Condition monitoring and fault detection of inverter-fed rotating machinery

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Barendse, Paul en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Ipurale, Andrew en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2017-09-22T11:57:00Z
dc.date.available 2017-09-22T11:57:00Z
dc.date.issued 2017 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Ipurale, A. 2017. Condition monitoring and fault detection of inverter-fed rotating machinery. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/25278
dc.description.abstract Condition monitoring of rotating machinery is crucial in industry. It can prevent long term outages that can prove costly, prevent injury to machine operators, and lower product quality. Induction motors, often described as the workhorse of industry, are popular in industry because of their robustness, efficiency and the need for low maintenance. They are, however, prone to faults when used improperly or under strenuous conditions. Gearboxes are also an important component in industry, used to transmit motion and force by means of successively engaging teeth. They too are prone to damage and can disrupt industrial processes if failure is unplanned for. Reciprocating compressors are widely used in the petroleum and the petrochemical industry. Their complex structure, and operation under poor conditions makes them prone to faults, making condition monitoring necessary to prevent accidents, and for maintenance decision-making and cost minimization. Various techniques have been extensively investigated and found to be reliable tools for the identification of faults in these machines. This thesis, however, sets out to establish a single non-invasive tool that can be used to identify the faults on all these machines. Literature on condition monitoring of induction motors, gearboxes, and reciprocating compressors is extensively reviewed. The time, frequency, and time-frequency domain techniques that are used in this thesis are also discussed. Statistical indicators were used in the time domain, the Fourier Transform in the frequency domain, and Wavelet Transforms in the time-frequency domain. Vibration and current, which are two of the most popular parameters for fault detection, were considered. The test rig equipment that is used to carry to the experiments, which comprised a modified Machine Fault Simulator -Magnum (MFS-MG), is presented and discussed. The fault detection strategies rely on the presence of a fault signature. The test rig that was used allows for the simulation of individual or multiple concurrent faults to the test machinery. The experiments were carried out under steady-state and transient conditions with the faults in the machines isolated, and then with multiple faults implemented concurrently. The results of the fault detection strategies are analysed, and conclusions are drawn based on the performances of these tools in the detection of the faults in the machinery. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Electrical Engineering en_ZA
dc.title Condition monitoring and fault detection of inverter-fed rotating machinery en_ZA
dc.type Thesis / Dissertation en_ZA
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of Electrical Engineering en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationname MSc (Eng) en_ZA
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