EASYchange® Brush Condition Monitoring

Never before possible Brush health analytics can now be delivered to the control room system and maintenance can be performed based on brush condition, rather than a calendar.

Brush Condition Monitoring (BCM) improves manpower efficiency, reduce the risk of ring fires, and unplanned outages while also improving the reliability of the production of electricity.

Now, more than ever before, it is important to be able to plan outages based on the condition of the brushes rather than having to rely on a calendar.

 

Through Brush Condition Monitoring, plants are able to reliably measure, collect, and store data for potential faults in the exciters and collector rings without human intervention. The system wirelessly measures:

  • Usable Brush Length
  • Vibration
  • Wear Rate
  • Temperature