CONDITION MONITORING SERVICES

Our condition monitoring services division allows clients access to an array of technical services that ensures reliability of a plant is maintained at an even keel, meaning higher availabilities and greater utilization being achievable.
Our reliability technicians are able to be mobilized fast, more often than not, being at your site within 24hrs, anywhere in the world.
We only use up to date equipment by industry leaders which give fast, effective and easy to understand results so our clients fully grasp the condition of their machinery. We have acquired a full range of equipment which fully complements each other, that can verify results from the individual instruments.

SHAFT LASER ALIGNMENT

We can perform basic shaft alignment tasks right through to complex gear train alignments where multiple machines are to be aligned relative to each other. We can also execute problematic alignments with our specially adapted mountable brackets which allow us to monitor the thermal growth of machines from cold to hot, all while still having machine guards in place, which means no safety risks are imposed to personnel or equipment.
Proper machine alignment has proven, beneficial results over the years, yet many companies still avoid having this task performed. By getting your machines aligned within specific tolerances relative to RPM the shafts operate at you stand to save in the following areas;training2.jpg

  • Power Consumption 
  • Vibration 
  • Premature Failure 
  • Maintenance Resources 
  • Process Plant Stoppages

Our lasers are the latest technology touchscreen units with a built in gyroscope allowing fully automatic screen correction to ensure orientation is correct, and movements are made accordingly. Fast measurements, fast movements = fast results!

GEOMETRIC LASER SYSTEM

Our geometric laser system allows us to measure straightness, flatness, and bore alignments on a multitude of machines and set ups.
Machine beds, Sole plates, Base plates, Gearbox bores, Heavy Diesel Engines, Industrial compressors and Turbines; we can align from new or verify alignments as a 3rd party service provider.
Our technicians have vast experience with such alignments in mining, oil and gas refineries and marine. Having worked to Royal Australian Navy, Lloyds Inspection Agency for Offshore and Marine and Rolls Royce Marine Propulsion standards we understand the criticality of alignments and have delivered them to the highest standards.

VIBRATION ANALYSIS

In today’s world, vibration analysis is at the pinnacle of any Reliability Engineers requirements so as to understand, diagnose and predict what their plant will do… and to keep them out of the firing line of the Production Manager if the plant breaks down! With our portable units from Commtest/GE we’re able to assist clients during commissioning for monitoring and baseline checks during those critical phases, or be brought in to assist the maintenance department with ongoing plant condition monitoring.
By having CMI perform scheduled data collection and analysis of your machines, you can rest assured you will know in advance of critical machinery failure stages and plan your shutdowns accordingly.

THERMAL IMAGING

To complement our laser alignment and vibration analysis services we also supply and perform thermal imaging inspections to help identify previously “hidden” issues. Thermal Imaging is a non-invasive, cost effective and very fast method of checking for the onset of failures in electrical, mechanical, process and building areas.
We only use products from the market leader in thermal imaging for accurate inspection results.

NON DESTRUCTIVE TESTING

Being a Ball Mill maintenance services company part of our role is to inspect the Gears. Pinion and Girth Gears may appear to be robust pieces of the machine however without careful monitoring of mesh alignment and lubrication systems, these expensive items quickly degrade and can ultimately fail in spectacular fashion.
Over the years we’ve seen Gears suffer appalling treatment, we’re then expected to remedy the severely worn Gearing to ensure it remains in service until a replacement set of Gears can be manufactured, which can be in excess of six (6) month depending on the size of your Girth Gear and where it needs to be manufactured.
Much like our Thermal Imaging, we wanted to be able to provide our clients (as well as ourselves) with instant and early warning information.

We incorporate Magnetic Particle Inspection to help with crack detection of gearing systems. With MPI testing we’re able to clearly identify and pinpoint cracks in gear and pinion teeth alike. Once recognized, our technicians can immediately commence excavation of the cracks in order to mitigate propagation.

In order to give our clients access to the best and latest technology, we have invested heavily in portable Eddy Current Array equipment. Our system is at the forefront of surface ECA inspection methods which greatly enhances our ability to isolate regions of interest. Utilizing our ECA equipment gives significantly reduce downtime of plant, as gear teeth are able to be checked with a high degree of resolution, greater chance of detection and considerably faster inspection times over Magnetic Particle Inspection methods.
Results are delivered in quality 3D colour images (C-Scan) for easy interpretation of crack depth, length and direction, thus allowing fast decision making to take place if problems exist.
Our ECA services are confined to maintenance alone. Increasingly, insurance companies are pressuring Mining companies to undertake more critical and technical inspections of their equipment so as to reduce the risks. We’re able to inspect insurance spares before they leave the factory thus giving a client piece of mind their newly manufactured component maintains a high integrity when its put into service.

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CMI TECHNICAL SERVICES HAS EXPERIENCE IN REGIONS ACROSS THE GLOBE.


SOME OF OUR RECENT PROJECTS:

SAUDI ARABIA PAPUA NEW GUINEA
TURKEY NEW CALEDONIA
VIETNAM SINGAPORE
GHANA MALAYSIA
LAOS AUSTRALIA