Condition monitoring is the natural bedfellow for the PI System, but it has traditionally been delivered as a deployed solution or remote service. This accesses the low-hanging fruit in terms of value, but neither option is ideal for collaboration between Operator, OEM and Service Provider. The advent of OSIsoft’s cloud-based data sharing breaks down barriers and allows companies to realize the harder-to-reach value of condition monitoring across vendors.
Nick Ward has worked in Rolls-Royce for 25 years in the aerospace and industrial sectors, covering civil and defense aviation, power generation and transport. Ward is currently Vice President for the Predictive Equipment Health Management range of products and services at OSyS, part of the Rolls Royce Group.