The Delphin solution
Delphin explores new ways but from conventional starting points - unlike solutions which rely on artificial intelligence. Delphin products enable the creation of innovative expert systems which provide service technicians with information on the condition of their plant and machinery in the form of observation and warning messages. Clicking on a message gives access to graphs and diagrams which provide detailed information on the condition of the plant or machinery. This then enables any maintenance requirements to be performed.
Fundamentals of the Delphin solution
A basic premise of ProfiSignal CMS is that plant and machinery are always made up of the same types of components, e.g. power units, bearings, shafts, axles, gears etc. This is the case irrespective of whether the plant/machinery in question is a turbine, paper machine, pump, compressor, or any other. Processes tend towards a static operational state. This is signified, for example, by a regular number of rotations, the reaching of an operational temperature, the completion of a particular processing point etc. Components are exposed to the same types of aging factors, e.g. material fatigue, wear and tear, corrosion, deposits, leakages.
What Condition Monitoring does
ProfiSignal Condition Monitoring detects and assesses any changes taking place through process and vibration signals. Condition Monitoring detects those changes taking place within any type of plant and machinery which may not be detected as abnormalities or irregularities in other systems. These may be spontaneous changes or changes which develop over long time periods. Condition Monitoring can detect and assess changes taking place over short, mid or long term periods. Central to CMS is the establishment of a machine's basic condition. This takes place in the Teach-In phase. The basic condition can be established for any age of plant/machinery.
Processes are then constantly monitored and assessed. Irregularities are assessed and output as observations or warnings in alarm lists.
The seriousness of any malfunctioning is established through the graphing of the changes. There is a fundamental difference between changes taking place linearly or progressively.
ProfiSignal CMS is protected through several international patent laws.