Introduction to the Emerson AMS Asset Monitor
“The AMS Asset Monitor is an edge analytics device that makes use of Emerson’s DeltaV CHARMs technology to provide and analyze both vibration and process measurements, and provide diagnosis and corrective action recommendations for the 10 mostly commonly occurring conditions.” – John Turner, AMS Asset Monitor Product Manager
How can the Emerson AMS Asset Monitor help improve reliability?
The AMS Asset Monitor manages pervasive sensing while providing prediction, protection and process monitoring capabilities.
It is designed to mount at the asset, reducing cabling requirements and other installation costs. It accommodates up to 12 CHARMs including Vibration CHARMs as well as DeltaV CHARMs for process inputs. For larger systems, multiple units can be daisy-chained together to extend the asset coverage.
This monitor features an internal Logic Studio with multiple pre-programmed application solutions for easy to understand analysis and alert reporting. The AMS Asset Monitor can be configured to send overall asset health status and alerts to Emerson’s Plantweb Optics asset performance platform and detailed asset data by OPC UA. Detailed asset information is also available on a user’s mobile device or desktop thin client from the monitors internal web-served Asset Studio interface.
What are AMS Asset Monitor’s key features?
- Wired or wireless Ethernet deployment for greater flexibility
- Intuitive browser-based user interface for easy setup and analysis
- Applications already onboard and with preset alert limits for faster setup
- Faster and easier implementation using analysis results presented in plain language
Online Prediction, Protection and Process Monitor
Emerson’s AMS Asset Monitor is a field-mountable device to collect data from driven and non-driven assets by using different types of sensors such as piezoelectric and eddy current vibration sensors. The monitor analyzes the data to determine machine health and provide alarms where appropriate, and based on the machine state.
The AMS Asset Monitor is designed to carry a combination of up to 12 CHARMs – VI Piezo CHARMs, VI Tach CHARMs, VI Voltage CHARMs, and compatible DeltaV™ CHARMs – to connect input and output signals.
AMS Asset Monitor can be used as a standalone prediction device with basic protection functions, or can be integrated into a network of multiple AMS Asset Monitors with connections to complementary systems such as Emerson’s Plantweb™ Optics platform.
The installation of additional software on PC or laptop is not necessary. Web browsers can be used to configure and control AMS Asset Monitor.
The input signals measured by sensors mounted on the equipment are connected through sensor-specific CHARMs to the signal processing of the AMS Asset Monitor. The preprocessed sensor signals are forwarded to the prediction unit for analysis based on predefined rules with configurable parameters.
The prediction results are output based on selectable logics through output CHARMs or forwarded to other connected systems through the Ethernet interface. The input sensor signals are also forwarded to the unit for basic protection. The typical reaction time of the basic protection is <1 second.
Detected alarms are issued via output CHARMs. Emerson’s AMS Asset Monitor manages pervasive sensing while providing edge analytic results. It’s designed to mount at the asset, reducing cabling requirements and other installation costs. For larger systems, multiple units can be daisy-chained together to extend asset coverage.
What are AMS Asset Monitor technical specifications?
- Channels: Up to 12 CHARMs
- Collection Modes: Simultaneous or Independent
- A/D Resolution / Dynamic Range: 24 bit / Greater than 100dB
- Amplitude Accuracy Deviation: <1%
- Repeat Accuracy: <2% of Full Scale
- Units: SI (Metric) or Imperial (English)
- Frequency Units: Hz, CPM, Orders
- Scaling: Linear
- Monitor Internet Protocol: OPC UA
- Monitor Daisy Chain (up to 8): (2) 100Mbps Ethernet Ports
- Monitor Backhaul to Plant Network: (1) 1Gbps Enternet Port
- Dimensions mm(in): 238(9.4)H x 384(15.1)W x 196(7.7)D
- Weight (with CHARMS): 7.3kg (16.3 lbs)
- Operating Temperature: -40 to 55 °C (-13 to 131 °F)
AMS Asset Monitor Resources
Manuals & Guides
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Last updated: 25th September 2023