While good vibrations (such as the Californian kind so famously sung about during the 1960s) are always a positive sign, others are far less desirable - and over time will adversely affect and perhaps even ultimately destroy precious equipment. Brüel & Kjær Vibro GmbH (BKV), a global forerunner in end-to-end condition monitoring solutions for industrial machinery, has spent longer deliberating the effects of vibrations than even the Beach Boys! With more than 60 years of experience in vibration measuring technology under its belt, the solutions developed by BKV can meet even the most stringent demands in security, condition and performance monitoring applications. They can be found all over the world in the oil and gas industry, petrochemicals and energy generation, where they are successfully used to reduce downtimes and maintenance costs and increase machine availability. The DDAU3 system that BKV is unveiling at HANNOVER MESSE 2018 is destined to set new standards in condition monitoring for the kinds of industrial machinery that don't need protective monitoring.
The DDAU3 has been specially designed for end-to-end monitoring of wind turbines, above all. A seamlessly integrated system comprising the DDAU3, sensors, control units, SCADA system and databases can do a whole lot more than just measure vibrations. This all goes toward boosting machine availability and performance, and thus ultimately energy generation. The measuring techniques and analysis tools involved in the process are some of the most advanced on the market. As a true edge device, the DDAU3 can be used to link systems in the cloud. The unit’s onboard processing capability also reduces the drain on the existing infrastructure, such as servers and networks. What’s more, the DDAU mobile device connection provides users with direct access to data, whatever their platform of choice, wherever they happen to be - and without compromising data security. The high connectivity of the DDAU3 means it can even be linked with databases such as OSIsoft PI for visualization, trending and diagnostics. And if all that's not enough, the package is perfectly rounded off by global B&K Vibro Support and its condition monitoring services.