Monitoring Applications

Monitoring Applications

that nobody else can!

While monitoring standard applications is straightforward, the true challenge lies in monitoring critical applications where readily available solutions are scarce. Infinite Uptime, leveraging its continuously powered piezoelectric sensing technology, excels at diagnosing faults even in the most demanding scenarios.
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Elevated Temperatures

Battery-based MEMS sensors are not suitable for high-temperature applications. Infinite Uptime excels in monitoring high-temperature applications, reaching surface temperatures of up to 300°F. These applications span various industries, including Steel (hot strip mills, fume exhaust blowers, blast furnaces, preheater fans), Cement (Pyro Section), and Paper (Wire, Press, and Dryer section).

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High Humidity

Battery-based sensors suffer from self-discharge issues in humid conditions due to Lithium-Ion batteries. However, Infinite Uptime’s technology is humidity-resistant, making it an ideal choice for applications in challenging humid conditions commonly found in paper plants, the food industry, and steel rolling.

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Low & Variable Speed

Monitoring low-frequency, slow-speed industrial machinery demands specialized sensing and processing capabilities. Infinite Uptime excels in minimizing structural and ambient noise, enabling monitoring at speeds as low as 6 rpm. Our intelligent system configurations account for variations in duty cycles when diagnosing faults in rotating equipment.

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Corrosive Environment

In chemical factories, fertilizer units, and additive manufacturing plants, sulfur and nitrogen oxides frequently corrode sensors designed to protect equipment, rendering them ineffective. Infinite Uptime’s sensing technology is resistant to corrosive environmental conditions and the damage caused by repeated use of chemical cleaning products. With its stainless steel corrosion-resistant sensor casing, Infinite Uptime ensures continuous monitoring of your machines.

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Submerged Applications

Thanks to the hermetically sealed piezoelectric technology, bearing locations submerged in fluid—such as those in vertical turbine pumps, pulper machines, and gearbox bearings—are easily monitored by Infinite Uptime.

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Explosive Atmospheres

Infinite Uptime’s Condition Monitoring system is now certified for use in hazardous/explosive atmospheres, complying with ATEX, IECEx, and PESO standards for Zone 0. Our thoroughly tested and industry-certified hardware ensures safe operations and protects workers in industrial environments with hazardous/explosive atmospheres.

Infinite Uptime’s technology remains continuously powered, making it superior for
condition monitoring compared to battery-powered sensors. Battery-powered sensors
are not suitable for long-term enterprise-level deployment.

6 reasons to shun battery powered sensors

Incorrect diagnostics due to intermittent data

To preserve and extend battery life, sensors relying on batteries collect data only at scheduled intervals. However, machine speeds and process conditions frequently fluctuate over time, and these variations and trends cannot be adequately captured by battery-powered devices

Inconvenience of battery replacements

Batteries have a limited lifespan and require staggered replacements. In operational machine conditions and remote locations, such replacements are impractical. Manual battery changes at intervals do not align with the long-term “man-less” automation that companies seek.

Battery size
and weight

Space constraints are amplified by battery-powered devices. Additionally, the weight of batteries negatively affects the sensor’s frequency range. Unlike most battery-powered devices that are recommended for vertical mounting (which can disrupt linearity), Infinite Uptime sensors can be positioned as close to the bearing load zone as needed.

Fire risks in harsh industrial environments

Batteries, being Li-Ion in nature, tend to bulge, leak, and break under high temperatures, corrosive environments, and repetitive cyclical loads. Moreover, they have a propensity to catch fire, and lithium fires are notoriously difficult to extinguish, posing a significant hazard.

Batteries are an environmental curse

Disposal challenges

Batteries pose environmental risks and demand careful handling. Improper disposal leads to metal, dust, organic, and fluorine contamination, harming natural ecosystems. Complete battery recycling is not feasible, creating an environmental liability.

Sustainability and ESG Impact

Many global companies have net-zero and sustainability goals. The demand for batteries contributes to a significant increase in battery waste. Additionally, battery production consumes substantial energy, leading to higher carbon emissions. Opting for constantly-powered devices aligns with Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) principles and reflects a commitment to a sustainable future.

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