Cylinder monitoring is the application of monitoring specific parameters of a cylinder. Through sensing instrumentation/devices parameters such level, pressure, temperature, pH are recorded and monitored for a variety of business critical reasons.
Cylinder liner monitoring systems observe the running production of the piston by assessing the temperature of the higher portion of the cylinder liners. The piston, by definition is ‘a disk or short cylinder fitting closely within a tube in which it moves up and down against a liquid or gas, used in an internal combustion engine to derive motion, or in a pump to impart motion’. To avoid untypical liner wearage and potential ring breakage of the piston, the friction between both the cylinder liner and the piston ring but be monitored as increased friction can cause malfunction within the storage tank. The monitors are able to be set manually on the desired work station to provide warning if some parameter is off. This temperature alarm will send an alert for instances such as high thermal load and/or liner scuffing that can occur.
Cylinder tank monitors contain upstanding temperature sensors as well as one field-bus signal converter that is placed on each cylinder along with one common PC work station.
There are many benefits of cylinder liners that will assist with monitoring. Aside from being compact and easy installation, these liners will prevent undetected cylinder liner scuffing issues, they have a quick and dependable response to problems within operation, and lastly, there is the option of having them merged with the alarm monitoring system or simply standing alone.