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AIM Spectrum Analysis Developments

There are exciting new developments afoot at Asset Handling with additional solutions being developed for Asset Insight Manager, we are now upgrading the existing AH21 sensors to incorporate an environmental monitoring solution including continuous remote Vibration analysis to enable customers to improve rotary equipment reliability and monitor its trend over time.Â

Our units record vibration using high frequency accelerometers attached to the asset on multiple mounting points to detect multiple failure scenarios and optimum orientation.  The data is recorded and sent to our cloud based system for analysis of critical bands within the spectrum for the type of asset being monitored to detect potential operating issues.Â

Vibration analysis can detect a wide variety of issues with

  • Gearing
  • Alignment
  • Electrical
  • Bearings
  • Balance
  • Looseness (between stationary and moving parts)
  • Over tension

High resolution velocity spectrums at a 2 second duration @ 0.5Hz resolution  are available for viewing online allowing engineers to compare results over time or to assess the impact of maintenance regimes leading to a more cost effective and proactive intervention practice.

Machine learning is being applied to the spectral data to identify patterns and any changes to those patterns so that engineers can be notified to perform a more detailed analysis. Spectral data coupled with maintenance records and failure modes allows the algorithm to more accurately predict the cause of failure at component level and aid root cause analysis.

Our unit is designed to improve the reliability of your assets and reduce the risk of failure critical assets

  • Online continuous vibration analysis
  • Machine learning to detect anomalies or remote access for engineering review
  • Reduced unnecessary & costly interventions
  • Gain access offsite expertise
  • Reduce Expensive downtimes
  • Easily identify assets requiring closer inspection/intervention across portfolio
  • Optimisation of invasive maintenance activities through real-time monitoring

Our units are IP69 rated as standard allowing the units to be fitted in harsh environments, we also offer an ATEX EXD rated unit for the ZONE 0 application in the petrochemical and pharmaceutical industries.

The benefits of the upgraded AH21 units with spectral analysis are that in addition to monitoring data which alerts to any potential issues, the machine learning element takes into account any behaviour that is normal for that particular asset but which may previously have flagged as an issue. Environmental factors such as where the asset is situated are also taken into account.

The time and money effective asset management will save cannot be underestimated, give us a call on 0845 075 5886  or use the contact form on the website to arrange a free demo.

Protect your business from rising Health and Safety Fines

The BBC reported recently that the amount UK firms paid out in H&S fines has risen sharply following the introduction of tougher rules in 2016.

Law firm BLM said there were 292 fines issued during the last year, with more than £61M paid out in total, a 148% rise since 2015.

Fines are now imposed proportionate to the size of a business, rather than a standard fine, meaning that companies with a turnover of £50M face fines of £10M for health and safety offences and £20M for corporate manslaughter, also more than 18 fines topped £1m last year, compared with just two in 2015.

While we know that H&S legislation is vital, how can businesses ensure the safety of employees and visitors while getting on with the job of running their business?

Asset Handling had this in mind when development began on the existing Asset Insight Manager (AIM) software, already in place at a number of organisations who were using the asset management modules to monitor the performance and lifecycle of their valuable assets, to pre-empt any issues and budget for eventual replacement.

The new developments with AIM now allow companies to automate their compliance testing to ensure the H&S regulations are met, testing on emergency lighting, elevators and tap temperature testing for legionella can now all be automated via the AIM sensors with any issues reported immediately to the responsible person so that action can be taken.

This method of testing not only saves business money but also many man hours which would have been spent on carrying out the tests, especially when organisation operate remote sites. Another advantage is that there is no time awaiting reports on any failures, these are sent directly from the sensors to the pc or smart phone of the responsible person.

Peace of mind doesn't have to cost the earth, call us to arrange a free, no obligation demo on

0845 075 5886

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AIM to save your time and money, whilst reducing your carbon foot print

People always say the world is getting smaller, and with continuously improving technologies and means of communication it certainly seems like that is the case, it has never been easier to run a multi-site business remotely.

However as business owners know all too well, there are always some things that can’t be monitored from the comfort of your office, emergency lighting testing and legionella temperature monitoring for example.

These essential tests are required by law and there are heavy penalties imposed on companies who don’t carry them out, however they have to be carried out on a regular basis and are time consuming, emergency lighting discharge tests take 3 hours. If your sites are remote there is the additional time and effort traveling to and from site which all costs you money.

Asset Handling can now happily relieve you of this burden with the enhancement to the popular Asset Insight Manager (AIM).

AIM is an integrated system which monitors and provides real time insight into all aspects of an assets performance, many companies use it to monitor a variety of assets, cutting unnecessary downtime as problems are identified early and can be more easily rectified.

AIM now has the added capability of automating compliance activity, for legionella compliance it offers automatic flushing and software controlled temperature ranges which are monitored every minute. There’s also frost protection, freeze alarms and intelligent monitoring which detects if water becomes stagnant. For emergency lighting there would be no more standing around while carrying out full discharge tests as AIM can automate the process along with function checking and lux level readings.

AIM automated compliance modules are not restricted to legionella monitoring and emergency lighting testing, as the software is bespoke it is able to monitor a wide range of measurements in real time, sending instant alerts via email or text for any non-conformities or faults found, so you are immediately aware if any remedial action needed to be taken.

AIM’s web based monitoring means you have control from anywhere in the world, you can literally sit back and relax knowing all your compliance checks were ongoing and your assets are in good hands.

If all the time saved isn’t enough to pique your interest, just to summarise the benefits, by installing AIM you can reduce man hours, fuel costs, human error, training costs and your carbon footprint. Return on Investment is on average six months for remote sites so you will see the benefits within the first year of install!

AIM may stand for Asset Insight Manager but it could just as easily be Amazing Imaginative Moneysaver!

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