August 2005

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HP Integration Strategies: Condition monitors become smaller, cheaper and almost wireless

Condition monitoring for rotating equipment has been identified as a major potential application for wireless sensor networks in manufacturing. Only a small percentage of the rotating equipment instal..

Forbes, H., ARC Advisory Group

Condition monitoring for rotating equipment has been identified as a major potential application for wireless sensor networks in manufacturing. Only a small percentage of the rotating equipment installed in operating plants is monitored continuously, due to the high costs of monitoring systems. This cost limits deployment of condition monitors to major pieces of rotating equipment within a plant. These, while critical, are not the only pieces of equipment that can cause serious process disturbances or result in lost production capacity. Drivers for wireless condition monitoring. The US Department of Energy is now sponsoring several research programs focused on improving performance of

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