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GEā??s Distributed Power Business Introduces Next-Generation myPlant* Platform Powered by Predix*
GEā??s myPlant* 2.0 Beta Platform Developed to Improve Jenbacher Gas Engine Performance
- Web-Based Remote Monitoring and Diagnostics Platform Offers Advanced Diagnostics and Predictive Analytics to Increase Asset and Fleet Reliability
- GE’s New Software Solution Helps Customers to Avoid Costly Unplanned Service Outages, Drive Greater Outcomes and be More Competitive
Expanding the choice of Industrial Internet technologies that can help industrial operators improve the real-time remote monitoring of their production facilities, GE’s Distributed Power business (NYSE: GE) has formally introduced its myPlant* 2.0 Beta platform powered by Predix*, an asset performance management solution from GE.
GE’s next-generation myPlant 2.0 Beta remote monitoring and diagnostics system is a Web-based platform that helps distributors and end-user customers improve the availability, reliability and performance of GE’s Jenbacher gas engines installed for various industrial and municipal distributed power projects, including combined heat and power and greenhouse applications.
If myPlant’s system and GE’s customized set of data-based solutions detect an irregularity at an engine site, a GE Quick Response Center (QRC) then reviews data trends and engine messages and then systematically validates the probable root cause of the issue and deploys field service teams to perform corrective actions to the equipment.
In 50 percent of cases, GE’s experts can remotely reset the engine and adjust set points to maintain engine availability and performance, thus eliminating the need for travel time and expenses involved in a visit to the engine location.
The core features of the myPlant system include advanced diagnostics and predictive analytic solutions to increase asset and fleet output and availability. The system also offers operators advanced trending of all historic data and engine messages to diagnose and increase engine efficiency through reduced gas consumption.
“With digital communications tools becoming increasingly important in everyday life, GE is a leader in developing and delivering Industrial Internet solutions to help operators harness the power of ‘Big Data’ and real-time communication systems to improve the performance of their equipment,” said Margherita Adragna, general manager services for GE’s Distributed Power Europe—GE Power & Water. “GE’s myPlant system and our asset performance management solutions are allowing our customers to enhance the performance and competitiveness of their assets by increasing the availability of equipment and reducing both operating costs and risks. For example, on a 3.3-megawatt (MW) Jenbacher gas engine, a shutdown time of six to eight weeks can mean an income shortfall of about $160,000 (depending on the feed-in tariffs and downtime).”
Benefits of myPlant 2.0 Beta for Jenbacher gas engines operators include:
- Around-the-clock, remote troubleshooting service from GE’s QRCs.
- Real-time data trends, engine messages, trip notifications and remote connectivity for a single asset.
- Centralized visibility to the fleet operation, including the location and state of the assets on each site as well as asset level availability, power and operating hours.
- Analytics to predict the remaining useful life of key components, thereby increasing their life so that the total cost of ownership is reduced, asset availability is enhanced and costly unplanned service outages can be avoided.
- Access to predictive analytics to detect and forecast future component condition so that fast and efficient repair takes place before a problem occurs.
- Full resolution diagnostic trend charts on any data set for any time frame.
GE’s myPlant offering is part of GE’s asset performance management (APM) portfolio. The APM sector is an emerging category of software and services aimed at helping industrial companies enhance the performance of their assets to increase availability decrease costs and reduce operational risks.
The myPlant* 2.0 Beta solution was developed by service teams at GE’s Gas Engines Center of Excellence (CoE) in Jenbach, Austria; GE’s Hyderabad Technology Center in India; GE’s Software CoE in San Ramon, California, and two external suppliers in the United States.
GE announced the myPlant 2.0 Beta release during the POWER-GEN Europe 2015 trade conference, which is being held this week at the Amsterdam RAI Exhibition and Convention Centre in Amsterdam. For more information about GE’s Distributed Power offerings, please visit GE’s Booth #2G6.
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About GE’s Distributed Power Business
GE Power & Water’s Distributed Power business is a leading provider of power equipment, engines and services focused on power generation at or near the point of use. Distributed Power’s product portfolio includes highly efficient industrial reciprocating engines and aeroderivative gas turbines that generate 100 kW to 116 MW of power for numerous industries globally. In addition, Distributed Power offers life cycle services and support for more than 38,000 distributed power products worldwide to help customers meet their business challenges—anywhere and anytime.
Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, Distributed Power employs about 5,000 people around the world.
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About GE Power & Water
GE Power & Water provides customers with a broad array of power generation, energy delivery and water process technologies to solve their challenges locally. Power & Water works in all areas of the energy industry including renewable resources such as wind and solar, biogas and alternative fuels; and coal, oil, natural gas and nuclear energy. The business also develops advanced technologies to help solve the world’s most complex challenges related to water availability and quality. Power & Water’s six business units include Distributed Power, Nuclear Energy, Power Generation Products, Power Generation Services, Renewable Energy and Water & Process Technologies. Headquartered in Schenectady, N.Y., Power & Water is GE’s largest industrial business.
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