Skyscrapers, highways and bridges feel more stress than the people who use them do. Temperature, moisture, stress and age all cause deterioration. Our seismic monitors can predict the breaking point before disaster occurs.
If this type of predictive knowledge can help your operations, choose Oceana Sensor for a proven solution. Our complete line of sensors are designed to serve OEMs in the fields of impact detection, structural acoustics, seismic monitoring, process control, motion sensing and machinery health monitoring. Be sure to include us on your development team to create sensors and systems that use intelligence, network capabilities, and wired or wireless technology for outstanding results. And if you're interested in research and development to improve processes and asset management, our sensors provide an integral service. You'll find our products are routinely increasing output and reducing costs for virtually every industry. Partner with us, and watch your success soar.
Rotating machinery is a vital part of virtually every manufacturing process. Motors, gearboxes, pumps, compressors, etc., are relied upon to operate efficiently in order to maintain a steady stream of production at maximum throughput. It's this dependency upon the machinery used in critical operations that has prompted the evolution of machinery health monitoring. The lifespan of every piece of machinery is limited by the speed at which it is operating, the load to which it is subjected, the quality of its components, assembly and installation, the environment in which it's placed and the level at which it's maintained. While all of these factors are extremely important, it's the attention that's placed upon the latter that will dictate how efficiently the machinery performs. The incorporation of intelligent maintenance practices will predict impending failure of critical machinery components, like bearings, and prevent costly downtime and excessive overhead due to inventory and costly capital expenditures. Performing maintenance on a piece of machinery relative to its actual condition as opposed to how many hours it has been in service is referred to as Condition-Based Maintenance or CBM. This practice, which requires accurate machinery health monitoring techniques, allows machines to operate to their maximum useful life without being subjected to premature component replacement or unplanned downtime.
With the introduction of The Intelligent Component Health Monitor (ICHM®), Oceana Sensor offers integrated, networkable, wireless, smart sensing systems for Machinery Health Monitoring. ICHM® utilizes Bluetooth® and WiFi® technology for wireless data transmission and will support development of proprietary algorithms and commercial platforms. The ICHM® can monitor up to 2 channels of dynamic signals such as vibration, pressure, force and acoustics using state-of-the-art 24-bit ADC as well as 4 channels of lower bandwidth data such as temperature, speed, and position. The on-board Digital Signal Processor enables the measurement of complex signals and execution of complex algorithms near real-time. Functions such as Fourier analysis, digital filtering, band level comparisons and advanced mathematical calculations can be executed locally. Data from several ICHM® nodes can be collected and analyzed by the System Health Monitor (SHM®) and ultimately linked to the Internet for display in remote locations.
Sensors for Embedding Into Structures
The past 30 years have seen many advancements in seismic monitoring technology, which have greatly increased the ability of emergency managers and design engineers to decrease the risks from earthquakes to life, property, and commerce. The public has already benefitted in many ways that they are unaware of, including the reduction of the risk from fire following earthquake, and the use of seismic data in evacuation decisions for highrises and also for neighborhoods below dams and regions surrounding nuclear-power plants.
Continuous improvements in automated manufacturing processes which reduce the cost of sensor production allow for an increase in embedded systems to detect fatigue and impending failure in a wide range of structures and operationsincluding;
Nuclear Power Plants
Our TR series accelerometers feature high sensitivity and low frequency operation for monitoring low amplitude seismic activity. Low noise circuitry and high resolution make the Tremor’s low impedance output version the sensor of choice for seismic monitoring probes, and systems requiring embedded or down-hole sensor placement.
Underground Pipe Leak Detection
Sensors for Measuring Shock Within Packages, Vehicles and Munitions Measuring and detecting impact has become more useful than ever before. Quantifying impact can provide information on shock limits and thresholds for equipment, problem areas where damage occurs on assembly lines, or point and time of impact of vehicles. Whether you're measuring impact on tennis nets, food processing lines, vehicles or any other impact detection applications, Oceana Sensor can provide a solution for your measurements.
Our sensors provide high shock durability, high sensitivity, broad operating temperature and frequency ranges along with a very attractive price!
The Witness™ is an example of an impact data recorder that utilizes our transistor packaged accelerometers to objectively measure the magnitude and direction of the forces experienced in a collision (or other event).
The Witness™ is also designed for applications including seismic activity recording, and cost effective monitoring of products being shipped or transported.
Impact Detection For Food Processing Industry
Shipment Impact Detection
Vehicle Impact Detection
Sensors for the Monitoring and Control of Manufacturing Processes and Machinery
The challenge put to every plant maintenance program is to lower the prohibitively expensive cost of properly maintaining bearings, gear assemblies, couplings and a wide variety of industrial process related components. This can be accomplished through on-line monitoring of machinery and process parameters including vibration, temperature and pressure and the implementation of maintenance schedules and procedures. Predictive maintenance practices provide dramatically-reduced, unplanned bearing failure rates and production interruptions, improved product quality as well as reduced spare parts inventory and labor costs.
