Machinery Monitoring Systems

 

ProBalance™ Plus

Compressor Engineering (CECO) and MMS have collaborated to enhance the ProBalance system.  The ProBalance Plus system makes keeping your slow-speed, natural gas fueled engines in balance a snap!  ProBalance Plus continuously monitors the peak firing pressures in up to 20 cylinders and automatically adjusts the electronic Fuel Gas Modulators (eFGMs) to maintain PFPs across the engine to a user definable tolerance.   The Probalance Plus system generates an alarm if the engine is unbalanced or any cylinder exceeds user-definable PFP or standard deviation. The ProBalance Plus uses CECO designed and manufactured eFGMs which are based on their standard FGMs that have been in use for years.  The eFGMs are available in several sizes from 1.5” to 2.5” NPT.  If you have manual CECO FGMs installed, they can be upgraded by simply adding the eFGM actuator!

Probalance Key Features:

  • Automatic, continuous engine balancing
  • Alarms on balance, over-pressure, standard deviation
  • MODBUS communication to Unit PLC
  • 7” local touchscreen display
  • Balance reports
  • Fast , easy installation
  • Class I, Division 2 rating pending

 

ProBalance

The Machinery Monitoring Systems ProBalance system makes keeping your slow-speed, natural gas fueled engines in balance a snap!  ProBalance continuously monitors the peak firing pressures in up to 20 cylinders and generates an alarm if the engine is unbalanced or any cylinder exceeds user-definable PFP or standard deviation.  The balancing process is also a snap!  Simply take the Snapshot wireless tablet out on the engine and continuously monitor every cylinder’s PFP while adjusting the balance valves.  When the desired balance is achieved, click the “As-left” button on the tablet to generate a PDF balance report to print-out, save or email. Probalance Key Features:

  • Continuous combustion monitoring
  • Alarms on balance, over-pressure, standard deviation
  • Live data wirelessly transmitted to Snapshot tablet
  • As-found, As-left & Balance reports
  • Fast , easy installation
  • Class I, Division 2 rating pending

ProBalance Components Balance Control Module (BCM) installed at unit or control panel:

  • 12” x 10” x 6” NEMA 4X enclosure
  • Magnetic mounts
  • 7” touchscreen, local display of all parameters
  • Pressure curves display
  • 24 VDC power
  • MODBUS communication to UCP

Engine Cylinder Module (ECM) installed at each power cylinder

  • 5” x 3” x 2.25 NEMA 4X package
  • Magnetic mounting
  • Each ECM “daisy-chained with single, armored cable
  • Each ECM includes valve connector for optional expansion to Automatic Balancing

Snapshot™ Engine Balancer

The Machinery Monitoring Systems Snapshot Engine Balancer is a portable, 2-channel analyzer for slow-speed, natural gas fueled engine balancing. The ignition clip allows the operator to first verify proper functioning ignition on all cylinders before attempting to balance an engine. The quick ignition test provides a green, yellow or red indication of ignition quality based on breakdown voltage and spark duration. These parameters are user definable on a per-engine basis. After verifying good ignition, the operator can then proceed with collecting “as-found” balance data. After making appropriate adjustments to fuel flow the operator can collect “as-left” balance data. The belt worn data acquisition module has a rechargeable battery and connectors for a pressure sensor and a secondary spark clip. The module transmits the data to the Snapshot tablet wirelessly via BluetoothTM. Pressure and ignition curves are displayed on the tablet for the operator. Engine Balance and Ignition reports are available in PDF format for saving, printing or emailing. The Snapshot Balancer utilizes a Station|Machine|Route database that makes it easy to use company-wide.

Snapshot™ Engine Balancer Key Features:

Portable balancer for engines

  •  Two channel unit, Ruggedized-EMI Resistant
  •  Engine cylinder pressure
  •  2-Stroke/4-Stroke
  •  Spike Removal/Smoothing
  •  Secondary Ignition
  •  Wireless communication from data module to tablet
  •  8-hour battery life
  •  Class I, Division 2 rating pending

Belt-mounted Snapshot Data Acquisition Module

Snapshot Balancer Kit Contents:

  •  Snapshot Tablet Computer
  •  Snapshot Acquisition Module
  •  Ballistic Nylon Belt Case
  •  Balancing Software
  •  1500 PSI DC Engine Pressure Sensor
  •  Kiene Valve Wrench
  •  Spark Clip
  •  Tablet Docking Station/Charger
  •  Charger for Snapshot Module Battery
  •  Neck Strap
  •  Shipping Case

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As the Canadian distributor for Machinery Monitoring Systems, Signet can now offer these innovative machinery performance monitoring products to enhance your equipment. MMS is focused on developing machinery health monitoring products and services for industrial rotating and reciprocating machinery commonly used in the gas transmission, midstream, gas processing, and petrochemical industries.