Emerson embeds prediction data into protection system to improve reliability of critical assets

AMS 6500 ATG system utilises wireless technology and embedded OPC UA server to communicate prediction data and simplify installation

 Emerson Automation Solutions AMS 6500 ATG protection system is a stand-alone machinery protection solution that also allows users to cost-effectively introduce prediction monitoring of critical assets from the same system. Predictive intelligence is a key component to increasing availability and improving the reliability of plant assets.

AMS 6500 ATG multi-functional cards can be easily reconfigured for a wide range of measurements, including the impacting or peak-to-peak data used in Emerson’s unique PeakVue™ technology. In addition to monitoring the start-up and coastdown of critical turbo machinery for safe operation, users will be able to utilise PeakVue technology to identify the earliest indications of developing faults in gearboxes and bearings.

With the AMS 6500 ATG, it is no longer necessary to return to the control room or open cabinets in the field to view or analyse data. The AMS 6500 ATG can be networked over wired or wireless Ethernet to deliver asset health information to authorised users through a PC or phone application.

To facilitate easy system integration with third party systems, AMS 6500 ATG is the first protection system to include a secure embedded OPC UA server.

“Studies show that it costs 50% more to repair a machine after it has failed versus predicting the failure and thus planning for the repair costs,” said Thomas Wewers, director of technology for Emerson’s reliability solutions. “For users whose budget doesn’t cover the cost of both a protection and a prediction system, getting prediction data from a protection system is an incremental step towards improving the insight on asset health.”

The AMS ATG system complies with the traditional API 670 certification and is certified for installation in demanding environments where Class 1 Div2/ATEX Zone 2 approvals are required.For more information about Emerson’s new protection cards and other AMS technologies, please visit: http://www3.emersonprocess.com/ams/ams6500atg/