Condition Monitoring News 2011

Dec 102011Monition offer Worldwide Oil Management

Our recent investments in Oil Analysis systems, hardware, software and infrastructure has seen the capability to now introduce a complete oil management solution. We have now truly gone International.

Monition Energy Loss Surveys
  • Category Alarms based on fleet wide data
  • Impact of operating environment
  • Comparison of operating locations
  • Extending service intervals with no risk

This has been acknowledged by a number of industries including a Wind Turbine generation company for the management of over 500 wind Turbines across the USA. The Wind operation had been investigating this type of solution for over three years. Our Oil Management system was a perfect solution for this client and the four different oil analysis laboratories with Monition providing the management and infrastructure. Additional information can be found on this website or our dedicated website www.intellioil.com.

Nov 11 2011 Monition Offer Dedicated Flir Cameras Website

A recent project development saw the launch of a new website focused on the sale and promotion of Flir Thermal Cameras. This website offers dedicated information on our premium Thermal Camera Products.

Monition Offer Dedicated Flir Cameras Website

This website offers dedicated information on our premium Thermal Camera Products. Monition Ltd provides a complete Thermal Camera solution to UK industry sectors and beyond. Monition are the UK Approved Distributor for product sales of FLIR infrared cameras. Thermal Cameras are used in various applications.

  • Automation
  • Building
  • Electrical
  • Mechanical
  • Gas Imaging
  • Medical
  • R&D

Oct 19 2011Monition offer Wind Turbine Alignment

It is vital for both manufacturers and operators that this critical task can be accomplished safely, easily, quickly and fully documented to provide the required traceability. Monition offer Wind Turbine Alignment expertise to many of the leading manufacturers of wind Turbines.

To maximise energy transmission efficiency, reduce premature failure and prolong the life of your turbines requires attention to one simple factor. Ensuring that the alignment between all the rotating components is correct.

Over 50% of all mechanical failures can be directly attributed to misalignment, in the wind turbine business failures can be both costly and dangerous.

Continuous, Intelligent Vibration Monitoring

It is vital for both manufacturers and operators that this critical task can be accomplished safely, easily, quickly and fully documented to provide the required traceability. With each manufacturer having their own specific challenges arising from individual design and application. For example shafts that can’t be rotated or limits to where the laser system heads can be attached, most of which requires custom fit brackets and fixtures to match individual specific configurations. The range support now includes Siemens, Vestas, GE, Mitsubishi, Gamesa, Kenersys, Suzlon, and Nordex, to mention just a few.

Get more information about Shaft Alignment at www.shaftalignment.co.uk.

Sep 20 2011 Monition Seek Condition Monitoring Service / Reliability Engineer

Areas: Yorkshire ALL, Midlands ALL, London, Home Counties
Salary: £24 - 32K (+ car) Starting salary dependant on experience

Monition Ltd provides tailored services for process and manufacturing companies across the world. We are looking for Maintenance Engineers to carry out Condition Monitoring services. The position is mainly UK based; however overseas work may be required, which will include bonuses.

Monition Ltd provides tailored services for process and manufacturing companies across the world. We are looking for Maintenance Engineers to carry out Condition Monitoring services. The position is mainly UK based; however overseas work may be required, which will include bonuses.

Applicants will be expected to have at least the basic qualifications and experience in either Electrical or Mechanical disciplines. This challenging role involves working alone and in teams, involves hands-on project work, and the application of technical skills and knowledge. The successful applicant will be an enthusiastic, highly motivated engineer who has a can-do approach and attitude. It will be necessary to have good communication skills and a desire to complete projects involving fieldwork at clients' sites as well as office based analysis, troubleshooting, and reporting tasks.

Apply: Please send CV and/or covering letter to reception@monition.com.

Aug 1 2011Monition Seek Trainee Condition Based Maintenance Engineer

Monition are currently seeking a Trainee Condition Based Maintenance Engineer.

Salary: £24k per annum
Location: Office base: Worksop, Notts. Travel to sites UK wide, including overnights stays where necessary.

Hours: Full-time, Mon-Fri, 40 hours per week, 8 hrs per day. Start and finish times vary to suit customer.
Requirements: Full clean driving licence, Mechanical Engineering Related HND or equivalent. IT literate and have good communication and customer service skills.

Training: Full training will be provided.

Duties: lubrication, machine health checks, data collection, reporting.

Provisions: company vehicle with fuel card, company mobile phone, health insurance, 33 days holiday (incl 8 Bank Hols), stakeholder pension available.

Apply: Please send CV and/or covering letter to reception@monition.com or see advert on Jobcentre plus. Closing date for application is 4th November 2011.

