Continuous Monitoring Systems use a powerful processor to screen asset health data on the plant floor. This 24x7 data screening is useful for acquiring machine startup data or for auxiliary assets that do not have a scheduled shift. Learn more about the technical screening capabilities of Continuous Monitoring Systems.
If the network is temporarily unavailable, the Continuous Monitoring System (Figure 1) stores the waveform dataset locally until network access is restored. Typical plant and factory installations have one InsightCMTM server per plant with 20 to 250 Continuous Monitoring Systems.
Screen data to reduce the overall data volume and provide a way to isolate important asset events. The following triggers to capture data:
Preset a time to collect data at higher acquisition rates (up to 102.4 kS/s per channel) to analyze assets with slow rotational speed. Continuous Monitoring Systems then revert to the lower set acquisition rate for feature calculation, trigger, and alarm screening.
Create an operating state to set different data and tag-collection properties for specific conditions. For example, you might want to collect data from equipment more frequently when the equipment is under a heavy load than when it is idle. If you define an operating state, the Continuous Monitoring System detects the heavy-load condition and implements a different set of data-collection properties in response. This feature is also used to capture motor-start data sets (Figure 2) that are valuable to condition monitoring professionals but can be difficult to acquire due to remote locations or short-notice starts.