February 2018

Special Focus: Materials Manufacturing

How the “LLF” condition monitoring technique can improve manufactured product profitability

Technological advances have allowed predictive maintenance (i.e., condition-based maintenance) to overtake preventive maintenance in plant operations. “Look, listen and feel (LLF)” is a condition monitoring technique that improves the reliability of equipment and machinery in manifolds.

Das, S., Bahrain Petroleum Co. (Bapco)

Technological advances have allowed predictive maintenance (i.e., condition-based maintenance) to overtake preventive maintenance in plant operations. “Look, listen and feel (LLF)” is a condition monitoring technique that improves the reliability of equipment and machinery in manifolds. This monitoring improves the profitability of the manufactured product and increases the safety of complex, hazardous processes and systems. It is uneconomical to install online condition monitoring tools for each piece of equipment. LLF is an effective condition monitoring tool that identifies the key indicators of machine failures and maintenance requirements. The concept is to look, listen and feel the ma

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