Monitoring Temperature and Power on Aging 3-Phase Compressor Motors

CAS DataLoggers recently helped a frozen product manufacturer to monitor temperature and perform power factoring on several large 3-phase compressor motors used for refrigeration. As these compressors aged through valve leakage and piston ring deterioration, the AC temperatures fluctuated which endangered product quality. To avoid compressor failure and to realize energy savings, the manufacturer needed an equipment monitoring solution with a high number of universal analog channels that could monitor temperature and the equipment’s energy/power usage. The customer also needed to totalize the energy data and the motor on/off times, so an intelligent solution was needed. Read more on our Equipment Monitoring Applications Notes page.