Consulting, Design, and Training services

Consulting, Design, and Training services

Condition Based Monitoring is like dating. A long process is needed before getting married. However, companies oftenly behave in the opposite way. They get out on the market without knowing their needs, look for the cheapest solution and get married with a complete stranger that doesn't behave in the way they expected. Since it does not work, not only they lose the money of the investment but thereafter they are willing to pay a high price to service companies who »try« to make it work. Finally even that, we can tell you, in most cases doesn't work!

Therefore we strongly recommend to anyone who is looking for a Condition Monitoring solution to speak with an expert before buying it. Otherwise you will spend a lot of money as well as your time and finally you won't get the solution you need.

MonoDAQ expert engineers in collaboration with local partners and system integrator companies will guide you through a very structured 4 step procedure in order to get to the right CBM solution, set processes and put the right procedures in place. Let's take a brief look at them:

First step:


In the first step it is essential to map your assets and understand how critial each of them is for your production facility. This way we will understand how much it costs to replace them and what collateral damage is done if they fail. This is the basis to define assets as critical. For those the permanent monitoring is essential.

Second step:


In the second step we need to study the machines in order to understand the parts and working principles in details. It is very important to take enough time for this step and not to generalize since each machine behaves in a different way even though they look pretty much similar.

Third step:


In the third step it is essential to be able, based on the information obtained from the first and second steps, to predict asset’s failure modes and establish thresholds. Understanding failure modes and setting thresholds is not miraculous. With the right approach and dedication the results are guaranteed. MonoDAQ experts will help you through the process in the right way.

After going through the first, second and third steps we:

  • Know if the assets we are going to monitor are new or old
  • What sensors (types and sensitivity) are needed for monitoring purposes
  • What size of sensors we can implement (based on machine size)
  • Understand if the monitoring system can be upgraded later

Fourth step:


In the fourth step we need to define what will be the key outputs of the monitoring system. We need to set realistic goals and define key functions that a monitoring system should perform. It can be

  • Fault detection
  • Machine critical parameters measurement
  • Predictive maintenance
  • Condition based monitoring
  • Protection system
  • Integration into other systems of the company

Now it is time to select the right condition monitoring equipment and tailor the system to your needs.

With our local partners we also provide training services to client personnel.