Monitoring and analysis

Karsten Moholt collects all your data on companies, locations, machines and statuses in one place, together with reports and status history for all your machines.

We use a number of techniques to monitor and analyse your equipment in order to predict when it needs maintenance. Evaluating the state of your machinery enables us to track significant changes that indicate future failure.

This is a cost-effective solution for you as a customer, and performed by our qualified personnel it can lead to a significant improvement in maintenance.

 

Monitoring system

Sales and installation of monitoring systems

Industrial equipment does not fail suddenly, but breaks down slowly over time. Among the early signs of equipment failure are changes in temperature, vibration or noise signature. To be able to monitor and analyse the condition of your machinery a monitoring system must be installed which can efficiently identify early signs of equipment failure. However, in order to get the best results, the right type of monitoring must be installed on the right equipment.

Karsten Moholt identifies the equipment that needs monitoring, selects the right monitoring system, determines the optimal sensor placement, sets up databases for storing measurements, selects appropriate alert levels and documents the installation according to requirements and regulations. If necessary we can also train your employees in how to use the systems. However, we do recommend that we continously monitor and analyse your equipment to ensure the fastest possible response.

Karsten Moholt sells and installs monitoring systems for mechanical and electrical condition monitoring, laser alignment, particle count and oil quality. Many of the concepts have been developed at Karsten Moholt, and we are a market-leading company with extensive experience in this field.

Installation of monitoring systems gives the necessary foundation for monitoring and maintenance recommendations to predict and prevent critical equipment failure.

Analysis and maintenance recommendations

Troubleshooting

Karsten Moholt troubleshoots your equipment to get it up and running and solve immediate problems.

While we get the machinery up and running again we also map the extent and consequences of its downtime. If downtime is a recurring problem we can carry out a root cause analysis to identify and eliminate the underlying causes.

Karsten Moholt has a highly interdisciplinary team equipped to handle most challenges. We have a short response time and can usually be anywhere in the world in 24 hours.

 

Root cause analysis

Often we find that a few, but recurring, sources of error account for much of the unwanted downtime of your machinery. To get to the root of these faults one must uncover the underlying, hidden connections that lead to downtime.

A root cause analysis (RCA) is a systematic approach to detecting the source of recurring errors and defining measures to handle them.

A root cause analysis quickly pays off, as recurring errors and unneccesary downtime is eliminated by correcting the underlying causes of the error.

Karsten Moholt has a highly interdisciplinary team equipped to handle most challenges. We have a short response time and can usually be anywhere in the world in 24 hours.

Monitoring and Maintenance recommendations

My CBM is Karsten Moholt’s own tool that gives you full overview of your machinery. In My CBM, all reports about the condition of your equipment are available at any time. My CBM is the key to a successful condition-monitoring programme.

When using My CBM, if your monitoring systems show early signs of equipment failure, we can send you error messages by e-mail. Based on an analysis of the error message, we can provide maintenance recommendations and preventive measures to avoid equipment failure and unneccesary downtime.

Early notice of defects give you time to schedule the necessary maintenance and order spare parts. Monitoring also lets you avoid unneccessary periodic maintenance and potential errors related to this. All in all, monitoring and maintenance recommendations for your equipment reduce unneccessary downtime.

Karsten Moholt’s diagnostic centre has certified vibration experts up to level 4 in accordance with ISO 18436-2 and extensive experience with most machine types. Karsten Moholt was the first company to be certified by Det Norske Veritas (DNV) to perform condition-based maintenance on mobile offshore units. Today we are also certified by ABS for our services.

Contact us at cmsupport@kmoas.no for more information.

SkAIwatch

To be able to detect errors at an early stage and avoid downtime on rotating equipment, you need to consider more parameters than a single person can analyse. Traditional condition-based monitoring is based on a limited number of parameters that do not necessarily provide the complete overview of the equipment’s condition.

SkAIwatch is a predictive maintenance programme from Karsten Moholt that supports all types of rotating machinery. We have used our experts in electrical machinery and vibration analysis and machine learning in order to automate deviation detection and prognoses. SkAIwatch uses big data combined with machine learning and deep learning to monitor and reveal the condition of your rotating equipment.

SkAIwatch can reduce your maintenance costs by 30–40 %, unplanned downtime by 40–50 % and optimise spare parts storage by 15–20 %.

Karsten Moholt has experience with electromechanic rotating equipment since 1945. This competence gives us a great advantage in developing predictive maintenance.

Read more about SkAIwatch here.