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Performance and Equipment Condition Monitoring; A Case Study at Atco Power

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Original date: 
Tuesday, November 18, 2014

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.

BoK Content Source: 
MainTrain 2014
BoK Content Type: 
Presentation Slides
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Asset Management Framework Subject: 
03 Lifecycle Delivery, 3.05 Maintenance Delivery, 3.06 Reliability Engineering, 3.07 Asset Operations
Maintenance Management Framework Subject: 
04 Tools and Tactics, 4.4 Preventive Maintenance, 4.5 Detective Maintenance, 4.6 Condition Monitoring, 5.0 Maintenance and Reliability Eng General, 5.3 Failure Analysis
Author Title: 
Senior Technical Advisor
Author Employer: 
Carver PA Corporation
Author Bio: 

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. 

Author 2 Title: 
Associate Vice President of Asset Management Services
Author 2 Employer: 
Black & Veatch Corporation
Author 2 Bio: 
Dave is Associate Vice President in the Power Generation Services business unit. As a Senior Project Manager for Smart Integrated Infrastructure (SII,) his primary responsibility is oversight of Black & Veatch’s performance engineering products and services. Black & Veatch operates comprehensive Monitoring and Diagnostics (M&D) centers in Kansas City and Pune, India covering both fossil and renewable assets. The group also provides a full complement of engineering services such as energy efficiency assessments, testing and coal-fired combustion optimization consulting.