Condition monitoring is about having the correct information available to understand the operational health of a gas turbine. Deployment of one or more intelligent systems for condition monitoring will result in fewer unscheduled outages, higher availability and lower overall costs.

VBR Turbine Partners has in-depth knowledge of gas turbine operations and the impact of various key parameters on wear and efficiency. Focusing on maintenance we can analyse inspection results and data gathered from the monitoring systems of the gas turbine and its subsystems. With this information VBR is able to predict accurately when problems will occur.

DECIDE remote decision support

With DECIDE remote decision support we monitor and analyze key parameters, such as start-up behavior, performance, pressures, temperatures, vibrations, atmospheric contamination, lube oil debris) and disruptions of the gas turbine.

With DECIDE we immediately detect changes in engine behavior. This predictive information enables operators to schedule a maintenance intervention before a failure occurs. This will avoid unnecessary downtime, minimize repair costs and contribute to extended service intervals & total life extension of a gas turbine.

The use of DECIDE permits a shift from time-based maintenance to condition-based maintenance leading to more efficient maintenance interventions and calculated extensions of the OEM prescribed maintenance service intervals.

Gastops MetalSCAN and DECIDE

A proven example of smart condition monitoring is the use of Gastops MetalSCAN for very early detection of bearing deterioration and damage.