Case study: Discovering a trunnion bearing fault

SKF

A Western Australian gold mine processing plant experienced repetitive failures in a horizontal grinding mill. As it was the most critical piece of equipment on site, having a predictive monitoring strategy for the mill was essential.

However, the distant location of the mill made manual data collection inconvenient and expensive. What’s more, manually collected data only gives a snapshot in time, meaning that events that could have an impact on the drive line of the mill were likely to be missed.

In 2017, the mill decided to approve the installation of an SKF Multilog IMx-16 online condition monitoring system. In this case study, learn how the system was configured with suitable alarm thresholds to make sure that even the briefest events were captured every time they occurred.

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