Techniques and means for monitoring tribological conditions in mining machinery: state of the art review
2004 (English)Report (Other academic)
The objective of this project is to gather and summarize available information on how tribological conditions in mining machinery can be monitored and controlled. In this report, information on techniques and means for the in-line, on-line and off-line monitoring of oil condition are presented and discussed. Important tribological parameters and definitions are given first in order to facilitate the discussion of the measuring methods presented in the following chapter. The monitoring techniques presented are grouped according to the parameter measured such as viscosity or temperature. For each method or technique described, the intention is to discuss the principle of sensor/method operation, location of the sensor (or method application) and interpretation of the obtained data. There is a great variety of monitoring techniques available on the market that are used for all the range of industrial machinery. For some machines, e.g. aircraft, the techniques are much more developed and advanced compared to others, e.g. ships. While collecting the information available in the published literature, the focus was to select the techniques that have a potential of being applied to the machinery in the mining industry. That is why the reader may also find information on monitoring techniques for machines that are not currently in use in the mining industry. Since these machines contain a number of common machine elements/components such as gears, bearings and hydraulic cylinders it is thought that this information is relevant. In the last two chapters typical machinery used in mining industry is described and some recommendations of which methods should be used for monitoring conditions in these machines are given.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Luleå tekniska universitet, 2004. , 62 p.
, Research report / Luleå University of Technology, ISSN 1402-1528 ; 2004:12
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-81308OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-81308DiVA: diva2:497351