Monitoring and Protection Systems for Rotating Equipment in Industrial Applications and Hazardous Areas
BRAUN protection systems for rotating equipment encompass a diverse area of usage and are present in safety-critical industries. The main applications are found in the plants of the world’s largest power generation companies, in the oil, gas and chemical industries.
With more than 50 years of experience, BRAUN has extensive expertise in the development of customized applications. Therefore standardized solutions can be easily adapted to specific applications.
Steam turbines / Gas turbines / Water turbines
The power generation industry demands particularly high levels of safety and protection, in particular with regard to the overspeed protection of turbines.
Since downtime is a critical cost factor, power plant turbines should only be turned off when absolutely necessary. On the other hand, it must be possible to shut down the turbine if required, to prevent harm to man and machine. And this is precisely where our protection systems prove their worth.
BRAUN protection systems monitor such plants and guarantee the smooth operation of safety-critical applications including rotating parts, as in a case of power generation. An implementation may be made in compliance with SIL3 certification.
Steam turbines / Gas turbines / Compressors / Expanders
Turbomachinery applications place particularly high demands on safety and protection, in particular with respect to the overspeed protection of turbines, compressors, and expanders.
Complex systems incorporating turbines, compressors, and other units should only be turned off when absolutely necessary as non-vital downtime is a costly undertaking. At the same time it must be possible to shut down these systems should circumstances arise which require such action. And this is precisely where our protection systems prove their worth.
BRAUN protection systems monitor these systems and guarantee the smooth operation of safety-critical applications including rotating parts, as in a case of turbomachinery. Should it be a requirement, this may be implemented in compliance with SIL3 certification.
Other Industrial Applications
Variable Drives / Pumps / Fans / Conveyors / Generators / Gears / Motors
Industrial applications which include rotary equipment require a high level of safety and protection. This is especially the case in the field of overspeed protection. In this area of activity, our systems monitor pumps, conveyors, motors and transmission equipment. In addition, they are also used for the detection of speed and direction as applicable to automotive and power tool testing. Other applications can be found in R&D and the maintenance of machinery and equipment.
BRAUN protection systems monitor these installations and provide the necessary levels of safety and operational stability, required in plants utilizing the rotational equipment. In compliance with SIL3 certification, should this be required.
For applications in hazardous areas with increased risk of ignition or explosion due to gas or dust
Demanding environments require extraordinary solutions. For example in petrochemical plants exposed to the danger of explosion. To exclude this eventuality we provide specially developed products that are subject to additional and even more stringent levels of quality control.
BRAUN speed sensors and barriers are used in all areas where there is an increased risk of ignition or explosion due to gas or dust. For these particularly critical areas, we always offer our ATEX/IECEx, UL/CSA, and EAC certified products along with the right solutions.