The Sheerness Generating Station, a large power plant, has process and machine health data feeding into the DCS and plant historian database continuously from thousands of field sensing elements. This session is a case study of project at the plant that utilized ‘cloud’ technology to stream data about plant performance and initial equipment failures not yet notified by the Alarm Management System, to technical experts, who analyzed the information and communicated the findings back to the plant for further troubleshooting, validation and correction. The session will describe the data security and connectivity issues, the communication protocols and the benefits observed. If you are considering changes in the collection, analysis, and reporting of your own plant performance and equipment health, this session will be useful.
Pat graduated in Education and Mechanical Engineering from the University of Alberta. Since teaching High School math and science, he has held positions in Operations, Maintenance, Engineering, and Project Management. Most recently, Pat provided maintenance and reliability services, at two ATCO Power generating stations, before joining Carver PA as an Instructor and Senior Technical Advisor.