The ICHM® Sensor System allows collection of data from separate nodes to be analyzed by the System Health Monitor (SHM®) and displayed as useable information that a Plant Manager can use to schedule repairs, adjustments, or service. With this information, the manager can also determine which lines are running most efficiently in order to configure the production floor for the highest output.
Wireless Smart Sensor Web Area Monitoring has been made possible by extraordinary technological advances in sensors and microelectronics and by the emergence of the Internet as a real-time communication tool. A vast proliferation of sensors and associated processors can be made available for battlefield and homeland security purposes, in much the same manner as they are being used throughout commercial industry. The sensing parameters and the method of deployment may vary, however the need for an intelligent, secure, web-centric distribution and fusion of sensor information that provides greatly enhanced situational awareness, on demand, is common to both situations.
“U.S. military strategy, as stated in the Joint Chiefs of Staff "Joint Vision 2010" posture statement, is to be based on Information Superiority -- real-time intelligence from "sensor to shooter". When combined with precision weapon delivery, this is the backbone of the "Revolution In Military Affairs" that will allow us to achieve total battlefield dominance.” – The Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Technology / Honorable Jacques S. Gansler (1998)
In light of recent events, this statement speaks louder than ever. In addition, our defense industrial base has undergone necessary consolidation; and we, in turn, must capitalize on the lessons learned from the successful commercial transformation ¬- how to adopt modern business practices; consolidate and streamline; embrace competitive market strategies; and eliminate or reduce excess support structures. Our future direction must include greater competition; greater civilian/military integration; and strengthened global links, in order to achieve the full potential of our defense industrial base. First, in the information area, to achieve an interoperable, integrated, secure, and "smart" command, control, communications, computer, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C4ISR) infrastructure, which encompasses both strategic and tactical needs.
In much the same manner as the ICHM®20/20 can assess and remotely communicate the condition of critical rotating machinery components, it can be interfaced with a multitude of sensors to monitor the environment for the presence and concentration of biological or chemical warfare agents, or to determine the origin of sniper fire and initiate retaliation.
Much different from the DOD's traditional approach of packing platforms with huge, costly, standalone sensors, the ICHM®20/20 system platform can however, utilize low cost sensor technologies including piezoelectric, piezoresistive and variable capacitive MEMS devices. The following is a partial list of the many additional types of sensors, which might be required to interface with the ICHM®20/20 system, for optimal area monitoring.
• Biological • Chemical • Mechanical Switch • Magnetic Switch • Balanced Magnetic Switch • Glass Break • Photoelectric Beam • Microwave • Wall Vibration • Fiber Optic Wall • Audio Sensors • Passive Ultrasonic • Active Ultrasonic • Passive Infrared • Interior Active Infrared • Exterior Active Infrared • Dual Technology Passive IR / Microwave • Fence Vibration • Electric Field • Capacitance • Stain Sensitive Cable • Fiber Optic Fence • Taut Wire • In-Ground Fiber Optic • Ported Coax Buried Line • Balance Buried Pressure • Buried Geophone • Video Motion Detection • Radar • Acoustic Detection (Air Turbulence)
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Technologies for wireless communications have been embraced by the market for applications such as cellular telephones, PDA’s, notebook computing, interoffice and intra-office communications, global positioning and navigation. Sensor devices to diagnose the condition and maintenance needs of products and equipment have been used in automobiles, engines, aircraft and medical systems to name a few. Implementation of a condition-based maintenance philosophy relies on sensor and failure modeling technologies to assess and predict the health of machinery. Information integration and network communication allows maintenance to be scheduled and performed automatically, cost effectively according to need. This is a key factor in the optimization of asset management. There are over 1 billion machines in service today that can benefit from condition-based maintenance. Hardware costs and unreliability in legacy diagnostic applications have been dominated by wiring. The cost benefit equation in addition has been weighted toward the high cost of accumulating data in a central repository with manual interpretation to deliver results. “Wireless e-Diagnostics®” pioneered by Oceana Sensor utilizes IP addressable, networked, smart sensors to allow consumers and industry to achieve the goal of “smart” products and more reliable equipment and physical assets. “Wireless e-Diagnostics®” drives down the cost of installing embedded sensors, automating the interpretation of data to information, communicating machine data and delivering critical maintenance service. This concept is the Next Generation of technology innovation. “Wireless e-Diagnostics™” will evolve into a new market segment as the almost limitless applications expand throughout industry and society.
“16 billion Internet-connected computers embedded in everything from automobiles to toasters”
With such a large opportunity example individual markets are described in varying levels of detail. Oceana Sensor has identified the key components that will drive each market. As “Wireless e-Diagnostics™” continues to be implemented, its’ application will continue to expand in scope and be recognized as the standard in the world of CBM.
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