Panel Discussion. Your goal is to meet your power generation commitments. Your combined cycle units are essential to filling the supply gaps left by renewable energy sources. Increased cycling of units designed to be base loaded is placing your combined cycle plant at greater risk of failure. Case studies will show how OSIsoft and SmartSignal work together for the customer to eliminate equipment failures and avoid surprises. This panel will focus on how customers use these technologies to avoid unpleasant surprises that come with equipment problems and reduce the risk left by current condition monitoring and trending solutions.
OSIsoft provides the data infrastructure to organize and present operating data and analytics. SmartSignal analyzes, in real time, OSIsoft PI data to provide the earliest and most precise warning of developing equipment failure. SmartSignal’s predictive diagnostics are available to PI ProcessBook and OSIsoft WebParts screens, where users can graphically see how equipment should be behaving and what issues require attention.
SmartSignal leverages the OSIsoft data infrastructure to help over 800 power generation units avoid surprises on critical rotating and non-rotating equipment. On average, SmartSignal and OSIsoft increase the profitability of a typical 2 by 1 combined cycle by over $750,000 per year.
Steve Tonissen is responsible for strategy and strategic partnership activities at SmartSignal. Prior to joining SmartSignal, Steve held senior marketing and sales positions with Manugistics Group, RedPrairie, State of the Art, Pansophic Systems, and Control Data. Steve holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology and an MBA from The University of Chicago.