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ibaCMC Condition Monitoring Center

Condition Monitoring of complex plants

The Condition Monitoring Center ibaCMC is a high end web-based desktop application for trending, alarming and reporting tasks. The only piece of software needed on the client side is a web browser.

In brief

  • Analysis and configuration backend for ibaCMUs
  • Comfortable database driven trend analysis
  • High end web-based desktop application
  • Extensive mechanical component library
  • Alarming and reporting module (e-mail)
  • Virtual trend calculation module
  • User and group management module
  • Support of multiple trends, zooming, auto-reload, navigation bar

Role based user management

Role based user management

Different user roles (e.g. administrator, signal analyst, electrical maintenance, responsible plant engineer) demand different functionality and different data to look at. The detailed user configuration module provides an extensive toolbox for this task.

Easy configuration

Easy configuration

The ibaCMC provides a built in component library, which can be used to setup the plant configuration quickly by using the provided Drag & Drop functionality

Hardware configuration

Hardware configuration

The hardware configuration module allows the flexible configuration of the ibaCMU devices. TCP/IP communication and optional ibaNet750 connections via ibaNet FO are supported as well. The configuration can be downloaded to the ibaCMU directly, which will automatically perform a reboot, to apply the new configuration.

Trend view

Trend view

The trending module provides all the well known functionality like zooming, multiple trends in the same view, cursors, navigator bar and many more. Linked to the trend time axis detailed analysis of time signals, FFT and envelope FFT can be performed. The auto-reload function updates the views automatically when the trend cursor is moved.

Trend view, envelope FFT, time signal

Virtual trending

Virtual trending

The ibaCMC also supports so called "virtual trending". Fault indicators (trends) being calculated from vibration signals, are depending on the process conditions of the plant or the environment, which leads to false alarms. The virtual trending module uses additional process data to compensate this effect. In combination with the ibaPDA process data acquisition system, providing connectivity to all major PLCs, field buses and network protocols, the relevant process data are easy to access.

Example for „virtual trending“: The fault indicators for bearings or gearing derived exclusively from the frequency spectrum or envelope spectrum are, in part, strongly influenced by environmental conditions. This may lead to false alarms, see picture on the left. When the vibration signals are correlated to process signals, the quality of trending and alarming will increase significantly, see pictures on the right without false alarm. .

Alarming and reporting features

Alarming and reporting features

Every trend has got several status properties, where configured users can be alarmed on:

  • threshold value is exceeded
  • trend value is below threshold value
  • variance of the trend is exceeded
  • standard deviation is exceeded.

The trend status properties themselves can be combined and even weighted individually to get more meaningful alarms. The alarms will be sent to configured users via e-mail. PDF reports can be sent in addition to the mentioned alarms. The user can choose out of a predefined set of PDF reports.

Installation possibilities

Installation possibilities

ibaCMC can be operated in several ways. The classic way is to install it on a dedicated server hardware, but it can also be integrated into a virtual environment (e. g. VMware® ESX™) seamlessly. It therefore can be operated in an electrical room near the plant, in the IT department or it can even be hosted at an external service provider.

Available on request only, please contact us.

Because the configuration of a condition monitoring system, the selection and installation of the sensors and the interpretation of results requires solid knowledge in the field of vibration analysis, we recommend the integration of the system through a qualified supplier or together with support services (consulting, training, support).

Please refer to the product sheet for technical data.

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