Why it matters
Reliable monitoring of complex production assets not only requires precise analyses and intelligent algorithms, but also powerful processing hardware. Your hardware must satisfy the demands of multiple sensors permanently acquiring data for processing a high number of analyses at different spectrum frequencies in real-time.
The best approach
Be sure the monitoring technology you choose is backed by the processing horsepower you need. Specialized hardware is available to run hundreds of analyses in parallel, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, providing more than 12,000 FFT lines in less than 1 millisecond.
Ask you vendor for detailed proof. For example, a six megawatt gearbox driven by a single motor should not be diagnosed with fewer than 600 analyses in parallel. Let your vendor explain his hardware layout and how it is capable of providing the processing power your asset needs.