Experts worldwide agree – the only way to ensure safe, reliable, efficient, economical operation of reciprocating compressors is to monitor them continuously and take appropriate action based on the information the monitoring systems provide.
That simple objective, however, is difficult to put into practice. The variety of instruments, systems, and methodologies for machine monitoring and diagnostics can be perplexing. Descriptions and claims are sometimes similar, sometimes conflicting, and almost always confusing.
To help provide clarity for your decision process, we offer this plain-language guide to system selection. It lists the essential capabilities a system should have and explains why those capabilities are needed.
Of course, this guide is provided by PROGNOST Systems, so we understandably present our point of view. However, that view is the culmination of more than 20 years of experience in developing and applying monitoring and diagnostics systems around the world. We sincerely hope our depth of experience will be of assistance to you as you evaluate and implement a system for your operation.