Introducing…

INSIGHT FDS

(Force Detection System)

INSIGHT FDS is a low cost non-intrusive sensing system for fluid film bearings that indirectly measures bearing forces to provide time waveform, spectral, and 4-20mA overall condition monitoring capabilities comparable to proximity probes without the need for equipment downtime or machine work to install.

View a video overview of the Insight FDS.

THE PROBLEM

THE ONLY OPTION TO PROTECT AND MONITOR CRITICAL AND EXPENSIVE EQUIPMENT IS A PROXIMITY PROBE

Why is this a problem?

  • Cost Can Be $2 – 3K Per Channel
  • Experience Long Downtimes for Installation
  • Software to Monitor is Expensive

Why do you need protection?

  • Fluid Film Bearings Have The Shortest Time to Failure
  • Failures Can Occur in Just Two Revolutions

THE SOLUTION

INSIGHT FDS HAS THE ADVANTAGE

Benefits Over Proximity Probes:

  • A Fraction of the Cost Over Proximity Probes
  • Minimal to No Downtime to Install
  • Data Comparable to Proximity Probe
  • Fits Inside Engines and Compressors on Main Bearings
  • Load Quantified

For Rotating Equipment Using Fluid Film Bearings:

  • Turbines – All Sizes
  • Large Motors, Fans, & Gearboxes
  • Boiler Feed Pumps
  • Compressors - Reciprocating & Centrifugal
  • Large Bore Engines

Specifications:

  • Adhesively Mounted
  • Expect Class I Div II Rating, Target Class l Div l
  • 4-20 mA Capable
  • Portable Collector Capable
  • Time Domain, FFT, Orbit Capable
Insight FDS

INSIGHT FDS DATA COMPARISON

This previous image shows a side by side comparison of an accelerometer, a proximity probe, and our new INSIGHT Force Detection System or INSIGHT FDS. This shows date from all three types of systems installed on fluid film bearings. The accelerometer is used sometimes because of the cheap price and non-invasive install but the data isn’t very accurate at all. The proximity probe has more accurate data for sure but each probe costs substantially more as well as having an invasive installation requiring the machine to be down for a long period of time.

The Insight FDS shows a cleaner, more accurate data than either of the other two systems. It’s approximately half the cost of probe sensors and the installation is noninvasive while often times allowing for no down time on your machines.