Opening of a Chilean branch

 

We are pleased to announce that VibroSystM has opened its first branch abroad: VibroSystM Protección y Diagnóstico located in Chile.

This branch is comprised of a Field Service Director, Mr. Antonio Quiroz and three (3) Regional Sales Managers: Emiliano Tanco, Francisco Rodríguez Ochoa, and Mauricio Trincado. This sales team will be covering mining projects in Latin America under the responsibility of the Commercial Director – Mining, Mr. Patricio Canales.

 

 

Learn how to increase machine profitability

Hydro Generator Data Analysis & Diagnostics Course

Hosted by: Avista
Where: Avista Headquarters, Main Auditorium, Room 120, 1411 E. Mission Ave, Spokane, WA, USA
When: Oct. 16-18, 2018

Learn how to increase machine profitability

We will show you exactly what to look for when analyzing machine data and how to correctly interpret it.

Course Instructor : Mr. André Tétreault / Directeur – Tests & Diagnostics

 

 

 

Back from Memphis? Indian Wells and Boston next!

VibroSystM's 3D case study of Astoria's hydrogen cooled turbo genrator presented at EPRI 2017. This case study discusses end-winding vibrations and how we assisted the client in diagnosing this issue.

VibroSystM just got back from the 2017 EPRI Winter Turbine Generator User Group Workshop in Memphis.
We want to thank the people we met for sharing their enthusiasm and confidence in VibroSystM’s latest technology: ZOOMWatch.

Didn’t have a chance to stop by our booth? No worries!

VibroSystM will be present at the Spring 2017 Industry Conference (CEATI), in beautiful Indian Wells, March 7-8, 2017.
Meet us at Booth 33 and learn about our new interactive mobile interface: ZOOMWatch.

Should you like to meet us at the International Conference of Doble Clients in Boston, stop by Booth 316 from March 12 to 17 and find out about our latest solution engineered for plant managers.

Please also mark your calendar for VibroSystM’s 3D case study presentation about air gap monitoring on March 15.

We look forward to meeting you in March!

 

#VibroSystM   #VSMEvents2017   #CEATI2017   #CEATI   #DOBLE

 

 

About VibroSystM

VibroSystM came into existence in 1986 with a capacitive technology as a reliable solution for the air gap monitoring of hydroelectric machines. The requests that followed, expressing the need to adapt VibroSystM systems to other types of large rotating machines, reflect that customers are more than satisfied with their experience resulting from VibroSystM’s expertise. The ability to expand monitoring diagnostic technology and services to a variety of equipment helped position VibroSystM at the forefront of the industry.

VibroSystM is pioneering the way that condition monitoring is being done with the ZOOMWatch platform. ZOOMWatch is an online 24/7 asset management tool for condition monitoring. For more information about ZOOMWatch, contact our Sales department by email at sales@vibrosystm.com.

Follow @VibroSystM on Twitter to receive the latest news and updates from VibroSystM.

Upcoming North American Tour Dates 2017

Image - VibroSystM's North American Tour Dates 2017 - Map of North America

VibroSystM is committed to providing you with information to better manage your machines, we will be attending the following industry events in our upcoming North American Tour Dates in 2017 in order to pass on our data interpretation expertise.

 

Upcoming:

HydroVision International
June 27-30
Denver, Colorado, USA

 

Past Events:

EPRI – TGUG Turbine Generator Group
January 16-20
Memphis, Tennessee, USA

CEATI
March 7-8
Indian Wells, California, USA

International Conference of Doble Clients
March 12-17
Boston, Massachusetts, USA

NHA National Hydropower Association
May 1-3
Washington, D.C., USA

Should you like to meet us, please contact Mr. Marc Bissonnette at m.bissonnette@vibrosystm.com.


We will continue to plan our attendance at other industry events worldwide and will provide updates about our activities.

See you there!

 

 

About VibroSystM

VibroSystM came into existence in 1986 with a capacitive technology as a reliable solution for the air gap monitoring of hydroelectric machines. The requests that followed, expressing the need to adapt VibroSystM systems to other types of large rotating machines, reflect that customers are more than satisfied with their experience resulting from VibroSystM’s expertise. The ability to expand monitoring diagnostic technology and services to a variety of equipment helped position VibroSystM at the forefront of the industry.

VibroSystM is pioneering the way that condition monitoring is being done with the ZOOMWatch platform. ZOOMWatch is an online 24/7 asset management tool for condition monitoring. For more information about ZOOMWatch, contact our Sales department by email at sales@vibrosystm.com.