Jul 29 2011 Programme Developer Position on the back of Expansion at Monition

Due to recent expansion and increase in customer demand Monition Limited have a new vacancy for a Programme Developer to integrate into our team. Monition is an Internationally respected as a leading research and development house for condition monitoring technologies, Monition is constantly leading European and UK Government sponsored projects to drive innovation and to expand the application of monitoring techniques. The high cost of maintenance and unacceptably high machine failure rate remains a serious disadvantage to the competitiveness of industry.

Monition Limited is an Internationally respected as a leading research and development house for condition monitoring technologies, Monition is constantly leading European and UK Government sponsored projects to drive innovation and to expand the application of monitoring techniques. The high cost of maintenance and unacceptably high machine failure rate remains a serious disadvantage to the competitiveness of industry.

We need to appoint to our research and development team a Programme Developer to be involved in the science of condition monitoring and lubrication. The Programme Developer will report to the Oil Lab Manager. Your duties will include, the development of new software and maintenance and improvement of existing software used in the analysis of lubricating oils, energy surveys and condition monitoring techniques. A knowledge of the industry would be helpful to the right candidate who will have an appropriate Degree and have knowledge and working experience of the following: Devexpress xaf, Devexpress Reports. C# and VB.NET, ASP.NET, Win Form, Vb6, SQL server 2005 & 2008, PHP, JQuery, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, PhotoShop, Dreamweaver, SQL (T-SQL, Stored Procedure), AJAX, Crystal Reports.

Exposure to Agile development methodology Previous experience of working with multi user n-tier systems, Previous exposure to content, document and project document systems, Previous experience in unit testing, Previous exposure to web & windows services, Cross browser development, Experience of Windows Web Server 7.5 (IIS), Issue tracking and source control using TFS, planning and prioritizing workloads accordingly.

In the first instance can you should send your CV to Chris Wragg, Laboratory Manager, Monition Limited by email on c.wragg@monition.com

Jun 3 2011 Training Facility Centre Launched at Monition

After a significant development at our UK headquarters Monition is pleased to announce the launch of a new Training Centre facility for Demonstrations and Hands Condition Monitoring, Shaft Alignment & First Line Engineering Training. Increased demand throughout 2011 for Condition Monitoring services supported by our long term objective to be a single solution for large businesses as presented in our services client partnerships page.

Condition Monitoring Excellence Centre Overview

Companies today are under tremendous pressure to provide the highest levels plant productivity and quality at the lowest possible cost, whilst ensuring ever increasing safety and environmental requirements.

To meet these business-critical demands, maintenance professionals need to maximise machinery reliability whilst minimising maintenance costs - a very difficult balancing act indeed.

Monition understands that training is key to ensure you perform effectively. Monition offers a comprehensive range of training that covers every aspect of machine reliability - from the shop floor to the executive office.

Many of the courses that have been developed by Monition have both practical and theory with the emphasis being "practical". As one of the UK’s suppliers of world class maintenance and condition monitoring services all out engineers have undergone the various modules required to deliver the highest standards of service. This has lead to the need to adapt the courses to suit today’s challenging environment.

Monition Offer the following Training

  • Analytical
  • Condition Monitoring
  • Shaft Alignment
  • Six Sigma
  • Thermography
  • Inverter Control
  • Vibration Analysis

For additional information telephone Monition on 01909 722000. Alternatively you can email us at sales@monition.com

May 26 2011New Shaft Alignment Website Launched offering a comprehensive Online Knowledge Base

Monition is pleased to announce the launch of a new Shaft Alignment Tools website which can be found on the domain name www.shaftalignment.co.uk or by typing into Google “shaft alignment”. Our new website offers information on SHAFT ALIGNMENT PRODUCTS, SHAFT ALIGNMENT APPLICATIONS, SHAFT ALIGNMENT SERVICES and SHAFT ALIGNMENT TRAINING.

New Shaft Alignment Website Launched offering a comprehensive Online Knowledge Base

Shaft Alignment - The new website offers dedicated information on our premium Laser Shaft Alignment Products. Monition Ltd provides a complete Shaft Alignment solution to UK industry sectors and beyond. Shaft alignment is the process to align two or more shafts with each other to within a tolerated margin. It is an absolute requirement for machinery before the machinery is put in service. Monition is a Leader in this field supplying robust, easy to use Shaft Alignment systems in the UK. When a driver like an electric motor or a turbine is coupled to a pump, a generator, or any other piece of equipment, it is essential that the shafts of the two pieces are aligned. Any misalignment between the two increases the stress on the shafts and will almost certainly result in premature breakdown of the equipment. This can be very costly. When the equipment is down, production might be down. Also bearings or mechanical seals may be damaged and need to be replaced. A proper shaft alignment or the use of disc couplings can prevent this. Please click the image below to access our comprehensive Shaft Alignment Website.

