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EMPATH System

Source: Furmanite America Inc.

EMPATH System
The EMPATH system consists of a portable personal computer with our exclusive signal conditioning board, a 16-channel, 12-bit A/D card, and analysis software to store data and give a readout of the time and frequency signatures
The EMPATH system consists of a portable personal computer with our exclusive signal conditioning board, a 16-channel, 12-bit A/D card, and analysis software to store data and give a readout of the time and frequency signatures

The EMPATH system consists of a portable personal computer with our exclusive signal conditioning board, a 16-channel, 12-bit A/D card, and analysis software to store data and give a readout of the time and frequency signatures. The external Probe Interface Module contains isolating transformers for the voltage inputs. The signal conditioning board collects data on all three phases of voltage and current and provides three MCSA-filtered signals. Also, five general-purpose voltage channels give the customer the option of collecting other data simultaneously with MCSA data.

The EMPATH software provides spectral analysis of all inputs using a Fast Fourier Transform. The EMPATH system provides flexibility by allowing data to be collected periodically using a portable PC, or continuously with a permanent installation. detect the early stages of rotor bar failures in induction motors.

Benefits

  • Early rotor failure detection
  • Broad range of information on rotor, stator and load
  • Signals, such as vibration, speed, etc., can be accommodated
  • Convenient and time saving
  • Apparent power; reactive power, and real power factors
  • AC and DC single phase, 3 phase
  • Capable of testing motors from fhpp to 200,000 hp
  • Voltage and current harmonic analysis
  • EMPATH indicates

  • Rotor bar deterioration
  • Rotor/stator eccentricity
  • Stator phase imbalance
  • Motor speed and slip frequency
  • Gear and belt imperfections
  • Average running current; an indicator of motor torque
  • Stroke time on assemblies with defined start and stop points
  • Changing friction forces
  • Torsional vibration and dynamic loading
  • Detection of bearing defect frequencies
  • Furmanite America Inc., 16055 Space Center Blvd. Suite 250, Houston, TX 77062. Tel: 281-280-6600; Fax: 281-280-6699.