Detection of a Bearing Outer Race Failure on a critical pump saved downtime cost of $145K
The process condensate pump, one of the critical pumps in the manufacturing process, has a history of failures every 6 to 12 months. It is a centrifugal pump operating at 3000 rpm with a discharge pressure of 28 MPa (400 psi). Each day this pump is offline, it costs the plant as much as $145,000 in lost production and each failure costs tens of hundreds of dollars to execute an unplanned repair. Nanoprecise Sci Corp was asked to implement a predictive maintenance solution in order to detect faults at an early stage and provide a reliable prediction of Remaining Useful Life (RUL).