For additional information telephone Monition on 01909 722000. Alternatively you can email us at sales@monition.com.

Mar 29 2011 Monition launches a Premium Online Oil Analysis Service - Oil Analysis

After six months of development and three months of field trials, Monition has launched a premium online Oil Analysis service tool for its global customer base. Intellioil has been developed as part of a £400,000 BIS (Business Innovation & Skills) project. Intellioil is now available online at www.intellioil.com. A full overview of overview of the technology and how it will enhance your business is shown below as a video presentation.

Monition launches a Premium Online Oil Analysis Service - Oil Analysis

Features include, Outlook style view to manage results recently imported, Dashboards and Graphical views. Use dashboards for easy monitoring of fleet alarms, alarms by division/depot, most recent alarms, monitor tasks and scheduled samples with the benefit of unlimited users. Add custom alarms, custom auto-comments in line with your requirements. Users can add new equipment or plants assets, archive old components and fit new components in addition to being able to filter fleet by sites, machines, component types, sets and vehicles.

Equipment quick searches and a report generator on demand will allow you to manage as a complete solution, Use template report formats or ask for custom reports to generate your own charts, tabulated data and trends which is unique in the industry. Import schema allows for easy import of lab data with no loss of historical data. Other features include the use multiple labs and import into one web host, access to Oil diagnostic manual, User guides and our Monition support - Phone, email, remote, site.

Oil Analysis-Background

  • Monition have provided Oil Condition Monitoring and Asset Management Services for over 20 years
  • In-house Laboratory
  • On-going investment and commitment to drive the laboratory forward
  • Contracts serviced from Rail, Automotive, Heavy plant, Quarry, Paper

Why Oil Analysis?

  • Increased Plant/ Fleet reliability
  • Increased Productivity
  • Maximise oil lifetime by only replacing lubricants when necessary
  • Prevent breakdowns by early identification of deteriorating machine components
  • Schedule planned downtime to maintain machines
  • Reduce lubrication and maintenance expense
  • Reduce environmental impact by reducing waste oils

Laboratory Testing Techniques

  • ICP - Wear metals, additives and contaminants
  • Viscosity 40°C, 60°C (rail), 100°C
  • Particle Size distribution (ISO 4406 Cleanliness)
  • Water
  • Ferrous Wear/ PQ
  • Di-electric
  • Total base number (alkaline reserve in engine oil)
  • Total acid number (monitors acid build up/oxidation ingear oils)
  • Total insoluble matter (soot and oxidised insolubles)
  • FTIR - Oxidation, Nitration, Sulphanation
  • Microscopic investigation - analysis of debris

Jan 21 2011 Capital Equipment Investment for Oil Analysis

Monition has recently invested in a new Thermo Scientific iCAP 6500 ICP Spectrometer, which is small in size, yet big on performance. This reinforces our commitment to offer the best detection capability of any optical ICP, with enhanced productivity and the optimum in application flexibility. This investment within our Oil Laboratory will allow complete confidence and reliability for rapid trace element analysis, rapid cost-effective analysis and low detection limits from the iCAP 6500 ICP Emission Spectrometer.

Capital Equipment Investment for Oil Analysis

This compact instrument offers exceptional analytical performance, while improving productivity and running costs. Its customer-focused technologies include simple sample introduction design, high-performance optics and innovative CID detector design. Monition offer a complete Oil Analysis service on a global scale. More information can be found here.

No Hassle Oil Analysis

  • Straightforward cost-per-sample for gear/compressor and hydraulic oils
  • We post the oil sampling kits to you
  • You take the oil samples and return them in the FREEPOST envelope provided
  • Our laboratory analyses the sample and emails the report directly to you
  • You use the information to perform preventative maintenance if and when required

The Thermo Scientific iCAP 6000 Series is a range of high performance ICP emission spectrometers which enable high sample throughput, application flexibility and low cost of ownership. The Thermo Scientific iCAP 6500 ICP provides powerful and cost efficient performance for the most demanding applications. The Thermo Scientific iCAP 6500 is a powerful, fully-featured ICP system, equal to the exacting requirements of the busiest, most demanding laboratories. Utilizing the latest design techniques, this compact ICP instrument has the core advantages of the iCAP 6000 Series platform - stability, performance and economical operation - with many additional features and functions that offer benefits in terms of application flexibility and analytical productivity.

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