vibration data. This analysis is carried out on the basis of frequency and amplitude. Whereas examining the data will present the condition of the machine during any procedure as well as it will demonstrate any sort of significant changes in case of any possible failure.

Significance of the condition monitoring system:

This system is a very reliable and efficient approach in order to achieve an economic budget. As it is the finest and easiest access to save thousands of bucks spent to attain unnecessary maintenance. Moreover, this system is a non-intrusive process that has an aptitude to recover secondary damage and lost production. If we consider keeping a condition monitoring system as a part of our routine, it can not only ensure the betterment of equipment. But also promises to enhance productivity by keeping the environment safe.

Categories of the system:

This system basically comes in two variants; both have different means on the basis of economic factors. The condition monitoring system can either be a permanent system or a portable system. Therefore, a permanent system requires major investment as compared to a portable system. But side by side it comes with other perks. For instance; it does not require a mechanic to operate it and is more durable when it comes to larger machines.


This system can be carried out by various methods along with a wide range of methods. Different parameters which measurements can be used to run the procedure may include:

• Thermography

• Performance monitoring

• Ultrasonic emissions

• Process parameters

• Visual inspection

• Neutron radiography

• Laser interferometry

• Electrical monitoring

• Electromagnetic measurement

The imminence of the system:

The imminence of the system takes into account the criticality of the system. Henceforth, factors like repair cost, environmental impact, economic impact, and security impact are taken care of. Resultantly, a critical index of the condition monitoring system divides the machine into the following three parts:

• Critical machinery (highest level in the hierarchy of machinery chain)

• Noncritical machinery (minor impact on machinery chain)

• Essential machinery (integral although replaceable)

Key points for successful implementation:

In order to attain the goal especially in a shorter period of time, the following are some tips:

1. Perceive what to assess:

We cannot begin until and unless we are certain which machine to assess and what parameters to acquire.

2. Establish the offset:

Initially, we need to determine the starting point of our condition monitoring system. Have a check on current statistics and keep an eye on exceeding figures, whenever they might appear. The experience will teach the limit of each machine in accordance with their peak limit.

3. Periodic verification:

Intervals must be a part of the routine to create a balance to check and monitor the machines.

4. Raise alarms:

Verification of the trends of graphs or checkpoints is a must. This will help to analyze, evaluate, adjust, and overcome any turbulence over the set alarms.