Friday, July 29, 2011

Bently Nevada System One Software Applications

Bently Nevada System One Software Applications

New System 1 Bundling System 1 for Power Generation
Our new condition monitoring platform System 1 for Power Generation is a pre-licensed System 1 package (point size and interfaces) that is designed to meet the needs of power generators.
Application Packages

Application Packages provide the ability to view the plots relevant to a specific type of asset or application. There are a number of software packages available that address many of our customers' most often-requested applications.

Lubricant Analysis Data Import

Bently Nevada System 1 Lubricant Analysis Data Import Application Package allows customers to work with their existing labs to receive lubricant analysis data in a “.csv” (or Excel) format that we have defined for easy lubricant data import into System 1. Once the data is in system 1, general trending, easy correlation of lubricant analysis data with other condition monitoring data, alarm and event trigger configurations, and Decision Support rules can be performed and implemented to provide a better overall picture of machinery health and to help make better decisions regarding plant performance. Correlating lube data with other condition monitoring and process readings reduces missed failures and enables optimization of overall maintenance expenses with minimized negative impact to from an equipment failure mode.

System Extenders

System Extender modules are designed to work in conjunction with one or more types of System 1 applications, providing extended functionality applicable to a particular asset type, data collection method, or optimization task. Available System Extender modules include:

Dry Gas Seal Monitoring

The Dry Gas Seal System 1 RulePak enables customers to understand their seal health and take appropriate action ranging from “run to next outage” to “immediate shut down and repair. This new capability increases the ability to reduce process gas leakage during production runs and reduce flare events due to leakage. It also enables Condition Based Maintenance for compressor dry gas seal system and provides proactive advisories on the most common failure modes enabled at levels below control or protection alarms and trip setpoints. Additionally, machine availability is improved via more intelligent planned maintenance and fewer unexpected outages.

Corrosion and Erosion Monitoring

This extender detects and reports on piping system wall thickness, enabling you to trend and mitigate degradation from corrosion and erosion. Managing wall thickness and other fixed assets presents a costly challenge to most plants. Rightrax with the System 1 platform can integrate the most critical piping and vessel assets into a condition-based maintenance program. Such a program can typically produce a one year ROI based on moving time based inspection costs to an on-line condition monitoring infrastructure and management program.

GEnyus System 1® System Extender

Combines the domain expertise derived from an installed fleet of 6,500 GE Oil & Gas reciprocating compressors, with more than 40 years of Bently™ Nevada condition monitoring experience on recips, to create a powerful package that harnesses all of this knowledge – and available in a tightly integrated component of System 1 software.

Impulse/Impact Rulepak

Traditionally, protection bands from the Bently Nevada 3500/70M monitor and threshold alarms from other 3500 monitors alert users to the problem areas within these data sets. The Impact/Impulse RulePak builds on this proven foundation to provide powerful real-time analytics on your reciprocating compressor data, integrating synchronized pressure, load, and vibration measurements.

EAM/CMMS Interfaces

Interfaces to many of today's most common maintenance management platforms including:

* SAP** R/3** plant maintenance module
* MAXIMO** system from MRO Software and others

Decision Support

Allows users to generate and maintain their own custom rules for use by System 1's standard decision support and notification capabilities.

Pre-configured rules that embed GE mechanical diagnostic expertise for specific machinery types. Individual RulePaks are available for the following:

* Steam Turbines
* Reciprocating Compressors
* Industrial Gas Turbines
* Aeroderivative Gas Turbines
* Electric Motors and others

source: GE bently nevada web

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Strain Gauge

Typical foil strain gauge. The gauge is far more sensitive to strain in the vertical direction than in the horizontal direction. The markings outside the active area help to align the gauge during installation.

A strain gauge is a device used to measure the strain of an object. Invented by Edward E. Simmons and Arthur C. Ruge in 1938, the most common type of strain gauge consists of an insulating flexible backing which supports a metallic foil pattern. The gauge is attached to the object by a suitable adhesive, such as cyanoacrylate.As the object is deformed, the foil is deformed, causing its electrical resistance to change. This resistance change, usually measured using a Wheatstone bridge, is related to the strain by the quantity known as the gauge factor.

Physical operation

A strain gauge takes advantage of the physical property of electrical conductance and its dependence on not merely the electrical conductivity of a conductor, which is a property of its material, but also the conductor's geometry. When an electrical conductor is stretched within the limits of its elasticity such that it does not break or permanently deform, it will become narrower and longer, changes that increase its electrical resistance end-to-end. Conversely, when a conductor is compressed such that it does not buckle, it will broaden and shorten, changes that decrease its electrical resistance end-to-end. From the measured electrical resistance of the strain gauge, the amount of applied stress may be inferred.

A typical strain gauge arranges a long, thin conductive strip in a zig-zag pattern of parallel lines such that a small amount of stress in the direction of the orientation of the parallel lines results in a multiplicatively larger strain over the effective length of the conductor—and hence a multiplicatively larger change in resistance—than would be observed with a single straight-line conductive wire. Strain gauges measure only local deformations and can be manufactured small enough to allow a "finite element" like analysis of the stresses to which the specimen is subject. This can be positively used in fatigue studies of materials.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Looking a Solar Panel for Bird's House

Found this on the net.

