Electronic protection systems for mining

CIM Bulletin, Vol. 85, No. 958, 1992

James A. Decks, MSP Protection Systems, Agincourt, Ontario

Motor failures and equipment bearing failures are responsible for reduced productivity. With the introduction of computers and data acquisition systems, users are now able to monitor, report and trend deteriorating conditions and take corrective action before a critical shutdown occurs. This paper discusses the monitoring and trend analysis of: motors, and motor and equipment bearings.With today's digital electronics technology users are now able to monitor their equipment, detect deteriorating or abnormal conditions quickly, alarm the condition locally and or remotely, and decide if immediate corrective action is necessary or if it can be delayed until the end of a work shift. All of this can be done long before any damage is done to the equipment.
Mots Clés: Computer applications, Electronic protection systems, Protection systems.