Condition monitoring of plant machinery is becoming more common place. With new advanced signal processing algorithms and better machine life models proactive maintenance of citrus processing machinery allows avoiding unplanned downtime and catastrophic failure. It also avoids relying only on predictions and assuming the machine will break. This paper will discuss the main steps that are necessary in developing a plant machinery maintenance system and make a business case for implementing machine monitoring on a wide range of plant equipment.
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