Product Description

Metec Solar power station is ranging from 20watts to 10KW.
50watts=50watts solar panel
10kw=10kw solar panel

OFF-GRID SOLAR power SYSTEM 1000W (can be changed into on-grid according customer needs)
1) Can provide electricity for6-8h/days
2) Can guarantee that two consecutive rainy days of normal power supply.
3) Solar modules for peak power: 1000 Wp.
4) The output voltage to: 220 VAC +10% (Or 115VAC +10%)
5) Max Peak Power in one days (6-8 Hours) 6000-8000W
6) The maximum power load for the system: 800 W.
7) Protection: Battery Charger Protection, Battery Low Voltage Protection, Overload Protection

Short Circuit Protection, Thermal Protection, Fault Indication Function
1000W solar system can power the following
20 Energy Saver Bulbs
1 Radio or CD/DVD player
4 Fan
1 Refrigerator
1 Desktop / Laptop
1 20" Colour TV

Major Component
1)10PCS* Solar Modules 100w 17.2V 5.81A Polycrystalline (Mono crystalline )
2)1set * Solar Charger Controller 12V/24V 50Amps
3)1set * Solar Inverter Pure Sine Wave 24V 1000W
4)12PCS* Deep Cycle Battery Maintenance-free 12V 100AH
5)1set* Cable, Connector

Friday, July 22, 2011

New ContiComfortContact CC5 - RM200 per tyre

I already changed 4 tires for my toyota car which total cost me at RM800.00. The replacement of new tires already included balancing and alignment work.

I changed it at Jalan Kapar Klang.

Now the problem is the alignment. Already went to 2 workshop to do alignment work but until now still not good. Not sure what is the root cause. But not because of the new tires.


The rotor is the non-stationary part of a rotary electric motor, electric generator or alternator, which rotates because the wires and magnetic field of the motor are arranged so that a torque is developed about the rotor's axis. In some designs, the rotor can act to serve as the motor's armature, across which the input voltage is supplied. The stationary part of an electric motor is the stator. A common problem is called cogging torque.

Introduction to Pressure Transducers

Pressure Transducer

What is a pressure transducer? A pressure transducer is a transducer that converts pressure into an analog electrical signal. Although there are various types of pressure transducers, one of the most common is the strain-gage base transducer.

The conversion of pressure into an electrical signal is achieved by the physical deformation of strain gages which are bonded into the diaphragm of the pressure transducer and wired into a wheatstone bridge configuration. Pressure applied to the pressure transducer produces a deflection of the diaphragm which introduces strain to the gages. The strain will produce an electrical resistance change proportional to the pressure.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Electric Generator

In electricity generation, an electric generator is a device that converts mechanical energy to electrical energy. A generator forces electrons in the windings to flow through the external electrical circuit. It is somewhat analogous to a water pump, which creates a flow of water but does not create the water inside. The source of mechanical energy may be a reciprocating or turbine steam engine, water falling through a turbine or waterwheel, an internal combustion engine, a wind turbine, a hand crank, compressed air or any other source of mechanical energy.

Early 20th century alternator made in Budapest, Hungary, in the power generating hall of a hydroelectric station Early Ganz Generator in Zwevegem, West Flanders, Belgium

The reverse conversion of electrical energy into mechanical energy is done by an electric motor, and motors and generators have many similarities. In fact many motors can be mechanically driven to generate electricity, and very frequently make acceptable generators.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Benly Nevada System One Software

continue from last posting...

System 1® Software

System 1 Software
Condition Monitoring and Diagnostics Software Platform

Widely used across many industries, System 1 enables plant personnel to quickly identify important events, evaluate the situation, and respond, leading to increased equipment availability, reliability, and reduced maintenance costs. System 1 is GE Energy’s patented software platform for real-time optimization of equipment and selected processes, condition monitoring, and event diagnostics. Similar in concept to a process control system which allows users to understand, diagnose, and control their process conditions in real time, the System 1 platform provides this capability for the assets that drive your process.


Increased safety
A single “miss” on safety or the environment can be disastrous. Proactive capabilities mean fewer, less severe mechanical failures that could impact people and the environment.

Improved reliability and availability
Healthy assets are assets you can depend on when they are needed. Problems can be identified and dealt with early in the progression of symptoms – before they translate to expensive downtime.

Optimized maintenance costs
System 1 helps you plan maintenance by allowing you to base decisions on actual condition – so you can fix only what really needs fixing and address problems when they are small and less expensive.

Lower energy costs
Energy costs are often a plant’s single largest operating expense. System 1 helps assess and correct the conditions that waste energy.

Fewer forced outages, less lost production
Even the most expensive repair and maintenance costs are often eclipsed by the enormous costs of lost or reduced production. System 1 can generally save one or more days of lost production due to mechanical failures in the first year alone, often paying for the entire system in a single “event.”

Increased thermal efficiency/optimized heat rate
System 1 can provide the information you need to understand and correct degradations in these important parameters, and optimize the balance between energy costs, maintenance costs, and production revenues – often translating to significant financial benefits.

