Thinking Outside of the Cabinet

Locate, Analyze, and Identify Issues Before They Reach the Control Panel

Today's diagnostic equipment can help save large amounts of energy while reducing costly, unplanned downtime in modern process plants. Fluke test and measurement tools can diagnose and prevent possible catastrophes in overall system health, sensing, and power quality, when you conduct regular, routine maintenance and repair.

System Health: Motors, Drives, Pumps, Fans, & Compressors

Keeping a production line in top condition means monitoring complex systems to reduce or avoid glitches and failures at the unit level: electrical distribution systems, variable frequency drives (VFDs), programmable logic controllers (PLCs), lighting, communication circuitry, controls, emergency-stop systems, and more. Undiagnosed, these glitches/failures can cause tripping of conveyor drive systems, communication system failures, overheating equipment, and unsafe electrical systems. Fluke test and measurement tools help prevent downtime and additional costs, like unplanned labor, expediting parts, and lost production.

 

Sensing: Pressure, Temperature, & Electrical Signals

Process manufacturing plants require hundreds – even thousands – of sophisticated devices that perform countless critical operations ceaselessly, accurately, and reliably. Those devices, in turn, require regular inspection, testing, calibration, and repair. In a plant, a complete batch of products can be ruined if something goes awry at a critical point in the process, such as sensors malfunctioning and no longer collecting data. Fluke meters and calibrators allow you to test, measure, diagnose, and calibrate systems to prevent unplanned downtime and wasted costs.

Power Quality: Panel & Component Requirements

Power quality is critical. Issues with power quality can cause processes and equipment to malfunction or shut down, and the consequences range from excessive energy costs to bringing production to a complete stop. Most problems originate inside the facility and may be due to improper installation, equipment operated outside of design parameters, improper shielding or lack of power factor correction, and deteriorated cable insulation or grounding connections. These factors justify investing in in-house power-quality testing and monitoring products by Fluke.