Equipment used to drill oil and gas wells are the most critical systems on a drilling rig. Essential machinery causing direct production downtime needs to be monitored 24/7 in order to get the earliest possible prewarning of deteriorating condition. Another important consideration is that these systems do not have redundancies and spare units or parts which causes extra time and dayrate losses.

The condition monitoring system setup to measure the mechanical condition of drilling equipment in the most optimum way holds a combination of techniques and signal optimization functions; Our patented SPM HD technology for advanced bearing and gear condition monitoring is able to measure at ultra low revolutions - down to 0.1 rpm! Multi parameter vibration techniques and functions as velocity, acceleration and HD ENV, FFT spectrum, time domain and phase analysis, pseudo tach, time synchronous averaging and HD Order Tracking, forms a unique package of tools bound into our Drilling equipment condition monitoring solution to maximize pre-warning times on upcoming failures.

With Intellinova Parallel EN shock pulses and vibration will be monitored seamlessly and warn the Driller instantly in case of excessive vibrations, even caused by down hole vibrations.

Two complementary technologies combined in one DuoTech sensor are installed on assigned positions and connected to the Intellinova data acquisition system.

The following problems can be detected:

  • Rolling element bearing damages
  • Gear wear and damage
  • Imbalance
  • Misalignment in shafts and gears
  • Looseness
  • Structural resonances
  • Motor rotor and shaft eccentricity
  • Electrical motor problems; broken rotor bars, VFD faults
  • Softfoot

Besides vibration condition monitoring, it is a common choice to include our online oil condition monitoring solution to measure the contamination (particle counter) according to ISO or NAS class, water in oil detection, oil temperature and oil quality.