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Condition-Based Maintenance Extends Intervals And Saves $60K
With a Cat® Fleet Advisor keeping a close eye on the condition of five Cat generator sets, an offshore oil rig felt confident postponing the first overhaul - a decision that may lead to savings of $60,000.
The site had a 2370 HP, 1000 rpm engine with a two stage reciprocating gas compressor. The engine control system was performing as it was designed, yet the engine was losing power; however, the operations personnel were not fully aware of the system’s capabilities.
The site had a 1500 HP, 1200 rpm engine with a three stage reciprocating gas compressor. The operations engineer was doing his weekly review of gas compression flow rates by using the Curves screen in Productivity Optimizer.
While waiting at an airport, a Cat® Fleet Advisor was monitoring a G3608 engine on his mobile device allowing him to discover, diagnose and recommend a solution to the operator, averting a costly failure - all while waiting for his next flight.
The right bank, cylinder #4 pyrometer temperature exceeded the maximum allowable high temp deviation setting. Productivity Optimizer showed a red flag in Unit Review and a notation in the Bad Actor Report ensured that it received attention.