This fall, Impel Systems completed a vibration system upgrade for a local Alberta gas producer. The project involved replacing an antiquated Bently Nevada 3300 vibration system on two reciprocating gas compressors. The existing Bently Nevada accelerometers were replaced with new 4-20mA transducers, while the embedded 3300XL probes were maintained. This was achieved by replacing the old proximity transducers with modules that output a 4-20mA vibration signal.
The recently upgraded CompactLogix PLC and its remote IO received additional analog input cards and the PLC program was updated with new vibration alarms and shutdowns alongside updated HMI graphics.