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StressWave Systems

 

State-of-the-art condition monitoring

Scientech StressWav Systems' innovative Stress Wave Analysis (SWANTM) technology (formerly SWANtech) provides superior results over other technologies used in condition monitoring applications, such as vibration analysis, oil and lubrication analysis and infrared thermography.

SWANTM Technology

  • Provides the Earliest Detection of Damage
  • Quantifiable Measurement of Damage and Trendable Parameters
  • PinPoints Source of Damage by Measuring the Frequency of Shock and Friction Events that are indicators of Component Damage
  • Eliminates False Alarms
  • Accommodates the Widest Range of Operating Environmnets including Very Low Speed as Well as High-speed Machinery
  • Generic Configurations for most Types of Machines
  • Simple to Learn and Easy to Use Significantly Reducing Operatiring Costs
  • Provides Continuous Online Monitoring

SWAN advantages make a

difference for operators of

offshore oil platforms whose

remote location makes the

cost of either equipment failure

or a false alarm - very high

Our StressWave Solutions
SWANguard SWANview SWANsensor

 

Intelligent Condition Monitoring Modules

SWANguard Condition MonitoringSWANguard™ - is the intelligent condition monitoring module that is the basis for all measurements and data acquisition. The SWANguard+ continuously monitors the connected stress wave sensors and calculates the corresponding stress wave energy and peak amplitude values. Using Scientech's patented Stress Wave Analysis (SWAN™) technology, the SWANguard+ provides superior accuracy in detecting faults, providing a degree of resolution into machine dynamics previously unattainable using traditional diagnostic methods.

Sensors are connected to a SWANguard+ data acquisition unit that can support up to 16 sensors. It is designed to be seamlessly integrated into existing plant management and control systems or to be used in stand-alone applications. The SWANguard+ supports an industry standard MODBUS/TCP communications over Ethernet and is also available in various wireless configurations. Data is extracted from the SWANguard+ for viewing via a variety of standard communication links. Wireless spread spectrum radio, WiFi, fiber optic, Ethernet and cellular communications are also supported for applications where conventional wiring is costly or impractical.

 

Operator Display Software

SWANview Operator Display SoftwareSWANview™ - is the base line decision support monitoring software that enables the user to view and trend all sensors and external process measurements (i.e. RPM) tied to the SWANguard+ units. The SWANguard+ data is easily transferred to SWANview. SWANview is a highly scalable, standards-based networked system offering remote monitoring and diagnostics across a local area network (LAN), wide area network (WAN), or the Internet. It enables operators or equipment manufacturers to assess the condition of machinery and isolate faults in large, remotely located, or unmanned facilities. It provides for equipment monitoring and management - either plant- or enterprise-wide - from a central location.

SWANview provides comprehensive analysis tools for easy diagnostic and assessment purposes. FFT, Histogram and Operating History are part of the tool set. Operational and environmental parameters can be trended and correlated with Stress Wave values for asset and operational optimization. The SWANview software can be deployed at both the local (site) level as well as the enterprise (fleet) level.

 

Patented, Superior Monitoring Sensors

Pantented, Superior Monitoring SensorsSWANsensor™ - is a highly sensitive device, specifically designed to detect friction/shock induced stress waves occurring at ultrasonic frequencies within industrial machinery and process devices. SWANsensors utilize a proprietary piezoelectric sensing element and contain integrated signal condition electronics with the sensor body. The small size and available external mounting options that include stud, bolt-on, and epoxy, enable attachment to almost any type of machine surface in any type of operating environment.