Wireless Condition Monitoring

Wireless Condition Monitoring System

Providing the highest quality healthcare for your pumps

Hydro's Wireless Condition Monitoring System and Smart Enterprise Predictive Maintenance software provides alerts, advanced analysis, and automated reporting – helping users to prevent failures.

Smart Enterprise
Predictive Maintenance

Control the present. Predict the future. Optimize operations & maintenance.

         

Sensor

Each sensor provides useful machine condition data and timely alerts if alarm thresholds are exceeded. The information collected helps to optimize equipment, understand equipment health, improve preventative maintenance strategies, and understand equipment failure modes. Efficient process management and timely maintenance are critical to your bottom line.

   
  • Data Collection
  • Storage
  • Access Warnings & Alarms
  • Data Analysis
  • Engineering Services
  • Solution Implementation
  • Automated Reports

Gateway

Hydro's gateways relay data from the sensors to the cloud. A collection gateway is typically connected to the cloud using one of the following: Cellular, Wi-Fi, or LAN. The Wireless Condition Monitoring System monitors the health of industrial equipment, helping you to optimize operations and identify problems before equipment failure.

   

So what makes Hydro’s condition monitoring better than the competition?

Glad you asked.



Hydro has diversified and in-depth pump knowledge that we believe is unique in the industry. While OEMs traditionally focused on repairing their own equipment, Hydro has from the outset developed a knowledge base that includes experience across a broad spectrum of pump manufacturers and pump designs.

We have the unique capability of understanding the different designs and materials employed by various manufacturers as well as their successes or failures in specific applications and operating environments. Based on this data, Hydro is in an excellent position to improve original designs for their intended service. Our high rate of repeat business is a testimonial to the performance improvements that Hydro has been able to achieve.



The highest quality IoT sensor technology –
in the hands of pump experts.

Frequently Asked Questions

You can find answers to some commonly asked questions here in our FAQ section, and if you have more questions, or just want to learn more about how it all works, give us a call. In our world, there is nothing more important than the health of your pumps. We’re partners - not suppliers. We look forward to speaking with you.


What applications are suitable for the Sensor system?
The Wireless Sensor Monitoring System delivers real-time vibration, and temperature readings to monitor the machine health and condition. The system can be installed on pumps, gearboxes, motors, compressors, fans, blowers, mixers, etc. to monitor and record operating condition data.
How does the system help me operate my facility more efficiently and safely?
The Wireless Condition Monitoring System monitors the health of industrial equipment, helping you to optimize operations and identify problems before equipment failure. Each sensor provides useful machine condition data and timely alerts if alarm thresholds are exceeded. The information collected helps to optimize equipment, understand equipment health, improve preventative maintenance strategies, and understand equipment failure modes. Efficient process management and timely maintenance are critical to your bottom line.
Will I need IT Department involvement to implement Sensor solutions?
Typically, no IT involvement is required. The Sensor collection Gateway has multiple methods of transmitting data to Cloud based storage and analysis platforms. Most installations transmit data using Cellular data networks to access to the Internet and relay sensor readings.
Will I need to run additional cable or wiring to monitor my critical equipment?
No. The Sensor utilizes wireless long range and long battery life magnetically attached wireless sensors to transmit vibration, temperature, and pressure readings to a centralized collection Gateway.
What is a gateway?
A device which relays data from the sensors to the cloud. A collection Gateway is typically connected to the cloud using one of the following: Cellular, Wi-Fi or LAN.
Do the sensors monitor continuously and how often?
Sensors can collect and transmit data samples at programmable intervals. However, if an equipment event occurs and preset warning or alarm thresholds are broken, the sensor will transmit the data and a warning out of sequence right as the event is observed.
How long does it take to install a Sensor system?
Sensors can be installed on a single piece of equipment in a short period of time. Setting up the collection Gateway and testing the system is typically completed in a few hours.
Do my operators need special training to use the Sensor system?
The Sensor system can be installed with minimal training. Data is recorded and transmitted through the collection gateway. Sensor data is presented on an easy to interpret graphical user interface. Users can view vibration and temperature in graphs and reports, along with alert and alarm events. Hydro staff can be engaged to assist onsite on more complex installations.
I use a SCADA system to control plant operations – is the Sensor system compatible with my SCADA system?
Yes. The system is compatible and SCADA-ready. It is also compatible with other software systems similar to SCADA.
Does the Sensor system allow me to review historical operating conditions for my equipment?
Yes. Both historical and real-time data are always available from the cloud based storage and analysis platform.
How secure is the Sensor system?
The Sensor system is a closed network and as such is secure from unauthorized usage. Stringent security standards are maintained. All data packets are authenticated at each layer, and encrypted end-to-end, to protect critical information from outside intrusion or hackers.
Can I use this system in a hazardous location?
Yes. The Sensor wireless monitoring solution is certified by ETL/cETL for use in hazardous locations.
What is the range of wireless sensors?
The Sensors have a signal range of 984 feet (300 meters), clear line-of-sight.
Can Sensors be used outdoors?
Yes. Sensors are suitable for both indoor and outdoor placements. These sensors feature industrial housings and have received a NEMA 4 rating. They operate efficiently in outside environments in temperatures from -22°F to 167°F (-30° to +75° C.)
Is there a limit to how many sensors I can install at my facility?
The sensor system allows a maximum of 60 sensors per gateway. Multiple gateways may be deployed for larger and more complex installations.
What is required to install the Sensor system?
The gateway requires 120V power source. The sensors are battery powered and mount to the equipment either via magnetic base mount or 1/4-20 stud mount.
What type of maintenance is required for the Sensor system
Wireless sensors are designed for no maintenance with the exception of battery replacement as needed. Each sensor contains a non-proprietary 3.6V lithium battery with a life expectancy that exceeds one year.
Does the software alert you when the battery needs to be replaced?
Yes, the software has the capability to alert you if the battery is low and the expected days remaining with a given DAQ strategy.
Is there a warranty and what is covered under the warranty
All hardware carries a one-year warranty against product defects.