Condition Monitoring for
Marine Refrigeration Plants
Based on Process Models

By Hugo Grimmelius
May 2005
Delft University Press
ISBN: 9040725624
309 pages, Illustrated, 6 " x 9 "
$95.00 Paper Original


Over the last decades the reliability, availability and safety of plants has become increasingly important for a number of reasons. One of the reasons is the increasing size and complexity of the plants, both onshore and offshore. The cost and safety risks have increased with the size, and the complexity has led to extensive automation. The human operator is not able to control the entire plant, nor able to assess its running condition, without the aid of this automation.

However, the amount of data available to the operators is enormous. Many parameters, variables and alarms are available simultaneously for evaluation; hence the need for automated evaluation of the data, or enhanced condition monitoring (sometimes incorrectly referred to as 'intelligent' condition monitoring). Contents include: Introduction, Enhanced Condition Monitoring, Modeling for Failure Mode Simulation, Model Verification, Matching and Validation, Failure Mode Effects: Measurement and Simulation, Conclusions and Recommendations.

Mechanical Engineering

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