Increased employee productivity
In today’s “lean” environment, people are already spread too thin. Instead of using people to hunt for problems, System 1 allows your people to work on identified problems, armed with relevant information on the identified symptoms and root causes.

Move data, not people
With its remote access capabilities, System 1 can reduce travel costs, minimizing the need for people to move from place to place collecting data, and leaving them extra time for completing more meaningful activities. Data can not only be collected remotely, it can be analyzed remotely, allowing users to more easily manage assets from various locations – whether across an entire globally dispersed enterprise, or simply another process unit elsewhere in the plant.

Easier collaboration
Key information can easily be shared between all relevant parties – employees, contractors, suppliers, or consultants – in real time. Enhanced collaboration means more relevant expertise can be applied to problems for faster, better resolution.

Faster response, reduced human variance
Abnormal situations can be stressful, making it difficult for people to respond both quickly and properly. System 1 delivers Actionable Information* advisories that tell your people exactly how to respond to events – you decide in advance and embed these details right in the software. Instead of deciding how to respond, personnel can respond with predetermined actions – and at the speed your business demands.


Sophisticated alarm management
System 1 enables true “management by exception” with its sophisticated alarm handling capabilities for the entire enterprise, ensuring that only relevant events and alarms are delivered to your operations and other personnel. No more overwhelming alarm lists, nuisance alarms, and cryptic messaging with insufficient details – you control the level of attention given to each event, the type of notification, the people notified, and all other details.

Configurable data acquisition and storage resolution
Data capture can be individually configurable for each point and can be triggered by an event, by the state of another variable, by predetermined time intervals, or any combination of these parameters. “Dead band” capabilities ensure that data which is not changing within user-configurable limits for each point can be suppressed from storage – helping keep database sizes compact without missing important information and events or disrupting trend resolution.

Powerful analytic and diagnostic capabilities
Data can be manipulated and presented using an extensive library of tools and functions – data can even be exported to spreadsheets and imported again for special calculations. Advanced plot management tools – such as plot grouping – make it easy to create, save, access, and duplicate plots of common interest. Users can quickly see what happened before and after an event using intuitive “zoom in/zoom out” capabilities on plot time ranges.

Support for Virtual Private Network (VPN) technologies
VPN technologies are being increasingly used by many of our customers for accessing their corporate networks via a public Internet connection – without compromising security. System 1 fully supports this technology, providing the most convenient remote access capabilities we’ve ever been able to offer.

Fully customizable displays
Just as you configure and personalize your Windows® desktop, System 1 users can individually configure their display capabilities, ensuring that only those assets and portions of the enterprise relevant to them are presented.

Enhanced IT management and support capabilities
System 1* has been designed for highly secure and robust operation without the need for extensive support from your company’s Information Technology Department, while still providing powerful tools and capabilities for them to centrally manage the PCs across your enterprise.

One database
System 1 integrates numerous data sources into a single system, reducing the need for learning and maintaining multiple systems. Portable data collectors, online wired and wireless continuous and intermittent measurement systems, manually entered data and notes, and many other data sources – all are now brought together in a single system.

Highly scalable
Your System 1 implementation can start small and build through an architecture and pricing structure that has been deliberately designed for scalability and affordability. Pay for what you need today, add what you need tomorrow.

One user interface
System 1 accepts data from multiple sources but eliminates the need for learning and navigating multiple user interface environments – providing a consistent, intuitive look and feel for viewing data and information. When you need access to external systems and user interfaces, its built-in DocuView* features provide consistent, easy-to-use access to supplementary programs, data, drawings, documents, web pages, and any other information that you can link to from your computer.

Root cause analysis
System 1 provides unrivaled root cause diagnostic capabilities by allowing users to “drill down” and examine the sequence of events leading up to a problem, analyze the data using powerful graphical and tabular presentation formats, and then document this learning, either by posting notes in the database or by generating new rules, capable of automatically analyzing future events with the same root cause.

source: GE bently nevada web

Friday, July 8, 2011

Samsung Galaxy S 2 Hands-On

Samsung Galaxy S 2 Hands-On

General Specs:

1. 4.3″ SUPER AMOLED Plus
2. Samsung Dual Core Application Processor
3. World Thinnest 8.49mm Slim Design
4. HSPA+ 21Mbps
5. Wi-Fi Direct
6. AllShare
7. 8MP Camera with LED Flash
8. Full HD Recording & Playback
9. NFC (Near Field Communication)
10. Game Hub, Social Hub, Music Hub, Readers Hub

Thursday, July 7, 2011

10 days to go for registration - Asean Elenex 2011 & Industrial Automation 2011

ASEAN Elenex 2011 (AE 2011) and Industrial Automation 2011 (IA 2011) will be held from 20 – 23 July 2011 at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre. This would be an ideal business sourcing platform of Transmission & Distribution and Electrical Engineering as well as the Manufacturing Industry.

Those who want the details can click at my last post on this exhibition below:

ASEAN Elenex 2011

Monday, July 4, 2011

Ball Pressure Gauge

Tachikara GAUGE Ball Pressure Gauge. Price is around $12.95
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