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Condition Monitoring can be defined as the assessment of the ability of a machine or system to perform its intended purpose economically and reliably through the periodic measurement and analysis of performance indicators and physical indicators. Condition assessments are based upon a comparison of the current indicator values with previous indicator values and predetermined threshold limits. Metro Water Services in Nashville, Tennessee initiated a Machine Condition Monitoring (MCM) Program in April 1999. The MCM Program has improved the condition of 98 equipment systems, and the MCM Program has documented 835,000 in cost avoidance achieved through equipment condition improvement and the prevention of potential catastrophic failures. This paper details the utilization of condition monitoring at Metro Water Services.

Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: January 1, 2002

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