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Electrical Machines

Electrical Machines

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Electrical Machines
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Thefirstobjectiveofconditionmonitoringistogiveearlydetectionofafaultsothat
avoidingactioncanbetaken,eitherbyshuttingthemachinedownbeforecatastrophic
failureoccurs,orbytakingpreventativeactionthatreturnstheplanttofulloperational
functionalityassoonaspossible.
Sofarthisbookhasbeenconcernedwiththeprocessofearlydetectionbutgreater
benefitscouldbeachievedfromconditionmonitoringiftheinformationfrommoni-
toringisusedtoschedulemaintenance,allowingplannedshut-downssothatthelife
of plant,of whichtheelectrical machineformsapart,canbeextended.Thisisthe
processofcondition-basedmaintenance,firstdescribedinChapter1.
However, further benefits could berealised fromcondition monitoring if the
total life-cyclecosts of themachineand theplant it serves could bereduced by
itsapplication. Thisinturnrequiresanestimateof therunningcostsof plantand
forecastsof itsvariationthroughoutitslife.Inthelightof thisknowledgetheplant
orassetownercanoperate,maintain,renewordisposeof thatassetonthebasisof
theinformationmadeavailablethroughtheseprocesses.Thisisassetmanagement.
Thischapterdescribeshowthesetechniquescouldbeappliedtorotatingelectrical
machines.

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