Mechanical Testing

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What Is Mechanical Testing?

Mechanical testing is the measurement, investigation and monitoring of an industrial plant for defects, undesirable operation or deteriorating health. Various testing technologies are implemented to determine the plant’s condition or establish the cause of the fault or undesirable operation. Verico’s mechanical testing team undertake routine monitoring, specialised online system development and detailed investigation and testing.

Our Approach

We apply our engineering expertise to develop innovative methodologies and solutions to achieve asset integrity and performance assurance. The Verico mechanical team analyse the problem at hand and apply our knowledge and experience to develop a solution to meet our customer’s requirements.

Focussing on mining, power generation, manufacturing and associated heavy industry sectors, Verico works with our customers to provide highly effective precision maintenance, testing and analysis services. We maximise personnel and equipment safety, asset availability and production output while lowering maintenance costs throughout the life of your equipment.

Typical Applications

Our expertise is in customised, high-end condition monitoring of fixed plant rotating equipment, vibrating screens, mobile equipment, static structures and materials handling assets.

We talk through the specific challenges facing our clients and design monitoring programs that provide objective, evidence based solutions. We are fully resourced with highly trained technicians and the latest technology to provide routine condition monitoring programs and imbedded condition monitoring systems. We offer this service, working from the ground up to design and execute highly effective, Conditioning Monitoring (CM) programs to provide early warning of defects on all critical assets.

Benefits

Verico’s solutions provide precise, actionable recommendations which can be tailored to align with the maintenance schedules of our customer’s operations, putting clients back in control of maintenance and minimising unscheduled production losses.

We understand our client’s needs to maximise their equipment availability and we strive to provide high value solutions. We can also assist in the planning and scheduling of any rectification work that is the result of recommendations we provide.

Typical Program Cycle

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Integrated condition monitoring

Integrated 24/7 Condition Monitoring

24/7 online monitoring provides regular snapshots of the performance and condition of your critical assets so that you are always aware of the health of your plant items.

Having access to timely & accurate information regarding the condition of your assets, your operation can begin to consider moving away from calendar based maintenance & component changes, to purely condition based on many plant items. The cost & resource advantages associated with this approach to maintenance can move your operation towards world’s best practice.

Typical Application

ODS, cross phase, acceleration, displacement & resonant conditions, bearing and gear defects on all items of fixed and variable speed rotating equipment.

Service Offering

  • Customised site CM program development
  • 24/7 online CM system design, install, analysis & reporting
  • Automated CMMS integration
  • Infrared Thermography
  • Dynamic balancing
  • Laser shaft alignment
  • Lubricating oil sample collection, analysis & reporting
  • Transformer oil sample collection, analysis & reporting, including DGA
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Machine Dynamics and Diagnostics

From high-speed machinery such as steam and gas turbines, pumps, fans and compressors, to conveyor drive and reeving systems, Verico can simultaneously monitor and analyse a multitude of machine operating variables to paint a picture of the current operation of your equipment, diagnose problems and apply the
right fix.

We aim to provide a solution that is permanent so as to eliminate the defect, and continuously improve equipment reliability throughout its lifecycle.

Typical Application

Power generation assets such as steam & gas turbines, pumps, fans, compressors, cooling, vacuum, condenser & power distribution systems, statutory plant, materials handling systems such as conveyors.

Service Offering

  • Multi-channel, fixed & variable speed vibration analysis
  • Multiplane balancing
  • Turbo machinery, gas & hydro turbines, compressors
  • Critical plant defects requiring specialised testing, analysis & investigation
  • Structural vibration analysis & investigation
  • Operating Deflection Shape (ODS)
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Integrated condition monitoring

Reliability Engineering Services

Verico is a solutions provider for consulting, services and training, and offers an array of targeted engineering & testing services focussed on helping businesses rapidly improve maintenance efficiency, asset reliability and operational performance.

As the demands on personnel and capacity increase, organisations are looking for assistance with resolving specific issues that may be limiting their productivity. Our targeted services combine specific equipment, process and maintenance strategy improvements with education, training and mentoring to provide permanent solutions that will improve maintenance and process efficiency, and reduce unplanned downtimes.

Typical Application

Critical mining process and materials handling assets such as draglines, mobile field equipment, longwall systems, vibrating screens/feeders, conveyor systems, yard machinery, train loading and unloading systems, ship loaders, static structures, wear packages, lubrication & hydraulic systems, statutory plant.

Power generation assets such as boilers and associated auxiliary machinery, turbines, pumps, fans, compressors, cooling, vacuum, condenser & power distribution systems, statutory plant.

Service Offering

  • Vibrating screen/feeder operational performance and defect analysis
  • Failure Mode Effects and Criticality Analysis (FMECA)
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • Defect Elimination
  • Maintenance strategy and tactics development
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Vibrating Screen and Feeder, Reliability and Performance Management System

Due to the environment vibrating screens and feeders operate, they can often experience fatigue and cause bottle necks in production. By continually monitoring
various parameters such as temperature, stroke, acceleration, orbit path, phase and resonance, Verico’s reliability performance management system protects the
structure and its components while simultaneously ensuring your equipment is operating for maximum product output.

Typical Application

Verico’s screen condition monitoring and performance management system also ensures early detection of damage, cracking and exciter related defects allowing
focused, condition-based maintenance of the machine. The real-time monitoring of critical variables delivers additional peace of mind, which ensures the machine is both energy-efficient and operating at nameplate capacity.

This new system is specifically designed and engineered for use on vibrating equipment, which sets it apart from generic and less reliable vibration monitoring systems.

Benefits

Suitable for use on vibrating screens, vibrating feeders and their exciters, the system facilitates remote, 24/7 online screen condition and performance monitoring.

This also includes:

  • Automated interpretation of condition and performance parameters
  • Email/SMS alerts notifying of defects and undesirable operating conditions
  • Operation deflection shape animations
  • Monitoring of correct machine stroke, throw and acceleration
  • Robust design of all parts to withstand constant vibratory movement
  • Eliminates the need for any local, routine vibration monitoring
  • Reduced human interaction with operating equipment
  • Quick and easy retrofitting
  • Minimal cabling required
  • Integration with client data historian
  • Complete modular system requiring only 240V AC or 24V DC supply

Note: System requires mobile phone reception

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Specialist Mechanical Testing

Focussing on mining, power generation, manufacturing and associated heavy industry sectors, Verico works with our customers to provide highly effective precision maintenance, testing and analysis services. We maximise personnel and equipment safety, asset availability and production output while lowering maintenance costs throughout the life of your equipment.

Typical Application

Our expertise is in customised, high-end condition monitoring of fixed plant rotating equipment, vibrating screens, mobile equipment, static structures and materials handling assets

Benefits

Verico’s solutions provide precise, actionable recommendations which can be tailored to align with the maintenance schedules of our customer’s operations, putting clients back in control of maintenance and minimising unscheduled production losses.

We understand our client’s needs to maximise their equipment availability and we strive to provide high value solutions. We can also assist in the planning and scheduling of any rectification work that is the result of recommendations we provide