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Case Study: NewGen Power Kwinana

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The maintenance team at NewGen Power Kwinana now have greater visibility of
machine health, can save on costs and have a management-approved pathway
to upgrading to world-class monitoring technology.


Challenges

NewGen’s maintenance team were relying on protection systems to safeguard
their assets, collecting vibration data via an outside contractor once a month.
Without the monitoring equipment to collect and analyse data themselves, the
team didn’t have visibility of early fault signals that could help them avoid trips
and failures.
With a small team to keep equipment running, Maintenance and Outage
Supervisor Tim Harrison wanted to increase their ability to detect faults early
and give all stakeholders access to the data they need to improve reliability.
Tim Harrison wanted to upgrade on-site equipment and allow the team to do
some of its own analysis, but the significant cost of upgrading was an objection
from management.

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