A Technical Publication for Advancing the
Practice of Operating Asset Condition
Monitoring, Diagnostics, and
Vol.26 No.1 2006
CASE HISTORIES Pfizer Ltd.
04 Preventing a Recurring Reactor Shaft Failure at
Pfizer Global Research & Development Rayong Electricity Generating Company
28 Integrated Asset Management at REGCO, Thailand Sathit Tanomkul
58 Synopsis of Savings GE Energy
ANNOUNCEMENTS Randy Chitwood
15 Services Team Surpasses 4 Million Injury-Free Hours
21 Mark the Date! — 2006 Optimization and Diagnostics Akram Hamad
Software Users’ Conference Munir Qureshi
NEW PRODUCT SHOWCASE
16 3500/65 16-Channel Temperature Monitor
17 3500/46M Hydro Monitor
18 New 20 mm Air Gap Sensor
19 1900/65 Continues to Add Functionality
20 3300 XL 50 mm Proximity Transducer System
22 System 1® Software Version 6.0 C S I i s a t ra d e m a r k of Em e r s o n P ro ce s s
Management in the United States and other
FROM THE DESK OF Entek and Rockwell Automation are registered
trademarks of Rockwell Automation, Inc. in the
24 Investing in Innovation United States and other countries.
Excel, Microsoft, and Windows are registered
trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the
BACK TO BASICS United States and other countries.
26 Understanding Trip Multiply Hastelloy is a registered trademark of Haynes
International, Inc. in the United States and
APPLICATIONS IRD is a registered trademark of IRD LLC, Ltd. in
the United States and other countries.
40 Understanding Discrepancies in Vibration Amplitude Readings Modbus is a registered trademark of Schneider
Between Different Instruments — Part 2 of 2 Electric in the United States and other coun-
SAP and R/3 are registered trademarks of SAP
AG in Germany and in several other countries.
Swagelok is a registered trademark of the
Coming in the next issue of ORBIT… Swagelok Company in the United States and
“Reliability — Changing the Game” All other registered (denoted by ®) or unregis-
tered (denoted by ™ or SM ) marks used herein
are the property of General Electric Company
r Back to Basics: Understanding K/M in the United States and other countries.
r Unlocking Your Enterprise’s Potential Through Photographs on pages 4, 5, and 6 supplied
courtesy of Pfizer Ltd. Used by permission.
Photograph on page 28 supplied courtesy of
Rayong Electricity Generating Company. Used
r Case History: 25 Years of Condition Monitoring by permission.
Experience at E.ON.