Hazard Monitoring & Condition Monitoring

Preventative maintenance reduces the risk of equipment failure and consequent downtime. Not all scenarios require hazard monitoring, but all types of plant and equipment can benefit from monitoring.

When it comes to monitoring your bucket elevators and belt conveyors, we can recommend you the ideal combination of sensors and monitoring systems to suit your requirements and budget.

HAZARD

It is well known that transporting certain dry, dusty materials like grain, can create explosive atmospheres.

Five conditions known as the “Dust Explosion Pentagon,” have to exist in order for the explosive state to occur. First there needs to be a high concentration of dust (fuel), followed by an ignition source (heat), and oxygen (oxidizer). If all of these appear in a confined space with dispersion, an explosion can occur.

The most common ignition sources on bucket elevators and conveyors have long been identified as over-heated bearings, misaligned belts, and belts that are slipping.

Conveyor Components provide an extensive range of 4B ATEX/IECEx/CSA/GOST-R approved hazard monitoring systems, misalignment switches, and bearing temperature monitors and level controls. We can offer you anything from a replacement sensor, to a fully integrated hazard monitoring system which can be operated either as a stand-alone system or connected to your PLC.

CONDITION

Even the most thorough and comprehensive routine maintenance program cannot stop faults developing in machinery.

Worst-case scenario is that faults lead to unexpected failures before your next scheduled maintenance outage.

Condition monitoring products help you keep your plant running productively by detecting potential equipment failures, assessing the health of a machine by periodic monitoring, and analysis of data obtained during operation.

Our sensors and monitoring equipment put you in control to actively prevent breakdowns and optimise maintenance resources where and when they’re needed.

With the proven potential to save thousands of dollars in secondary damage, lost production, and unnecessary maintenance – condition monitoring is the proven, preventative maintenance approach for early fault detection and prevention in screw conveyors, bucket elevators, belt & chain conveyors, and silos.

If you do not want to install hazard or condition monitoring sensors on every piece of equipment in your plant straightaway, we can offer you a scalable solution starting with carefully chosen equipment and systems that can be expanded at a later date to encompass other machines in the plant.

We can also offer an installation service, and provide competent after-sales technical support to help you overcome any technical problems with your monitoring equipment.

To get a recommendation from our engineers, please contact us.