Patent Number: 8,442,853

Title: Targeted equipment monitoring system and method for optimizing equipment reliability

Abstract: An operating strategy for effectively operating a system, such as a boiler system, is provided by quantifying operation of the system based on failure characteristics modeled in a computer processor performing failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA) to forecast damage mechanisms from operational parameters. One method includes determining operational consequences from inherent damage impact of fixed operational parameters, enabling instruments for operation with the processor for monitoring and diagnosing potential damage mechanisms, forming a graphic component map sufficient for user review of preselected system locations, and developing macroscopic in-service and out-of-service condition monitoring plans for the system. Detailed condition monitoring plans are then created from the macroscopic plans by the processor classifying each damage mechanism as one of active, incipient, incidental and passive, and processing each classified damage mechanism based on industry and local historical data for providing yield indices and propensities as reference for the FMEA.

Inventors: Abbott; Patrick D. (Lake Mary, FL)


International Classification: G06Q 10/00 (20120101)

Expiration Date: 2021-05-14 0:00:00