Follow @VibroSystM on Twitter to receive the latest news and updates from VibroSystM.

Certification for Santo Antônio Energia, Brazil

VibroSystM had the pleasure of welcoming engineers and technicians from the Santo Antônio power plant for the 1st phase of a certification process on the ZOOM monitoring system. We are extremely satisfied with the fact that the attendees considered it to be of the utmost value for them and sincerely appreciate their positive comments.

 

“At the end of the 1st phase of the certification, not only do I take back to Brazil a wealth of knowledge, but also a feeling of having made great friends. This only confirms my perception about VibroSystM in regards to its integrity, product quality, commitment towards its clients and technical qualification of its specialists.

Best regards to the VibroSystM team! We are looking forward to the 2nd phase of the project in Brazil.”

Rodrigo Hernandes Machado Alves

“The course was very good, both in terms of theoretical and practical content. The trainer interacted very well with the trainees and always made sure that any question asked was promptly answered. All details in regards to our visit were very well planned. The entire course, from the beginning to the final exam, was also very well planned and I recommend it as it is very important for the health of a machine.”

Samuel Teixeira de Sousa

 

“The training offered by VibroSystM helped me get a better understanding of hydro turbine monitoring systems, especially our generating unit.”

Valdinei Guedes de Souza Ferreira

 

“The course content was very well explained by the trainer which helped with its assimilation. The VibroSystM team was always very attentive. The combination of theoretical and practical content was excellent.”

Diego Lemes Cardoso

The certification process is composed of four (4) phases and will provide Santo Antônio personnel with the necessary training and qualification for the installation of turbine related monitoring devices on a total of fifty (50) generating units.

We would like to thank Santo Antônio Energia for their continued partnership and we look forward to seeing them at the Santo Antônio power plant for the 2nd phase of the certification.

 

About VibroSystM

VibroSystM came into existence in 1986 with a capacitive technology as a reliable solution for the air gap monitoring of hydroelectric machines. The requests that followed, expressing the need to adapt VibroSystM systems to other types of large rotating machines, reflect that customers are more than satisfied with their experience resulting from VibroSystM’s expertise. The ability to expand monitoring diagnostic technology and services to a variety of equipment helped position VibroSystM at the forefront of the industry.

VibroSystM is pioneering the way that condition monitoring is being done with the ZOOMWatch platform. ZOOMWatch is an online 24/7 asset management tool for condition monitoring. For more information about ZOOMWatch, contact our Sales department by email at sales@vibrosystm.com.

Follow @VibroSystM on Twitter to receive the latest news and updates from VibroSystM.

How VibroSystM is Setting Industry Standards

VibroSystM’s renowned expertise in generator supervisory instrumentation, generator diagnostics, and data interpretation is continually solicited by various international organizations that aim to set worldwide standards in the industry.


VibroSystM
and its specialists are proud members and contributors of:

 

IEEE®: The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

IEC®: The International Electrotechnical Commission

EPRI®: The Electric Power Research Institute

CIGRÉ: The International Council on Large Electric Systems

IGTC: The International Generator Technical Community

NHA: The National Hydropower Association

The National Hydropower Association’s OpEx (Operational Excellence) program

The Doble®Engineering Company

 

VibroSystM – committed to providing its valued partners with information to help them better manage their machines.

 

IEC® is a registered trademark of the International Electrotechnical Commission.

IEEE® is a registered trademark of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.

EPRI® is a registered trademark of Electric Power Research Institute, Inc. Corporation.

Doble® is a registered trademark of Doble Engineering Company.

 

 
 

About VibroSystM

VibroSystM came into existence in 1986 with a capacitive technology as a reliable solution for the air gap monitoring of hydroelectric machines. The requests that followed, expressing the need to adapt VibroSystM systems to other types of large rotating machines, reflect that customers are more than satisfied with their experience resulting from VibroSystM’s expertise. The ability to expand monitoring diagnostic technology and services to a variety of equipment helped position VibroSystM at the forefront of the industry.

VibroSystM is pioneering the way that condition monitoring is being done with the ZOOMWatch platform. ZOOMWatch is an online 24/7 asset management tool for condition monitoring. For more information about ZOOMWatch, contact our Sales department by email at sales@vibrosystm.com.

Follow @VibroSystM on Twitter to receive the latest news and updates from VibroSystM.

Your feedback is invaluable to us!

