This presentation will review Entergy’s Startup Monitoring Application, Transition Monitor, and how that application can be used to not only monitor the progress of a startup remotely, but also as a post-analysis tool to determine the problems within the startup and identify areas for improvement. The tool is used by plant operations personnel to improve startup consistency, protect plant equipment, and promote safe operation while reducing the startup time and the startup cost of our generating units.
Steve Winsett began his career as a controls engineer for the Oil and Gas industry. In 2001, Steve was offered an opportunity to assist Entergy with a pilot for equipment health monitoring within Entergy’s fleet of fossil units. He is now the Operations Information System Program Manager for Entergy, managing 29 PI servers for Entergy’s fossil fleet across four states as well as developing new processes to help measure unit performance and activity using PI.