It is common knowledge that a TSI (Turbine Supervisory Instrumentation) System and a SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) System should be part of any power plant. The GSI (Generator Supervisory Instrumentation) System is also becoming a standard when it comes to collecting information on the condition of a generator.

This is where VibroSystM’s ZOOM Software Suite comes in.

Connected to any of the above mentioned systems, the ZOOM Software focuses on the generator side of the power plant and provides its users with a clear, real-time picture on the condition of their assets in any operating mode. It is composed of various acquisition services that give users the possibility of monitoring vital parameters on their machines. 

VibroSystM takes client feedback very seriously and continually searches for ways to make its monitoring solutions even better by listening closely to ZOOM system users in order to adapt these solutions to their specific requirements.

 


Proof of this are the new main features of ZOOM:

Feature allowing the triggering of alarms using FFT’s for the monitoring of core end-winding & machine vibration
ZOOM SM200: a new acquisition service for monitoring shaft current and voltage
New graph display for the ThermaWatchRotor providing detailed pole temperature used to verify rotor thermal balance
Static exciters noise rejection
Partial discharge pattern recognition and theoretical associated faults
Broken gear tooth parameter for gear-driven mills
Configurable filters for maximum shaft displacement values (Smax)


 

Designed by a unique supplier, ZOOM is the only system available that can perform the following tasks:

Detect abnormal rotor rim expansion, stator movement and distortion1
Detect early stages of stator core and frame component loosening2
Detect loose or defective wedging, end-winding support systems, and stator winding insulation problems
Detect stator core delamination and overheating rotor poles
Detect steel throat liner deformations and abnormal turbine unbalance
Evaluate generator misalignment problems
Evaluate rotor/stator stiffness
Identify water flow anomalies
Measure axial shaft movement
Monitor thrust pads
Prevent bearing anomalies and deterioration
Detect rotor shorted turns
Detect stator bar and end-winding deterioration
Detect unwanted shaft currents
Detect anomalies in switchgear and brushes

In addition to the most reliable equipment and first-rate services supplied by VibroSystM, ZOOM provides its users with the necessary tools to monitor the state of a machine, to detect any deterioration in condition and determine its cause, and to predict failures.

The result is the minimization of machine downtime and the maximization of profitability.

 

 

Paper Wins Third Place Award!

HydroVision International | Portland, Oregon | July 14-17, 2015

Mr. Marc Bissonnette, Mr. André Tétreault, Mr. Randy Wallman and Mr. Mathieu Bissonnette proudly represented VibroSystM at HydroVision International 2015, taking part in the event for more than 20 years.

Once again our Machine Condition Monitoring Course was a huge success. What makes it worthwhile year after year? The skills and knowledge that we acquire and pass on to all participants! As always, our aim is to deepen our partners’ understanding of the most important aspects related to machine condition monitoring and how it can actively help minimize machine downtime and maximize profitability. According to the participants’ feedback, that goal was achieved!

We would like to congratulate Mr. André Tétreault, our Results Interpretation Specialist, Mr. Denis Bussières, Senior Electrical Engineer, Rio Tinto Alcan, and Mr. Sylvain Giroux, Mechanical Engineer, Rio Tinto Alcan, who co-wrote the paper End-winding Vibration Monitoring for Hydro Generators which received the Third Place award for Best Technical Presentation in the Equipment & Technology Session.

This renowned industry event is always a good opportunity to chat and exchange ideas.
Thanks to those who joined
us for a Brazilian barbeque, your presence made the time spent together both productive and enjoyable! It was also a pleasure to connect with everyone who stopped by our booth; your informative experiences are invaluable to VibroSystM!

Time to start planning for HydroVision International 2016 in Minneapolis!
See you there!

 

We’ll be there! Booth #2438

VibroSystM will be present at the George R. Brown Convention Center for the 44th Turbomachinery & 31st Pump Symposium.

Come see how VibroSystM’s complete monitoring solutions for large rotating machines are unique, turnkey solutions consisting of the right equipment, the most reliable information and first-rate services.

Based on nearly 30 years of experience in data collection and interpretation, our monitoring solutions provide in-depth analyses on the condition of your machines which allows you to optimize their performance and reliability.

Don’t forget! Stop by Booth #2438 to see what nearly 30 years of experience in machine condition monitoring can do for you.

We look forward to seeing you in Houston, Texas from September 14th to 17th!

Visit the 44th Turbomachinery & 31st Pump Symposium website for details on how to register.